Serve as an AmeriCorps Member with Habitat for Humanity of Dane County
Habitat for Humanity of Dane County is actively recruiting full- and part-time AmeriCorps members to serve our community! AmeriCorps members play an integral role in what we do, helping us serve more families, recruit and lead more volunteers, and build more homes. During your year of service, you’ll gain insight into working within a nonprofit organization through hands-on experience in leadership and community development.
Why become an AmeriCorps member?
At the end of the service year, you will recruit and manage hundreds of volunteers in the building, rehabilitation, and repair of homes, all in direct service of local families. Additionally, you will gain enhanced skills in communication, leadership, delegation, team building, project management, construction, and safety.
Benefits of Service:
- Living allowance $17,600 (full-time members) or $9,000 (part-time members) for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
- Segal Education Award of $6,895 (full-time members) or $3,447.50 (part-time members), upon successful completion of service.
- Housing stipend paid directly to your landlord – $300 per month.
- Health care benefits and enrollment in an 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.
- Professional development.
Current available positions:
Construction Crew Leader
As a Construction Crew Leader, you are integral to our goals of building more homes and better neighborhoods and communities throughout Dane County. Your primary responsibility will be to assist with hands-on construction tasks. Additionally, you will lead small groups of volunteers, providing them with on-site orientations and safety talks, and ensuring they are properly supervised on work sites. On occasion, you may participate in larger community projects or events.
- 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.
- 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.