Serve as an AmeriCorps Member with Habitat Wake

We are actively recruiting for AmeriCorps members to serve in the 2021-22 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 community for more than 36 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. We have served more than 820 local families through new home construction, helped preserve and repair more than 375 homes, and built more than 850 homes in in Honduras, Malawi and Cambodia.

AmeriCorps members are eligible to attend a Global Village trip during their service term. In addition, members receive a $300 monthly housing allowance ($600/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.

 

Why become an AmeriCorps member?

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 community outreach events, home preservation projects, and help us build new homes, all in direct service of local families. You will meet and network with other AmeriCorps members during the annual Build-A-Thon. Additionally, you will gain enhanced skills in communication, leadership, delegation, team-building, project management, construction and safety. 

But don't take our word for it: hear from former Habitat Wake AmeriCorps about their year of service: