AmeriCorps Positions: 2019-2020

Our AmeriCorps members play an important role in providing leadership on our project sites, engaging volunteers to become champions for our mission, and creating new tools and systems to build capacity. During a year of service with Asheville Habitat, you’ll gain insight into a non-profit organization and receive hands-on experience in leadership, team building, public speaking, and community development. In your off hours, hike and bike the mountains of western North Carolina, or paddle the variety of rivers located in the southeastern part of the United States. You can even enjoy a thriving Asheville music scene. Come join the Asheville Habitat family and help us provide affordable housing in the city of Asheville and Buncombe County!

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Volunteer Services Coordinator
The Volunteer Services Coordinator will be performing three main functions. First, they will help to develop a strategic Home Repair volunteer program to increase the number of volunteers participating in this program. Second, the member will collect, input and analyze volunteer data with the purpose of developing better recruitment and retention strategies Third, they will be one of the front line faces to communicate Habitat’s mission and vision with our volunteers. To learn more about this AmeriCorps position and apply, click here.

Construction Crew Leader (4 openings)
Construction crew leaders play an integral part in building and repairing more homes, leading to better neighborhoods and communities. As a construction crew leader, you will lead and develop groups of skilled and unskilled volunteers and homeowner families in construction activities all while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment. Using volunteer management techniques, you will manage volunteers and homeowner families as they assist in the building of new homes and/or repairing existing homes or completing weatherization projects. Together, you will perform hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping. To learn more about this AmeriCorps position and apply, click here.

Family Services Development
Family Services development VISTA members research and implement plans for homeowner family recruitment, tracking, scheduling and support with the goal of improving the overall experience for participants. As a family services development VISTA, you might design a user-friendly application process or create a comprehensive homeowner education curriculum that supports and prepares families for homeownership. In addition, you may develop a plan to engage the veteran and military community to educate them about Habitat’s mission and the various housing solutions provided. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills are required to build relationships with local non-profit organization, employers, community centers and faith communities to recruit a diverse base of qualified applicants. To learn more about this AmeriCorps position and apply, click here.