We’re currently accepting applications for the 2017-2018 program year! Scroll down to learn more and apply.
AmeriCorps is a national service program that gives thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to serve in their communities for 10 months to 1 year and earn educational awards to pursue higher education or pay off student loans. AmeriCorps members help meet critical needs in the areas of disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families. DC Habitat works with AmeriCorps members to build homes and relationships with our partner families and volunteers. For general information about Habitat for Humanity’s AmeriCorps Program, please click here.
Every year, DC Habitat welcomes a new group of AmeriCorps members who serve as team leaders, trainers, supervisors and community ambassadors. AmeriCorps members are a key part of our team, both on the construction site and in the office. Through their service, AmeriCorps members build our capacity and help us to serve more local, working families and communities. Learn about our current members here.
Volunteer Services Coordinator:
The Volunteer Services Coordinator will support our staff to provide a consistent and positive volunteer experience and ensure we connect with, empower, and appreciate each volunteer that serves with DC Habitat. He/she will increase our capacity to serve families by conducting outreach to new volunteer groups, representing the organization at community events, and assisting in developing new events and opportunities to recruit volunteers. Click here to learn more and apply.
Construction Crew Leaders:
Construction Crew Leaders assist our construction staff in running the build site on a daily basis by completing the day’s work plan, solving problems, and ensuring volunteers and partner families have a meaningful experience and are satisfied with their involvement. This position also serves as the “face” of DC Habitat for our volunteers and residents of the communities where we build. He/she builds relationships with volunteers and partner families while instructing, coaching, and encouraging participation in the construction process and maintaining focus on our three on-site priorities: safety, productivity, and fun. Click here to learn more and apply.
- Living stipend of $12,630 paid over the full 46.5 weeks of service
- Education award of $5,815 that can be used for higher education costs or to pay back qualified student loans
- Student loan forbearance or deferment while in service
- Health insurance and workers compensation insurance
- Child care assistance (if eligible)
- Personal and sick leave
- Housing Benefits
National Direct Members commit to serving for 11 months, starting in August 2017. Serving approximately 40 hours per week is necessary for each member to achieve the minimum requirement of 1,700 service hours. Members are accepted on a yearly basis and may serve a maximum of two years in any AmeriCorps program (with some exceptions).