Habitat for Humanity/ AmeriCorps VISTA
Member Duties & Responsibilities:
This VISTA will expand HFH La Crosse’s critical home repair program by 20% and develop veterans
build programming, enabling the affiliate to better serve low income homeowners and veterans in their
EXPAND CRITICAL HOME REPAIR PROGRAM BY 20% - Develop and implement a plan to
increase the number critical home repairs completed by 20% each year for the next three
o Review the affiliate’s current program and identify areas of need, such as recruiting
more volunteers. Research best practices on MyHabitat and by connecting with other
o Develop a plan to meet the identified needs, such as creating a critical home repairs
volunteer recruitment plan, including requirements and qualifications. Connect with
community partners to spread the word and identify other potential candidates. Identify
other outreach and communication strategies.
o Design a retention strategy that compliments the existing volunteer appreciation and
o Implement the project plan. Collect feedback from staff and volunteers and make
adjustments as necessary.
DEVELOP VETERANS BUILD PROGRAMMING - Follow Habitat International’s guide to
establish HFH La Crosse as an official Veterans Build affiliate, with a goal of completing 1000
veterans build volunteer hours.
o Review Habitat’s requirements to be an official Veterans Build affiliate.
o In coordination with the newly developed "Habitat for Heroes" veterans committee
develop a plan to implement requirements, such as adding veterans demographics
questions to volunteer, staff, and partner family applications; recruiting veterans to be
volunteers; and/or implementing a Habitat Repair Corps program to help low income
veteran homeowners with home repairs.
o Develop all processes, materials, and procedures for project.
o Identify and connect with potential partners such as the local VA, American Legion
Posts, VFWs, Project Rubicon, Mission Continues, and others.
INCREASE SUSTAINABILITY THROUGH FUNDRAISING - This may include setting up systems,
securing resources or implementing an event plan.
o Research existing public funding opportunities, such as the CDBG home repair
program and veteran-specific programs. Identify potential philanthropic funding
opportunities. Create (or add to) a grants calendar.
o Develop opportunities and marketing materials for corporate funders - corporate build
days, repair sponsors,
3181 Berlin DrLa Crosse, WI 54601
- Professional Development
- Market Research / Analysis
- Grant Writing / Research
- Critical Thinking
- Driver's License Needed
- Background Check
- Must be at least 18
- Orientation or Training
- This is a full time, one year (paid with benefits) position.
- Apply: https://www.habitatwisconsin.org/vista