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Habitat for Humanity - Construction Crew Leader - AmeriCorps National (Lebanon)

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Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity

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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. One leader will be assigned to working Wed-Sat in Lancaster and one will be assigned to Wed-Sat in Lebanon. Both leaders will have an office work day in Lancaster on Tuesdays. 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.

Construction Crew Leader

Tentative start - October 2021

For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands on experience and prepare for your future. This full-time AmeriCorps service position offers a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skillset.

AmeriCorps National members serve the community in direct service and capacity building activities.

What will you do?

The construction crew leader plays an integral part in building and repairing homes. Lead groups of skills and unskilled volunteers and homeowner families in construction activities while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment, thus, developing and enhancing your volunteer management and construction skills.

*Typically serve Tuesday - Saturday on the build site.
*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.
*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 education and site monitoring.

This position will focus on home construction, neighborhood revitalization and volunteer services aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?

Come create community-wide, generation-long change by serving with Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity! We are looking for five AmeriCorps members to play an integral role in providing leadership on our construction sites, engaging and training volunteers to become skilled builders, and working closely with our Habitat Homebuyers to prepare them for all that comes with homeownership. During your year of service with our nationally-recognized nonprofit, you will gain professional, hands-on experience in leadership, community development, and volunteer management. And we can guarantee, you will see and tangibly feel the impact of your time and work.

In addition to the living stipend and education award, our AmeriCorps members may have the opportunity to live rent-free in a furnished 2-bedroom house that is located directly next door to our office and walking distance from the heart of Lancaster City. (Please Note: This housing is not guaranteed and is shared with additional AmeriCorps members or other service program volunteers). Members will also have many opportunities for training, development, networking, and will join a dedicated staff eager to share their knowledge and provide mentoring.

Be a part of providing the power, stability and peace of home for your neighbors while living in a vibrant, exciting place yourself! Lancaster City (where our affiliate is headquartered) is extremely culturally diverse, with a robust immigrant and refugee population residing here, thanks to a long, beautiful history (since the start of the 1700’s) of being a welcoming place. As a result of this celebration of diversity - the city is full of delicious ethnic food and cafes, art galleries, live entertainment, events and shops! Our office is also conveniently located about two hours away from multiple major cities including Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York and Washington D.C. AmeriCorps member serving with our Habitat will become an important part of a tight knit, closely connected community; where they will be challenged, encouraged, prepared and expected to lead, supported to develop their personal and professional skills, and be a valued and important member of our team. We can’t wait to get to know you! http://lancasterlebanonhabitat.org

Benefits of AmeriCorps service

*Living allowance $16,300 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
* Segal Education Award of $6,345, 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.
* Child care benefits, if you qualify.
*Worker’s compensation insurance.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.

Preferred Qualifications

*Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps.
*Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
*Strong verbal communication skills.
*Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation.
*Experience working as a member of a team.
*Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.

Apply Today:
https://www.habitat.org/volunteer/long-term-opportunities/americorps?field_description_value=&field_city_value=Lancaster&us_states_filter%5B%5D=PA

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About Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity

Location:

443 Fairview Ave, Lancaster, PA 17603, US

Mission Statement

Lancaster Lebanon Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization that helps families build and improve places to call home. We believe affordable housing plays a critical role in strong and stable communities.

Description

Through volunteer labor and donations of money and materials, Habitat builds and rehabilitates simple, decent houses with the help of the homeowner (partner) families. Habitat houses are sold to partner families at no profit with affordable financing. The homeowners' monthly mortgage payments are used to build still more Habitat houses. Habitat is not a giveaway program. In addition to a down payment and the monthly mortgage payments, homeowners invest hundreds of hours of their own labor -- sweat equity -- into building their Habitat house and the houses of others

Advocacy & Human Rights
Community
Homeless & Housing

WHEN

Thu Aug 26, 2021 - Thu Sep 30, 2021

WHERE

422 Cumberland StreetLebanonLebanon, PA 17042

(40.33965,-76.41872)
 

SKILLS

  • Construction
  • Civil Engineering
  • Home Repair
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training

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