AmeriCorps

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.

For more information about AmeriCorps, please visit habitat.org/americorps or americorps.gov.

AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader

Join Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East to serve, gain leadership and work and life skills by helping to revitalize neighborhoods, build affordable and sustainable homes and empower families through successful homeownership. Founded in 1981, our affiliate of distinction has been providing affordable homeownership opportunities for hardworking families for 35 years, in which time we’ve built over 350 homes in partnership with local families. Our team of AmeriCorps members are an integral part of our affiliate, helping us to serve more families and recruit and lead more volunteers through their AmeriCorps service. Benefits beyond the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award include a housing stipend and mileage reimbursement.  Members are welcome to attend all affiliate events.

Located in Portland, Oregon’s largest city sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. We’re known for our parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for our eco-friendliness, microbreweries and coffeehouses. The city hosts thriving art, theater and music. We hope you’ll consider joining our family to serve with us. For more information about Habitat for Humanity Portland/MetroEast, please visit our website.

Construction Crew Leader

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.

Required Qualifications

• 18 years of age or older
• U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
• High school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
• Driver’s license
• Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time, often on rough and uneven terrain
• Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. on a regular basis
• Ability to work on ladders and heights of up to two-stories
• Ability to work in varying weather conditions – sites are often not heated during winter and not air-conditioned during summer

Helpful Qualifications:

• Ability (or willingness to learn) to drive large pick-up trucks
• Experience with power tools
• Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience
Benefits of Service:

• AmeriCorps National living allowance of $12,630 (paid over the full 46.5 weeks of full-time service)

  • Housing stipend – $300 month
    • Segal Education Awardof $5,815 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2
    • Affordable Care Act compliant health care plan (Habitat pays the monthly premiums)
    • Student Loan Forbearance(if eligible)
    • Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
    • 10 personal/sick leave days
    • 10 holidays
    • Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resourcesWhat’s in it for you?

    At the end of the service year, you will have helped us complete 23 new builds, 6 Critical Home Repair (CHR) projects, and 2 acquisition rehabs, and as a result, serve 31 families. In addition, you will have recruited and/or managed 500 volunteers in the building, rehabilitation or repair of homes, as well as, train at least one volunteer to be a skilled volunteer group leader in each of our Neighborhood Revitalization (NR) areas: CHR and Rehab.

    What’s needed to apply

Submit to:  www.habitat.org/about/careers/hfh-portlandmetroeast-national-construction-crew-leader by Friday, June 16, 2017, your:

  • Resume (tell us about your experience)
    • Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section

AmeriCorps VISTA ReStore Development Coordinator

Join Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East to serve, gain leadership and work and life skills by helping to revitalize neighborhoods, build affordable and sustainable homes and empower families through successful homeownership. Founded in 1981, our affiliate of distinction has been providing affordable homeownership opportunities for hardworking families for 35 years, in which time we’ve built over 350 homes in partnership with local families. Our team of AmeriCorps members are an integral part of our affiliate, helping us to serve more families and recruit and lead more volunteers through their AmeriCorps service. Benefits beyond the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award include a housing stipend and mileage reimbursement. Members are welcome to attend all affiliate events.

Located in Portland, Oregon’s largest city sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. We’re known for our parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for our eco-friendliness, microbreweries and coffeehouses. The city hosts thriving art, theater and music. We hope you’ll consider joining our family to serve with us. For more information about Habitat for Humanity Portland/MetroEast, please visit our website.

ReStore Development

As a ReStore Development VISTA, you will work towards the following goals: (1) develop, implement and document a volunteer recruitment, training, and retention program for the ReStore, (2) develop, implement and document sustainable marketing and outreach strategies for promoting volunteer opportunities, (3) research and implement best practices for standard volunteer management operating policies and procedures; craft new or updated Volunteer Program documents and practices, based from other comparable affiliates, (4) create and manage social media accounts specific to the volunteer department including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram; work with the Marketing Manager to ensure that pages reflect our brand and culture, (5) increase collaboration between ReStores and the three supported affiliates; work with affiliate staff to help integrate volunteers, and sustain a greater ReStore presence on the affiliate build sites by presenting informational sessions to site volunteers during lunch breaks, and (6) develop a volunteer roundtable program to solicit feedback from volunteers on a regular basis.

Required Qualifications

• 18 years of age or older
• U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
• High school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
• Driver’s license
• Personal vehicle
• Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel)

Helpful Qualifications:

• Retail experience
• Project management experience
• Marketing experience
• Social media experience
• Experience working with volunteers or volunteering, desire to work in volunteer management

Benefits of Service:

• For more information about these benefits (excluding MAP), please visit the VISTA Campus.
• AmeriCorps VISTA living allowance of $11,880 (paid over the 1 year of full-time service) – determined by geographic area
• Segal Education Award of $5,815 (lifetime maximum of 2) OR end-of-service cash stipend of $1,500 – both are dependent on successful completion of service
• Healthcare Allowance – a reimbursement program that covers some out-of-pocket, non-premium costs, up to $7,150, associated with healthcare. Please note: this is not a healthcare insurance plan; if you do not have healthcare coverage, you have 60 days from your service start date to sign-up for healthcare coverage through the Marketplace.
• Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
• Relocation Travel Allowance up to $1,000 & Settling In Allowance of $550 (if eligible)
• Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
• 10 personal and 10 sick leave days
• Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
• Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) Status – upon successfully completing service, you will receive one year of NCE for employment in the federal government. Please note: this does not guarantee you a federal job.
• Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources

What’s in it for you?

At the end of the service year, you will have improved our methods of volunteer utilization and recognition, which will enhance our engagement with the community and its investment in the mission of our affiliate. In addition, you will have contributed towards an increase in unrestricted revenue from increased numbers of store purchases and donations, which will in turn enable us to serve more families and communities. Furthermore, you will have increased our monthly engagement via social media to promote the ReStores, volunteer opportunities, and community impact highlights. Lastly, the volunteer roundtable program that you developed will have resulted in our volunteer program being more responsive to volunteer questions and concerns, and therefore, increase volunteer satisfaction on a long-term basis.

What’s needed to apply
Submit to:  www.habitat.org/about/careers/hfh-portlandmetro-east-vista-resource-development by Friday, June 16, 2017, your:

• Resume (tell us about your experience)
• Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section

AmeriCorps Family Services Coordinator

Join Habitat for Humanity Portland/Metro East to serve, gain leadership and work and life skills by helping to revitalize neighborhoods, build affordable and sustainable homes and empower families through successful homeownership. Founded in 1981, our affiliate of distinction has been providing affordable homeownership opportunities for hardworking families for 35 years, in which time we’ve built over 350 homes in partnership with local families. Our team of AmeriCorps members are an integral part of our affiliate, helping us to serve more families and recruit and lead more volunteers through their AmeriCorps service. Benefits beyond the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award include a housing stipend and mileage reimbursement. Members are welcome to attend all affiliate events.

Located in Portland, Oregon’s largest city sits on the Columbia and Willamette rivers, in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Hood. We’re known for our parks, bridges and bicycle paths, as well as for our eco-friendliness, microbreweries and coffeehouses. The city hosts thriving art, theater and music. We hope you’ll consider joining our family to serve with us. For more information about Habitat for Humanity Portland/MetroEast, please visit our website.

Family Services Coordinator

As a Family Services Coordinator, you will be the point of contact for all future homeowners, in addition to being their mentor as they go through the homeownership process. Your primary responsibility will be to recruit future homeowner applicants for traditional homeownership opportunities or for expanded housing products, such as A Brush With Kindness (ABWK) or Critical Home Repair (CHR). Additionally, you will conduct applicant orientations and assist families in the completion of the housing application, as well as assist the Family Services staff in making all follow-up and clarification calls on homeowner applications. Another responsibility will be to track future homeowner hours and send monthly updates and letters to those future homeowners, in addition to providing monthly summaries on future homeowner progress at the family selection meetings. On occasion, you may have the opportunity to build alongside our future homeowners as they complete their sweat equity requirements.

Required Qualifications

• 18 years of age or older
• U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
• High school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
• Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel)

Helpful Qualifications:

• Strong organizational and time management skills
• Public speaking experience

Benefits of Service:

• AmeriCorps National living allowance of $12,630 (paid over the full 46.5 weeks of full-time service)

  • Housing Stipend – $300 month
    • Segal Education Awardof $5,815 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2
    • Affordable Care Act compliant health care plan (Habitat pays the monthly premiums)
    • Student Loan Forbearance(if eligible)
    • Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
    • 10 personal/sick leave days
    • 10 holidays
    • Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resourcesWhat’s in it for you?

    At the end of the service year, you will have helped us engage more partner families in the construction of simple, decent and affordable homes in our community. These concentrated building efforts in neighborhoods with the greatest need will have a ripple effect on these communities – creating safer neighborhoods, better schools and a healthier community for all.

    What’s needed to apply

 

Submit to:  www.habitatorg/about/careers/hfh-portlandmetroeast-national-family-services-coordinator by Friday, June 16, 2017, your:

  • Resume (tell us about your experience)
    • Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section