Current AmeriCorps Positions

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To apply, email Laine a copy of your cover letter and resume. If you have any questions, please call Laine at 919-724-6101

AmeriCorps National - New Construction  

AmeriCorps members will help Durham Habitat extend its reach into the community and provide an educational and rewarding environment for volunteers and partner families. Durham Habitat will work on small single person homes called "tiny houses," single site infill construction, and larger scale block building. AmeriCorps members are crucial to our success because they have the effect of multiplying our trained work force and cultivating a strong base of skilled and regular volunteers, allowing our staff of Construction Supervisors to oversee more projects reliably and safely. Through this multiplying effect, we will complete the demanding single site in-fill projects while training a volunteer base that will allow us to expand to building 20 homes in 2019. AmeriCorps members are powerful recruiters and trainers of additional Crew Leaders that are key to our affiliates’ ability to increase building capacity and serving more families.

You work:

  • Tuesday – Saturday
  • 7:30 – 4:30
  • Primary responsibilities include
    • Assisting Site Supervisors on the construction of homes
    • Supervise groups of volunteers on site
    • Teach volunteers about the mission of Habitat for Humanity and about site safety
    • Teach and recruit Crew Leaders to help build on sites
    • Learn about the construction process and how to build a home

AmeriCorps National - Repairs  

Repairs-focused AmeriCorps members will allow HFHD to significantly extend our reach in the community and provide an educational and rewarding environment for volunteers and partner families. HFHD plans to continue to grow the number of critical repairs projects completed each year. Our team completed 50 repairs in 2017, 75 repairs in 2018, and is on track to complete another 75 repairs in 2019. Future AmeriCorps members will allow us to sustain this high level of impact and position us to grow more in coming years. In the coming year, each member will be responsible for training at least 5 new volunteers to support the completion of less critical repairs, allowing our staff to efficiently move to the next home in need of a critical repair.

The Repairs AmeriCorps member role will help us continue our focus on homeowner relationships. Unlike new construction, repairs homeowners are usually home during the construction process. This poses a unique opportunity for a member of our team to build a deeper relationship with this homeowner. Through conversation over the period of the repair, our AmeriCorps member will get to know this homeowner's unique story. With a combination of shared stories and photographs, our external relations team will be far better equipped to raise awareness and then resources for this lesswell-known program, ensuring long-term public support for this incredible program.

You work:

  • Monday – Friday
  • 7:30 – 4:30
  • Primary responsibilities include
    • Help the repairs team repair 75 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

AmeriCorps National - Volunteer Services  

Work with Habitat for Humanity of Durham (HFHD) to develop our over 8,000 person per year volunteer base! Qualified candidates are tech-savvy and knows how to reach our volunteer community through social media. They should also love the diversity of Durham and how it is reflected in the involvement of our volunteer groups. They will also facilitate the next generation of Habitat and affordable housing advocates by running youth builds and other events to teach youth about affordable housing, gentrification, and the mission of Habitat for Humanity.

You work:

  • Tuesday – Saturday
  • 8:30 – 5:00
  • Primary responsibilities include
    • Communicating with volunteers, both individuals and groups to get them registered and scheduled for volunteer shifts
    • Communicating with future homeowners
    • Daily check-ins with Site Supervisors, Crew Leaders, and volunteers
    • Running the Habitat social media accounts including Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter Posts
    • Plan and Run Bi-Monthly Youth Program for volunteers ages 8 - 15
    • Help grow school engagement for middle schools, high schools, and universities in the Durham area

AmeriCorps National - Project Management 

Work with Habitat for Humanity of Durham (HFHD) to support the construction team behind the scenes! Work along-side our construction manager and coordinator to help us meet our affordable housing goals. Qualified candidates must have excellent time-management as well as organizational skills. Candidates should also be talented at communicating with a diverse population of people.

You work:

  • Monday – Friday
  • 7:30 – 4:30
  • Primary responsibilities include
    • Communicating with vendors and/or subcontractors
    • Communicating with future homeowners
    • Work with departments within HFHD to support construction of our homes
    • Deliver and/or check on conditions and materials on site

Habitat Success Stories

“Five years ago, a tree fell on my house and caused all but one room to leak. I used all my funds, so I called Habitat for Humanity, which helped me build a new roof. I’ve never experienced anything like this in my life, and I just want to thank everyone at Habitat. God bless you!" - Rita

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