Volunteer Services Coordinator - 2020 - 21

Habitat For Humanity Asheville , NC 28804

Posted 3 weeks ago

Posting Description

Volunteer Services Coordinator

  • 2020 - 21

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 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, ReStore, deconstruction, family services 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.

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. Benefits beyond the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award include 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.

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 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.

  • Current valid driver's license, a clean driving record and reliable transportation

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