75% ABWK and CHR projects
20% New home construction
5% community engagement/events
• Assist with hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, siding, painting, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping. Projects may include new construction 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.
• Attend community or recruitment events with the Volunteer Coordinator to engage local community members.
• Work with Volunteer Coordinator to facilitate positive experiences for volunteers and partner families working on site.
• Collaborate with Volunteer Coordinator, construction staff and Projects Coordinator 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, and attending safety trainings 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 clean ups, 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 programs, and how to become a volunteer and/or family partner.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Student loan forbearance, Training
Many benefits vary by service location. However all Habitat AmeriCorps members will have the opportunity to travel to 2 national events, National Service Leadership Conference and the 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.
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
•Previous experience as a construction AmeriCorps member or with a residential homebuilder
• Experience with power tools
• Ability to drive large pick-up trucks preferred (or willingness to learn)
• Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity and AmeriCorps
• Strong verbal communication skills
• Ability to work with a diverse group of people
• Experience working as a member of a team
• Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience
• Basic experience with Microsoft Word/Excel
• Knowledge of community development practices
• A second language is highly desirable, with preferred language being Spanish
Subject to criminal background check