As a Construction Crew Leader, you are integral to our goals of building more homes and better neighborhoods and communities throughout our service area in Snohomish County, Washington, just 20 minutes north of Seattle. Your primary responsibility will be to assist with hands on construction tasks including, but not limited to, site prep, framing, roofing, finish carpentry, landscaping and clean up. Additionally, you will lead small groups of volunteers, providing them with on-site orientations and safety talks and ensuring that they are well-employed while on work sites. On occasion, you may participate in larger community projects or affiliate events.
Please Note: while construction experience is helpful, it is not required.
Benefits beyond the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award include a housing/grocery/transportation stipend of at least $150/month, carpool and service transportation options and, for construction leads, hand tool and gear reimbursement. In your off hours, hike the wilderness of Mt. Rainier, Mt. Baker and the Cascades, explore the rainforests and beaches of Olympic National Park, spend time on the Washington State Ferries in Puget Sound and enjoy the exciting city of Seattle, which includes a thriving art and music scene. Join our Habitat family and form lasting relationships, while creating affordable housing solutions with hard-working families in Snohomish County. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Snohomish County, please visit our website: habitatsnohomish.org.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, 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.
GED/High School Diploma
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
• 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)
• Driver's license
• Personal vehicle
• 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
• Ability (or willingness to learn) to drive large pick-up trucks
• Experience with power tools
• Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience
Benefits of Service:
• AmeriCorps National living allowance of $13,732 (paid over the full 46.5 weeks of full-time service)
• Segal Education Award of $5,815 (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)
• 10 personal/sick leave days
• Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
• Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources
What’s in it for you?
At the end of the service year, you will have helped us complete 2 new builds, and as a result, serve 2 families. In addition, you will have recruited and/or managed approximately 200 volunteers in the building, rehabilitation or repair of homes.
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check