Construction crew leaders play an integral part in building and repairing more homes, leading to better neighborhoods and communities. As a construction crew leader, you will lead and develop groups of skilled and unskilled volunteers and homeowner families in construction activities all while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment. Using volunteer management techniques, you will manage volunteers and homeowner families as they assist in the building of new homes Together, you will perform hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping.
Please Note: while construction experience is helpful, it is not required.
• 18 years of age or older
• U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
• High school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
• Valid driver’s license and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements
• Personal vehicle
• Previous experience with a residential homebuilder or as a construction AmeriCorps member.
• Experience with power tools.
• Ability to drive large pick-up trucks or trailer (or willingness to learn).
• Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps.
• Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
• Strong verbal communication skills.
• Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation.
• Experience working as a member of a larger team.
• Knowledge of community development practices.
• Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel
• A second language is highly desirable, with preferred language being Spanish.
Housing, Student loan forbearance, Training
Many benefits vary by service location. However all Habitat AmeriCorps members will have the opportunity to travel to the Habitat AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon, an annual blitz build event. Habitat AmeriCorps members also receive a variety of position specific trainings including CPR/First Aid, Lockton Safety Courses, and many more.
Benefits of Service:
• Living allowance minimum of $13,992 for a full 46½ weeks of service
• Segal Education Award of $6,095 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2
• Affordable Care Act-compliant health plan.
• Personal and sick days — approximately 10 days total.
• Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
• Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
• Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
• Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources
Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley provides free housing for members and a ski pass to Vail and Beaver Creek Resort.
Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley
Explore the Colorado Rocky Mountains and serve with Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley. Construction Crew Leaders - Learn to build duplex residences with our construction crew, regular volunteers, and partner families. Over your service term you will lead volunteers, meet community members and build lasting relationships with the families you work alongside. You will gain construction and organizational skills, public speaking experience and learn something about yourself. The Vail Valley is nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains surrounded by world-class skiing, mountain biking, hiking, camping and rafting. There are shows, concerts and festivals throughout the year. A two-hour drive gets you to Denver with all of the offerings of a major city. Please visit our website.
Subject to criminal background check