Current AmeriCorps Positions

americorps

To apply, email our volunteer team a copy of your cover letter and resume. If you have any questions, please call 919-682-0516 ext. 120

AmeriCorps National - New Construction 

Durham Habitat's New Construction members help us continue to build affordable housing in Durham. They are paired with a site supervisor and learn about the entire build cycle. In addition they work with volunteers from all areas of life including partner families, CEOs, and community leaders. During the ten months of services each member will work on at least 4 new homes, they will partner will over 20 families, and engage over 1,500 volunteers. 

You work:

  • Tuesday – Saturday 
  • 7:30 – 4:30
  • Primary responsibilities include
    • Help lead volunteers on site
    • Talk with homeowners, learn their stories, and be able to talk about those stories
    • Build awareness of Habitat's work in the community


AmeriCorps National - Repairs

Durham Habitat's repairs program is intended to help Durham homeowners with limited income correct substandard housing conditions, which pose an imminent threat to life, safety, or accessibility. The program is not designed to meet emergency needs as it may take up to eight months for scheduling and repairs. The goals of the program are to protect Durham's current affordable housing stock and allow Durham residents to age in place with dignity. This year Durham Habitat will help repair around 80 homes and next year our goal is up to 100 homes!

Our AmeriCorps members have helped us build capacity with the amount of families served. We are able to do more projects with their support in the field. Future AmeriCorps members will allow us to sustain this high level of impact and position us to grow more in coming years. Each member will be paired with a site supervisor, allowing more repair teams to be out in the field, which means more families receiving support in maintaining their home.

Typically home repairs include but are not limited to replacing floors, putting ramps on decks, replacing toilets and sinks and replacing roofs. AmeriCorps members will also work with small groups of volunteers on site. There is much less space when there are families already living in a home and so it can be difficult to fit a large amount of volunteers on a job site. It is very rewarding to work with small groups of volunteers as they serve in our older neighborhoods and meet some of our original residents in Durham.

You work:

  • Monday – Friday
  • 7:30 – 4:30
  • Primary responsibilities include
    • Assist with hands on construction tasks including demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry, and landscaping
    • Help the repairs team repair 90 homes
    • Help to lead volunteers on site
    • Talk with homeowners, learn their stories, and be able to talk about those stories
    • Build awareness of the repairs program at Habitat

Habitat Success Stories

Martha partnered with North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church to build and purchase a Habitat home for her and her two sons in East Durham. "God's got a plan," Martha said. "His timing is perfect."

Martha