We are actively recruiting for AmeriCorps members to serve in the 2020-21 term. Please note that acceptance into the program is subject to official position approval, a background check and applicant approval from Habitat for Humanity International. All candidates have to be approved by HFHI before we will receive their resumes.
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County has partnered with the Raleigh community for more than 30 years and has hosted AmeriCorps members since 2001. Our affiliate is regarded as a leader in developing new programs such as the Home Builders Blitz and piloting HFHI programs such as the Neighborhood Revitalization Initiative. In addition to serving 125 families via homeownership and home preservation projects in FY19, we will also support global families in Honduras, Malawi and Cambodia.
AmeriCorps members are eligible to attend a Global Village trip during their service term. In addition, members receive a $250 monthly housing allowance ($400/month for 2nd year Habitat AmeriCorps members) and a $100 tool allowance and worksite gear.
Benefits of Service:
- Living allowance $15,850 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
- Segal Education Award of $6,195, upon successful completion of service.
- Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
- Personal and medical leave — approximately 10 days total.
- Possible forbearance or deferment of qualified student loans.
- Child care benefits, if you qualify.
- Worker’s compensation insurance.
What’s in it for you?
At the end of the service year, you will recruit and/or manage 2,000 volunteers in the building, rehabilitation, or repair of homes. You will participate in several community outreach events and Neighborhood Revitalization projects, plus help us complete 15 new builds/repairs/rehabs, in direct service of 50 families. Additionally, you will gain enhanced skills in communication, leadership, delegation, team-building time & project management, construction and safety.
Available AmeriCorps positions:
As a Construction Crew Leader, you are integral to our goals of building more homes and better neighborhoods and 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.