These members will be doing hands-on repairs to provide necessary and critical repairs to low-income veteran, elderly, and disabled homeowners. Members will also serve alongside and train volunteers from across the country in these services.
Members will provide repairs services that may including siding repair and replacement, wheelchair ramp construction, weatherization repairs, grab bars and railings repair and installation, painting, drywall, and flooring. Members will also instruct and supervise volunteers on a day-to-day basis on these repair services.
Community Need Addressed
This position serves low income elderly, disabled, veteran, and single head-of-household homeowners with young children who do not have the means to afford home and/or accessibility repairs, thus forcing them to live in a unsafe and unhealthy home. After your training period, you will be supervising volunteers and alongside them be making repairs on homes that could include: drywall installation for hurricane victims, wheelchair ramp construction, siding repair, painting, grab bar installation, and more.
This position will increase RTNO's capacity to provide low-income homeowners with safe and healthy housing. The repairs that you will make in this position decreases the chance of fall in the home while increasing the independence, mental/ physical health, and upward mobility of the homeowner. The positive work environment provided by you for volunteers will also increase our community connection and engagement.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Mileage reimbursement for when personal vehicles must be utilized for work related transportation (not including transportation to and from work).
Skills you will gain
CPR, first aid, lead paint remediation, resume building, interview skills, construction skills, volunteer management
Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Derive consensus, Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
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, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Set goals
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