About YouthBUILD 2012
On 12th May 2012, thousands of YouthBUILD volunteers will embark on local construction projects across the Asia-Pacific region to help hundreds of families to break the poverty cycle and say NO to inadequate housing.
In the run up to 12th May, they’ll raise funds though their own group of supporters and be cheered on by digital friends from their social networks who will help to spread the word about YouthBUILD.
Likeminded friends of Habitat for Humanity and volunteers are also invited to support the campaign.
This campaign is now over, find other ways to help.
Frequently asked questions
- What is YouthBUILD?
- On Saturday, 12th May 2012, thousands of young people in five
Asia-Pacific countries - China, India, Indonesia, Philippines and
Thailand - will spend their day working on a local Habitat build
site to show they care about creating a world where everyone has a
decent place to live.
In the months leading up to and on the day itself, hundreds of thousands of people in the Asia-Pacific region will show their solidarity with Habitat’s vision by fundraising online and participating virtually via social networks.
- Why is Habitat for Humanity organising YouthBUILD?
- YouthBUILD will give young people in the Asia-Pacific region an avenue to say no to inadequate housing. It will also help Habitat for Humanity expand its supporter base of young people in the Asia-Pacific region through physical and virtual building activities.
- Who should participate in YouthBUILD?
- Habitat for Humanity is looking for energetic, passionate young people who share the vision of creating a world where everyone has a decent place to live. These are young people who will reach out to their network of family and friends for support of Habitat’s cause. Young people, celebrities and corporate volunteers can all play a role in YouthBUILD, whether by volunteering to build or fundraising or showing support online.
- Why should I participate in YouthBUILD?
- The need for shelter that is safe and affordable is very real in the Asia-Pacific region. The United Nations estimates more than 500 million people in the Asia- Pacific region live in slums, representing more than half of the world’s slum dwellers. YouthBUILD is your opportunity to show solidarity with Habitat’s cause, say NO to inadequate housing, and have a tangible impact on the world.
- How can I get involved in YouthBUILD?
- There are several ways to get involved in YouthBUILD:
- Become a YouthBUILD volunteer and build
Donate your time and register to volunteer at the one-day build event on 12th May 2012. Invite your family and friends to support you by raising funds in the lead-up to the event.
- Support YouthBUILD by raising funds
You can create a fundraising page in support of YouthBUILD. Check out some creative ways you can help Habitat raise the funds to make YouthBUILD a success, even if you are unable to join as on a build site.
You can also raise funds offline. Click here to find out more.
- Make a donation to someone you know
If you know someone with a fundraising page, enter their name in the search box to find their page, or ask them for their fundraising page URL. Alternatively, you can browse supporters on our project pages.
- Show your solidarity online
Show your support online by sharing YouthBUILD information and news via your social networks like Facebook and Twitter. Help us rally support by spreading the word and generating awareness for the YouthBUILD events.
- Who is paying for YouthBUILD?
- Habitat for Humanity will rely on the financial support of corporate sponsors and our new online peer-to-peer fundraising initiative – GIVE2Habitat – to make YouthBUILD a success. Individuals and groups can participate in peer-to-peer fundraising by setting up a fundraising page.
- How will YouthBUILD take place online?
- YouthBUILD supporters will show their solidarity with Habitat’s
vision for a world where everyone has a decent place to live, by
participating virtually through their social networks.
The YouthBUILD website will provide information, allow for registration, solicit donations and encourage peer-to-peer fundraising. Ultimately, the success of YouthBUILD will depend on supporters’ ability to reach out to their networks and increase awareness and participation.
Habitat for Humanity’s work supported by many generous corporate business partners as well as committed individuals. Corporations partner with Habitat in numerous ways. They donate gifts-in-kind. They provide financial support. They mobilize employees as Habitat volunteers. They offer business expertise and acumen.