San Diego Habitat’ is committed to creating affordable home-ownership solutions in partnership with the communities we serve. During this AmeriCorps term, our goals include the construction of a total of 23 new housing units and performing repairs on 28 homes in the community in partnership with existing homeowners. A secondary goal of this position is to have at least 5 volunteers trained to be skilled volunteer group leaders for new construction. We view the construction crew leaders as integral to our goals of building more homes and better neighborhoods and communities throughout our service area.
The AmeriCorps members will help manage and lead groups of skilled and unskilled volunteers and future homeowners on the build site, while helping site superintendents maintain a safe, efficient work environment. Projects will include demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping. Projects will be new homes, Home Preservation (HP), and Critical Home Repair (CHR).
This position follows a Tuesday through Saturday schedule, from 7 AM until 3:30 PM.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
• AmeriCorps National living allowance of $13,732 (paid over the full 46.5 weeks of full-time service)
• Monthly rent stipend of $500 for first-year Habitat AmeriCorps members, and $600 for second-year Habitat AmeriCorps members. Rental stipend is paid directly to a landlord pending the submission of the landlord's W9
• Segal Education Award of $6,095 (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
GED/High School Diploma
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
• U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
• Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
• Driver's license required
• Personal vehicle required
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check