***FULL-TIME POSITION - MUST BE ABLE TO WORK 40 HOURS PER WEEK***
Join us in making a difference in Sweet Home Alabama! Habitat Tuscaloosa has made great strides in rebuilding and repairing the housing market since the April 2011 tornado, however, we still have a long way to go. Come be a part of an outstanding construction team with 30+ years of combined knowledge and experience in working in non-profit and the construction field. Our affiliate has hosted AmeriCorps members for the past six years and has interacted with over 26,000 volunteers from 6 different continents. Being involved with our affiliate will allow you to gain in-depth construction skills and help enhance your leadership skills. AmeriCorps members can look forward to playing a critical role in expanding our reach to those in need by engaging and encouraging volunteers to participate so more families can be served. Even more, members get to meet and interact with the families that we partner with on a daily basis. Please consider lending your support to combat the issue of sub-standard housing so families can get a hand up and not a hand out.
-Assist with hands on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping. Projects may include new and gut-rehab homes, as well as A Brush With Kindness (ABWK), Critical Home Repair (CHR) and weatherization projects.
-Lead small groups of volunteers, ensuring that they are well-employed while on the work sites.
-Use volunteer management techniques to facilitate positive experiences for volunteers and partner families working on site.
-Collaborate with construction staff to identify skilled/enthusiastic volunteers and cultivate their involvement in Habitat’s work (i.e. encourage them to consider being trained as regular site leaders and/or returning volunteers).
-Maintain site safety through modeling of safety practices and guidelines, volunteer education, and site monitoring. Attend safety training with our construction staff.
-Provide on-site orientations and safety talks to groups of volunteers and family partners.
-Help with materials management on site and at the affiliate warehouse and storage trailers. Pick up and organize materials needed for projects.
-Set up and cleanup project sites.
-Maintain site logs for each project completed in order for supervisor to assess progress and next steps.
-Participate in regular planning and debriefing meetings as needed.
-On occasion, member may participate in larger community projects such as lot cleanups, community gardens, etc.
-Attend and participate in select affiliate events; responsibilities may include set up, cleanup, and engaging with attendees and informing them about the AmeriCorps program, our affiliate’s mission and NR programming, and how to become a volunteer and/or family partner.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Benefits with Habitat for Humanity of Tuscaloosa include housing free of charge. Member will be responsible for all utilities (cable setup not included w/house). $150 stipend to purchase boots, gloves, and other gear. Also included is $75 quarterly cell phone reimbursement.
All Habitat AmeriCorps members will have the opportunity to travel to Habitat AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon. Habitat AmeriCorps members also receive a variety of position specific trainings including CPR/First Aid, Lockton Safety Courses, and many more.
Subject to criminal background check