Construction Crew Leader
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.
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.
Where will you serve?
Serve as an AmeriCorps Member in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity has been building affordable housing in Western North Carolina for 36 years. Our AmeriCorps members provide leadership on 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 non-profit organization and receive hands-on experience in leadership, team building, public speaking and community development. In addition to the standard AmeriCorps living allowance and education award we provide a housing stipend of at least $250/month, a clothing allowance of at least $150 for the year and hand tool and gear allowance. In your off hours, hike and bike the mountains of Western North Carolina, paddle the rivers located in the southeastern part of the United States, enjoy a thriving Asheville music scene. Come join the Asheville Habitat family and help us provide affordable housing in the city of Asheville and Buncombe County.
Benefits of AmeriCorps service
Living allowance $15,850 for approximately 10 months of service.
Segal Education Award of $6,195, 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.
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.
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.
Current valid driver's license, a clean driving record and reliable transportation.
Ability to drive large pick-up trucks (or willingness to learn)
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