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Disaster Recovery AmeriCorps Team

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AmeriCorps members that serve with SBP directly impact the lives of our clients’ by contributing to the SBP mission: shrinking the time between disaster and recovery. Members work with clients and volunteers to rebuild homes damaged by natural disasters. Since 2006, SBP has rebuilt 2000+ homes and developed affordable housing for those impacted by natural disasters.

Join us as an AmeriCorps member and you will develop skills in public speaking, problem-solving, and project management. While serving with SBP, you will achieve measurable results for our clients, gain leadership experience and create connections with volunteers and corporate partners. You will also receive coaching and mentorship from SBP managers that are invested in your success as a leader!

Service Activities

SBP AmeriCorps members serve their ten-month term in one of the following positions:

Project Lead: Train and coach volunteers in completing basic construction tasks on clients’ homes. Celebrate volunteer impact and teach volunteers to adhere to safety protocols and procedures at project sites.

Disaster Recovery Project Lead: Deploy to communities immediately after a disaster. When not on deployment, serve as a Project Lead. (Only available in Puerto Rico and New Orleans)

Supply & Logistics Coordinator: Coordinate the operations of SBP’s warehouse and delivery system to ensure that project sites have the tools and materials needed to function optimally.

Construction Coordinator: Coordinate subcontractor schedules and monitor the progress of construction projects. Ensure that proper permits are secured for each project site.

Client Services Coordinator: Serve as the point of contact and resource for the clients of SBP. Assess clients’ needs and provide referrals to clients throughout the application and rebuilding processes.

Volunteer Coordinator: Recruit, orient, and support volunteers serving with SBP. Create an optimal service experience for volunteers that fosters service learning and leverages volunteers' talents and time to meet client and community needs.

Previous construction experience is not required. Training will be provided during the onboarding process.

Community Need Addressed

AmeriCorps members serve in communities to ensure that individuals impacted by disaster have a safe, stable place to call home. There are several ways that AmeriCorps members help our clients return home, including: rehabilitating damaged homes, building new homes for families that lost everything and transforming blighted properties by constructing affordable homes in communities recovering from disaster.

Position Outcomes

SBP AmeriCorps members are a part of supporting 23,500 volunteers, building 375 homes, and returning 800 amount of people home after a natural disaster every year. We recruit and train volunteers year-round, develop and implement rebuilding plans and deliver materials to project sites all so that our clients can return to safe housing as soon as possible. Every member of SBP’s team contributes to our mission: shrinking the time between disaster and recovery.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Relocation allowance (if applicable)

An additional $175 monthly housing stipend for individuals who have previously served in AmeriCorps, NCCC, or VISTA.

Education Benefits

CPR, First Aid

Skills you will gain

Construction, public speaking, problem-solving, and project management

Competencies You Will Develop

Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Improvise
Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented
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, 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 plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Effectively delegate tasks, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, 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
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Disaster, Homelessness & Housing, Veterans & Military Families
  • Length of Service 10 Months
  • Education Requirements GED
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, National Nonprofit/Affiliate
  • Weekly Training Hours 3

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