DURHAM HABITAT IS CURRENTLY RECRUITING AMERICORPS MEMBERS
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 homeowner families. Durham Habitat will work on 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.
Consctruction 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.
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 not limited to:
- Student loan deferment
- Skills and training
- Living allowance
- Education Award upon completion of service to help pay for college, graduate school, or vocational training, or to repay student loans
- $500 housing stipend (paid by Durham Habitat)
- $40 phone stipend (paid by Durham Habitat)