Young Professionals

Habitat Young Professionals supports affiliates’ local service while engaging young professionals as leaders, volunteers, advocates, educators, and donors.

Habitat Young Professionals are grassroots volunteers who work within a local chapter to create change in their communities. Through the diverse demographic of young professionals and their talents, chapters create unity in sharing the vision of Habitat nationally and globally.

Chapter Objectives

  • Directly serve with homeowners and Habitat for Humanity International to help accomplish Habitat’s mission.
  • Educate chapter members, the local community, and members’ networks about the work and mission of Habitat.
  • Advocate on behalf of people in need of decent shelter and for an end to poverty housing.
  • Raise funds for the work of Habitat for Humanity.
  • Participate and create space for transformational leadership and professional development.

Chapter benefits

  • Build networking opportunities. Habitat for Humanity International’s Youth Programs will help connect HYP chapters with one another so they can better share ideas and lessons.
  • Earn leadership opportunities. Established chapter members can join the HYP council or mentor new chapters, as well as engage with senior Habitat for Humanity International and affiliate staff.
  • Build brand recognition. Each chapter gets and ongoing support from Habitat for Humanity International.
  • Gain access to scholarships, grants, and international travel.
  • Gain access to training and resources designed specifically for HYP chapters to help recruit, engage, and mobilize members.

If you have any questions about Essex County Habitat Young Professionals or are interested in joining our chapter, please email