AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader and Driver (National)

AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader and Driver (National)

The construction crew leader plays an integral part in building homes. They lead groups of skilled and unskilled volunteers and homeowners in construction activities while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment, thus developing, and enhancing their volunteer management and construction skills.

Service activities

  • 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.
  • Assist with delivering materials to the various construction sites.
  • 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 instruction and site monitoring.

Minimum requirements

  •  AmeriCorps members must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.
  • AmeriCorps members must be at least 18 or older.
  • AmeriCorps members must have a high school diploma or GED.
  • AmeriCorps members may have recurring access to vulnerable populations and must satisfy the National Service Criminal History Check eligibility criteria.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Knowledge of and willingness to promote the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps.
  • The ability to work with a diverse group of people.
  • Strong verbal communication skills.
  • Experience working with volunteers, instructing individuals, or facilitating groups.
  • Experience working as a member of a team.
  • A current valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.
  • The ability to drive large pickup trucks (or willingness to learn).

Physical requirements

  • Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time, often on rough and uneven terrain.
  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds on a regular basis.
  • Ability to work on ladders and heights up to two stories.
  • Ability to work in varying weather conditions. (Sites are often not heated during winter and not air-conditioned during summer.)

Service site environment

Service site is an active construction site, often with rough and uneven terrain. Members will serve both indoors and outdoors during all types of weather. Construction tools will be provided. Members will have access to a shared computer station in the Habitat organization office to check service-related email and complete timesheets and reporting.

Benefits of AmeriCorps service

  • Full-time living allowance $17,000 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
  • Part-time living allowance $9,000 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
  • Full-time living allowance $9,000 for approximately six months of service.
  • Segal Education Award 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.
  • Childcare benefits, if you qualify.
  • Worker's compensation insurance.
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