Repairs-focused AmeriCorps members will allow HFHD to significantly extend our reach in the community and provide an educational and rewarding environment for volunteers and partner families. HFHD plans to continue to grow the number of critical repairs projects completed each year. Our team completed 45 repairs in 2016, 50 repairs in 2017, and is on track to complete another 50 repairs in 2018. AmeriCorps members have enabled this growth in families served. Future AmeriCorps members will allow us to sustain this high level of impact and position us to grow more in coming years. In the coming year, each member will be responsible for training at least 5 new volunteers to support the completion of less critical repairs, allowing our staff to efficiently move to the next home in need of a critical repair. Eventually, as the team builds stronger relationships with skilled and passionate regular volunteers, our team will be positioned to incorporate volunteers into all aspects of the repairs program. We look forward to implementing this creative solution to better leverage volunteer support within the repairs program.
The Repairs AmeriCorps member role will help us renew our focus on homeowner relationships. Unlike new construction, repairs homeowners are usually home during the construction process. This poses a unique opportunity for a member of our team to build a deeper relationship with this homeowner. Through conversation over the period of the repair, our AmeriCorps member will get to know this homeowner's unique story. With a combination of shared stories and photographs, our external relations team will be far better equipped to raise awareness and then resources for this less well-known program, ensuring long-term public support for this incredible program.
Health coverage, Living allowance, 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.
Subject to criminal background check