Americorps

americorps

Durham Habitat is currently recruiting AmeriCorps members for the 2021-2022 service year!

TO APPLY, EMAILA COPY OF YOUR RESUME TO OUR VOLUNTEER MANAGER. IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE CALL 919-682-0516 EXT. 121 

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. 

Click here to apply. 

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. Typical home repairs include, but are not limited to replacing floors, putting ramps on decks, updating bathrooms, and replacing roofs. 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.  

Click here to apply. 

WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF JOINING AMERICORPS? 

AmeriCorps members serve for approximately 10 and a half months and in addition to the reward of serving to help meet the housing needs of Durham, the benefits of service include, but are not limited to: 

  • Student loan deferment 
  • Skills and training 
  • Living allowance 
  • Healthcare 
  • Education Award upon completion of service to help pay for college, graduate school, or vocational training, or to repay student loans 

Click here for a full list of benefits. 

Questions? Contactthe Volunteer Manager at (919) 682-0516, ext. 121 with questions. 

Habitat Success Stories

Theresia partnered with Habitat and twelve Durham congregations to renovate a historic home in East Durham. She became one of three Habitat families to renovate homes on her street, helping rebuild the neighborhood.

Theresia