Habitat for Humanity - Construction Crew Leader - AmeriCorps National


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Cause Areas

When

Tue Sep 06, 2016 - Thu Jul 27, 2017

Where

443 Fairview Ave.Lancaster, PA 17603

About

As a Construction Crew Leader, you are integral part of building homes and better neighborhoods in Lancaster and Lebanon Counties. This might include hands on construction tasks such as demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping. For example, you might be working with new and gut rehab homes, as well as A Brush With Kindness (ABWK), Critical Home Repair (CHR) and weatherization projects. This could look like completing 5 new builds, 10 CHRs, and 10 ABWK projects. You can give us a boost to significantly increase the number of families our affiliate is able to serve through our programs and construction projects.

We look for members who:
Possess a sincere desire to serve others and are dedicated to Habitat's mission
Enjoy people and have a passion for volunteerism and teaching/group facilitation
Have strong team building skills and are comfortable leading and/or being part of a team
May have prior experience with power tools

Benefits of Service:
Skills for the future
The AmeriCorps National living allowance up to $12,530 paid over the full 46.5 weeks of service
Education award - $5,775 upon successful completion of service
Personal and sick leave
Health care plan
Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible - Visit AmeriCorps.gov website to see if your loan qualifies)
Child care assistance (if eligible)

Good to know extras:
Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity is located in historic Downtown Lancaster, where you'll discover the art studios of Gallery Row, farm to stand food at Central Market, First Friday celebrations, and sounds from opera to theatre to indie rock venues. Adventures to nearby cities are only a train ride away from the heart of Lancaster. Good to know extras: free housing and shared use of affiliate car.

What's in it for you?
At the end of the service year, you will have gained new skills and expertise, developed new relationships, and maybe even become a member of a new community.

What's needed to apply?
Resume (tell us about your experience)
Motivation Statement (this essay gives you the opportunity to express why you want to serve)
Visit www.habitat.org/americorps to apply TODAY!

Requirements to serve at this site:
18 years of age or older
U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
Confirm understanding that this is a full-time volunteer opportunity and that AmeriCorps members receive a small living allowance
Driver's License required

About Habitat:
Habitat for Humanity International is a non-profit, ecumenical Christian housing ministry. The purpose and goal of Habitat for Humanity International is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the world, and to make decent shelter a matter of conscience and action. Habitat invites people of all backgrounds, races and religions to build houses in partnership with families in need.

Seeking to put God's love into action, Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build homes, communities and hope. Our nonprofit organization builds, renovates and repairs homes, as well as revitalizes neighborhoods, throughout Lancaster and Lebanon Counties. Once separate Habitat affiliates, Lancaster Area Habitat for Humanity and Habitat for Humanity of Lebanon County consolidated in 2016 so that we could expand our services and reach more people in need of safe, affordable homes.

Like Habitat for Humanity International, Lancaster Lebanon Habitat was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, decent place to live. We are a Christian ministry that serves people in need, regardless of race or religion. Volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds are welcome to join our mission of ending substandard housing.

Skills

  • Renovation
  • Construction
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Public Speaking
  • Home Repair
  • Group Facilitation

Good Match For

Teens People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 40 hours/week
  • Start date is flexible

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