The member serving in this role will be part of the AmeriCorps team that will give the necessary boost to significantly increase the number of families our affiliate is able to serve through our rehab and new construction projects, with a focus on disaster relief. The member will work Tuesday-Saturday 8:30am-5pm (with a lunch break), with flexibility for special events. Volunteers are given a monthly living allowance of $1,373 and an education award, which can be used toward student loans or future education.
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Responsibilities of the Position
Assist with hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, finish carpentry and landscaping. Projects may include new and gut rehab homes.
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 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 NR programming, and how to become a volunteer and/or family partner.
Benefits of Service
AmeriCorps monthly living allowance of $1,373 (paid over the full 10 months of full-time service)
Segal Education Award of $5,920 (upon successful completion of service) - lifetime maximum of 2
Affordable Care Act compliant health care plan (Habitat pays the monthly premiums)
Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
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 safety courses and more.
Subject to criminal background check