Serve in colorful Colorado with Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley, based in Longmont, CO! Our service area stretches from the Plains to the Mountains, including Estes Park at the base of Rocky Mountain National Park. AmeriCorps members are an integral part of our organization, serving on the construction site, behind the scenes in the office, and in the ReStore Home Improvement Outlet. AmeriCorps members helped St. Vrain Habitat recover from the disastrous floods of 2013, but the rebuilding efforts are far from complete, as the need for affordable housing in the community continues to grow! St. Vrain Habitat has an AmeriCorps house blocks from downtown Longmont with access to restaurants, shops, and the growing Colorado craft beer scene. St. Vrain Habitat AmeriCorps Alumni say Colorado is a great place to serve with AmeriCorps because of all the free outdoor activities that are accessible right from your doorstep, not to mention the 300+ days of sunshine! For more information about Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley, please visit our website, www.stvrainhabitat.org.
As a Volunteer Services Coordinator, you will be on the front lines of service by helping the volunteers at our affiliate. Your primary responsibility will be to coordinate volunteer management efforts, including but not limited to: assisting with on-site orientations, maintaining and updating the volunteer database, maintaining communications with volunteers though a monthly eNewsletter, recruiting and scheduling volunteers, continually working on volunteer retention and recognition, or other new initiatives at our affiliate. Additionally, you will assist in the coordination of volunteer groups, such as campus chapters and non-construction youth groups. On occasion, you may attend community outreach programs to promote volunteer opportunities, and manage affiliate presence at volunteer fairs. Volunteers are a huge help in the weekly operation of our site, and we need someone like you to be the helping hand and voice to our volunteers.
You will also provide construction support. 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.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), 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.
Housing is available for $100/month for first-year AmeriCorps members and free to second-year Habitat AmeriCorps members.
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
• U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
• Driver's license
• Personal vehicle
• Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel)
• Ability to work with a diverse group of people
• Detail oriented and highly organized
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Public speaking experience
• Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience
• Project management experience
Subject to criminal background check