The volunteer services coordinator helps recruit, train, schedule and recognize volunteers while growing the volunteer base and advancing individual and group partnerships. The member assists with volunteer management, including orientation, maintenance of database, volunteer tracking and follow-up opportunities in construction, administrative work, deconstruction, family services, special events and other needs that may arise.
• Assist with volunteer management including orientations, maintenance of database, volunteer tracking and follow up for opportunities in construction, office, ReStore, deconstruction, family services and special events with other needs.
• Work with construction staff to fulfill daily tasks needed to ensure successful volunteer build day – signing volunteers in, providing orientation and safety briefing, helping put away tools with volunteers at the end of the day, and ordering necessary volunteer supplies.
• Maintain and operate daily volunteer tasks on the build site (registration, water, lunch, trash, pictures, etc.)
• Communicate with volunteers on-site (thank them for service, ensure enjoyable experience, recruit from within current volunteers, explain further details of Habitat)
• Develop written volunteer position or assignment descriptions, as needed.
• Develop and implement effective recruitment messaging.
• Visit the build site to observe and gain an understanding of tasks in which volunteers are asked to participate
• Schedule and communicate affiliate need with all assigned individual volunteers and volunteer groups (ex. crew leaders, campus chapters, and Collegiate Challenge).
• Assist in coordination of campus chapter groups and non-construction youth group projects.
• Improve volunteer resource database through updated contact information for volunteers who can assist with specific needs.
• Maintain communication with volunteers through a monthly volunteer e-newsletter and by updating volunteer-related areas of the affiliate website.
• Help to plan and execute the annual volunteer appreciation banquet.
• Develop new and revise old volunteer recognition tools.
• Devise and implement volunteer experience survey, analyzing the results that follow.
• Attend community outreach programs to promote volunteer opportunities, including events targeted at the military, veteran and senior communities. Secure and manage affiliate presence at volunteer fairs.
• Strengthening existing and developing new partnerships with community businesses and organizations to provide in-kind donations for Collegiate Challenge other volunteer services.
COMMUNITY NEED ADDRESSED
Join Habitat Monroe in becoming an integral part of our community and non-profit organization where we envision a world where everyone has decent, affordable, energy efficient housing. With your help, we will empower this community with a healthier future by providing the hope of home ownership for those who need it most. Together we can work towards eliminating substandard housing by providing homes that working families can afford. We will provide financial education to the community in order to improve stability and quality of life for all.
You will be working alongside Habitat Monroe with these goals in mind. Your position will play an important role in housing families, women and children in Monroe County. You will be responsible for all on-site volunteer activities as well as support the development and implementation of a comprehensive community outreach strategy to help Habitat present their needs in the communities they serve.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Student loan forbearance, Training
• 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
Credential or Certification
• Onsite orientation to local host. • First Aid/CPR. • Habitat Learns – “Foundation of Habitat” online series. • Lockton safety online courses. • Annual sponsored blitz build - Habitat AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon. • National days of service: o Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (required). o September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance and AmeriCorps Week (encouraged). • Host site monitoring reviews and periodic check-in calls. • Monthly meeting with host site manager. • Bi-weekly meeting with direct supervisor. • Life After AmeriCorps training. • Staff and board meetings and home dedications, as appropriate. • Annual staff or AmeriCorps team build day. • Individual and/or group professional development trainings may be made available based on budget, member interest and recommendation of the host site manager or direct supervisor. • Host site events (i.e. holiday fundraiser, art auction, Healthy Habitat Walk-a-Thon). Participation in these events will be in line with AmeriCorps program regulations.
SKILLS YOU WILL GAIN
• 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 written and verbal communication skills. • Strong research skills. • Detail oriented and highly organized. • Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation. • Experience working as a member of a larger team. • Public speaking experience. • Knowledge of community development practices. • Project management experience.
COMPETENCIES YOU WILL DEVELOP
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
CREATIVITY & PROBLEM SOLVING
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel
Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Drive decision making
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
Education award upon successful completion of service, Living allowance, 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.
Subject to criminal background check