AmeriCorps

 

AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps was created in 1994 to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement when it matters most. Habitat for Humanity International was one for the first organizations to partner with AmeriCorps. For the past 25 years, Habitat AmeriCorps has provided opportunities for individuals to learn new skills, such as volunteer engagement, project management and homebuilding.

What is Habitat AmeriCorps?

Habitat AmeriCorps is a hands-on experience that provides individuals with 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. Habitat AmeriCorps members serve on an active build site or at a local Habitat assisting homeowner families, volunteers and staff.

HAHFH AmeriCorps National Members

AmeriCorps State & National members engage in a diverse range of service projects at local, regional, and national organizations to address critical community needs. This includes building affordable housing units for families to increase economic opportunity for those living in poverty. We currently have two AmeriCorps National members serving with Helena Area Habitat for Humanity in the Volunteer Services Coordinator and Construction Crew Leader positions for the 2019-2020 term.

For more Information Contact:

Morgan Marks

Americorps Host Site Manager

morganm@helenahabitat.org

(406) 204-7314, ext. 1009

Construction Crew Leader (2020-21)

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.

AmeriCorps National members serve the community in direct service and capacity building activities.

Location: Helena, MT
Job Type: Volunteer Opportunity
Employment Type: AmeriCorps
What will you do? 
The construction crew leader plays an integral part in building and repairing homes. Lead groups of skilled 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.
Where will you serve?
Join our Habitat family and form lasting relationships, while creating safe, affordable housing solutions with hard-working families in Helena, Montana. Every year at Helena Area Habitat for Humanity we interact with over 1,000 volunteers, homeowner families and community stakeholders. In addition to the living allowance and education award, we also provide subsidized housing in our AmeriCorps house for $300/month, mileage during service hours, and a cellphone reimbursement. Located in central Montana, Helena is a small but vibrant community with easy access to vast exploration and outdoor activities. Hike, bike, fish, camp, ski, snowshoe, and off-road in some of the most beautiful land in the United States. Learn more at www.helenahabitat.org.
Benefits of AmeriCorps 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.
Minimum Requirements: 
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.
Preferred Qualifications:
*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.
*Current valid driver’s license, a clean driving record and reliable transportation.
*Ability to drive large pick-up trucks (or willingness to learn)

To apply, click here.

Volunteer/Housing Services Coordinator-Red Lodge, MT (2020-21)

Position has been filled.

This position changes annually, please continue to check back for updates.

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