Christian Appalachian Project (CAP) AmeriCorps members commit to direct Service, intentional Community, and Spirituality/reflection in Appalachian Kentucky. Home Repair Crew Members serve in teams of 2-3 and assist the employee or volunteer crew leader in home repairs and new construction for low-income families, the elderly, and persons with disabilities.
• Under the guidance of the Lead Person, performs construction activities and leads the activities of the housing volunteers and homeowners to perform home repairs/new construction on houses/property owned by low-income persons to improve living conditions of the occupants.
• Responsible for the care and accountability of all equipment and tools.
• Required to have/develop carpentry skills/leadership skills in order to lead work crews in repair and construction or perform repair/construction work in the absence of a group.
• Follow all safety rules and encourage others to do so.
• Serves in other CAP and AmeriCorps programs when doing so does not interfere with the above duties.
• Participates in additional training and enrichment opportunities as assigned.
Community Need Addressed
Substandard housing in rural, low-income counties.
Corps members will will increase the safety, accessibility, and livability of housing among low-income home owners.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
All food and housing is provided for members who choose to live in community. The stipend ("living allowance") is $115 bi-weekly for members who live in community and $235 bi-weekly for members who live independently.
GED/High School Diploma
CPR, First Aid
Skills you will gain
CPR, First Aid, constrcution skills, leadership, communication, conflict resolution
Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner
Creativity & Problem Solving
Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment