Help strengthen communities through a year of service with Habitat AmeriCorps.
Habitat AmeriCorps is a hands-on experience that provides you an opportunity to learn and develop new skills and confidence while serving a critical role in helping Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future for themselves and their families.
We are actively recruiting an AmeriCorps volunteer to work with us starting summer of 2022.
Construction Crew Leader: The Construction Crew Leader plays an integral part in building and repairing homes, leading to better neighborhoods and communities.
For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands-on experience and prepare for your future. This full-time AmeriCorps service position offers a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skillset.
The construction crew leader plays an integral part in building and repairing homes. Lead groups of skills and unskilled volunteers and homeowner families in construction activities while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment, thus, developing and enhancing your volunteer management and construction skills.
*Typically serve Tuesday – Saturday on the build site.
*Assist with all aspects of hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping.
*Projects may include new construction, rehabilitation, critical home repair and weatherization projects.
*Lead small groups of volunteers and facilitate safe and positive experiences for everyone working on site.
*Maintain site safety by adhering to Habitat construction safety policies, modeling best practices and guidelines, volunteer education and site monitoring.
This position will focus on home construction aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.
Where will you serve?
Come join us in the heart of Downtown Dayton, Ohio! Enjoy the sights and sounds of the Miami Valley, including but not limited to, the Dayton Art Institute, Victoria Theater, Fraze Pavilion, Air Force Museum, or catch a Broadway show at the Schuster Center. There are so many seasonal events at RiverScape MetroPark, or over 300 miles of paved bike paths in and around the Greater Dayton area. Try the nearby Oregon District that is full of locally owned boutiques, shops, and restaurants.
Habitat for Humanity of Greater Dayton has been in the Dayton area for almost 40 years. This year we are excited to be able to merge with other counties to assist more families. Since the inception of our organization, we have served for than 300 families with new construction and rehabilitation properties. In recent years, we have added Disaster Relief, Critical, and Aging in Place repairs to our services. With these additions, we are able assist even more families and help with neighborhood stabilization and revitalization.
In addition to the standard benefits, our organization offers AmeriCorps members mileage reimbursement and cell phone allowance. For more information about our mission, visit www.daytonhabitat.org.
Benefits of AmeriCorps service
*Living allowance $17,000 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
*Segal Education Award of $6,495, 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.
*Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps.
*Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
*Strong verbal communication skills.
*Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation.
*Experience working as a member of a team.
*Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.