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AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator – Construction Services

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity

Service Year: 2022-2023

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.

What will you do?

The volunteer services coordinator helps recruit, train, schedule and recognize volunteers while growing the volunteer base and advancing individual and group partnerships. Market within the community to recruit new volunteers. Develop new events and opportunities for volunteers to engage with the mission of Habitat for Humanity.

*Typically serve Tuesday – Saturday to support work on the build site.
*Recruit and schedule volunteers for construction, office and special events opportunities.
*Assist with all aspects of volunteer management including orientations, maintenance of database, volunteer tracking and follow-up.
*Work with construction staff to ensure successful volunteer build days – signing volunteers in, providing orientation and safety briefings, helping put away tools with volunteers at the end of the day and ordering necessary volunteer supplies.
*Develop and/or revise volunteer recruitment, management and recognition tools.

This position will focus on volunteer services aspects of Construction Services Department operations.

Where will you serve?

Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity has been building affordable housing in this area for almost 39 years. Our AmeriCorps members play an important role in providing leadership at our project sites, engaging volunteers to become champions for our mission, and creating new tools and systems to build capacity. During a year of service with Asheville Habitat, AmeriCorps members gain insight into a nonprofit organization and receive hands-on experience in leadership, team building, public speaking, and community development.

Benefits beyond the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award include a housing stipend of at least $400 per month, a clothing allowance of at least $150, as well as a hand tool and gear allowance. Join the Asheville Affiliate Habitat family and help us provide affordable housing in the city of Asheville and Buncombe. Visit www.ashevillehabitat.org to learn more.

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 written and verbal communication skills.
*Detail oriented and highly organized.
*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.

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