AmeriCorps is the Corporation for National and Community Service’s initiative to provide year-long service opportunities for people of all ages and backgrounds. Our AmeriCorps members engage volunteers and donors, provide community outreach, and build, rehab and repair affordable housing. We accept applications year-round.
Habitat for Humanity International was one of the first nonprofits to become a partner when AmeriCorps was formed in 1994. Since then, more than 7,000 Habitat AmeriCorps members have performed over 12 million hours of service. They have served more than 15,000 families, engaged over 2.5 million volunteers.
Construction Crew Leader Job Description
As a construction Crew Leader, you are integral to our goals of building more homes and better communities throughout our service area. 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.
18 years of age or older
U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
High school diploma or GED equivalent
Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time, often on rough and uneven terrain
Ability to lift at least 50 lbs on a regular basis
Ability to work on ladders and heights of up to two-stories
Ability to work in varying weather conditions – sites are not air-conditioned
Experience with power tools
Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation
Ability to work with a diverse group of people
Detail oriented and highly organized
Strong written and verbal communication skills
BENEFITS OF SERVICE
AmeriCorps National living stipend of $15,570 or full 46 1/2 weeks of service
Segal Education Award of $6,095 (upon successful completion of service)- lifetime maximum of 2
Affordable Care Act compliant health care plan (Habitat pays monthly premiums)
Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
10 personal/sick days
Approx. 10 holidays (depending on service location)
WHAT’S IN IT FOR YOU?
At the end of your service year, you will recruit and/or manage hundreds of volunteers in building, rehabilitation, or repair of homes. You will participate in the completion of 10 new homes/repairs/rehabs, in direct service of partner families. Additionally, you will gain enhanced skills in communication, leadership, delegation, team-building time & project management, construction and safety.
WHAT’S NEEDED TO APPLY?
Resume (tell us about your experience)
Motivational Statement (express why you want to serve – input in “cover letter” section)