Current AmeriCorps Positions

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

Construction Crew Leader - 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 historic rehabs, single site infill construction, and larger scale block building. The members will help manage and develop groups of skilled and unskilled volunteers and homeowner families on the build sites, all while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment. Full description here.

 

Construction Crew Leader - Repairs

Durham Habitat's Critical & Urgent 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 goals of the program are to protect Durham's current affordable housing stock and allow Durham residents to age in place with dignity.
Each Repairs 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. Typical home repairs include, but are not limited to replacing floors, putting ramps on decks, updating bathrooms, and replacing roofs. AmeriCorps members will also work with small groups of volunteers on site. For our Repairs AmeriCorps members, the desired result is confidence in identifying, diagnosing, and competently completing repairs in and around a home. They will work closely with the site supervisor to accomplish these goals. Due to the nature of their position, they will have less interaction with volunteers, but we do expect them to come away with an increased comfort level engaging with and working with the homeowners and partner families. Full description here.

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