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 Critical Home Repair (CHR), ), Rehab, and new construction projects. With the assistance of the AmeriCorps members serving in this role, we anticipate completing 40 new build, 30 CHRs, 30rehabs during the service term, with a total of 70 families served. We also anticipate at least 2 community events to occur which will utilize members to spread the word about our NR programs and encourage community members to get involved as volunteers on our worksites or to apply to be family partners. A secondary goal of this position is to have at least 1 volunteer trained to be a skilled volunteer group leader in each of our NR areas: CHR, and Rehab. We view the construction crew leaders as integral to our goals of building more homes and better neighborhoods and communities throughout our service area.
Responsibilities of the position
• 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 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 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.
INTERESTED CANDIDATES PLEASE SUBMIT RESUME WITH AMERICORPS IN THE SUBJECT LINE TO: email@example.com
Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance
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.
GED/High School Diploma
High School Graduate
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
• Valid Driver’s License and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements
• 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 languages being Spanish
Physical requirements for this position:
• Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time, often on rough and uneven terrain
• Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. on a regular basis
• Ability to work on ladders and heights of up to two-stories
• Ability to work in varying weather conditions – sites are often not heated during winter and not air-conditioned during summer
Subject to criminal background check