Please help us in welcoming Habitat’s 2014-2015 AmeriCorps and Quaker Voluntary Service members! These young volunteers have agreed to almost a year of service, helping to eliminate poverty housing in the Portland Metro area. AmeriCorps and QVS members are a backbone of our affiliate and we treasure their dedication to Habitat’s mission. When you see any of these 11 wonderful volunteers at Habitat’s construction sites, at the ReStore or in our Killingsworth Street office, please stop and thank them for their commitment!
- Ally Clendineng Quaker Voluntary Service Administrative Support Specialist
- Marykatherine Coyne AmeriCorps VISTA and ReStore Development Assistant
- Amethy Sandstrom AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader
- Bobbie VanTassel AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader
- Jerod Topliff AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader (2nd year)
- John Kelly AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader
- Kristian Jones AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader
- Peter Henne AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader
- Cory Good AmeriCorps Deconstruction Coordinator
- Eddie Barnhart AmeriCorps Home Repair Program Specialist
- Shelby Butcher AmeriCorps Homeownership Program Assistant
AmeriCorps provides an opportunity for individuals to serve with Habitat for Humanity to help meet the housing needs of communities and families throughout the United States.
AmeriCorps members serve in a variety of roles within Habitat. Whether they are engaging communities, building homes, leading volunteers, raising resources or developing new programs, AmeriCorps members help Habitat affiliates operate more efficiently and effectively. Most importantly, members help us to serve more families.
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, and:
- Served more than 15,000 families throughout the United States.
- Mobilized and engaged over 2.5 million volunteers.
- Raised tens of millions of dollars.
About Quaker Voluntary Service
Quaker Voluntary Service equips the work and witness of Friends by providing support to a network of Quaker service communities. They support this network by providing centralized access to information about projects, and assist in the creation and distribution of resources for program development and vocational discernment. QVS assists with recruitment of potential volunteers and outreach to service partners, help with fundraising and organizational development, and support the creation of new service houses and other service opportunities.