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What is AmeriCorps?

"AmeriCorps (pronounced Ameri-core) is a network of local, state, and national service programs that connects more than 75,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment."  – National Service website

AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation of National and Community Service (CNCS) and began in 1994. AmeriCorps is commonly described as a domestic Peace Corps. AmeriCorps members commit to a year of full-time service.

There are three programs under the umbrella of AmeriCorps:

  • AmeriCorps*State & *National
  • AmeriCorps*VISTA
  • AmeriCorps*NCCC (National Community Civilian Corps)

Habitat for Humanity-MidOhio has worked with all three programs for over 20 years and will be hosting 7 National Direct members and 1 VISTA member during the 2024-2025 service year.

Available Positions: 2024-2025 Service Year

AmeriCorps National Direct Positions:
Construction Crew Leader (5 positions available)

As a Construction Crew Leader, you will play an integral part in building and repairing homes. You will lead groups of skilled and unskilled volunteers and partner families in construction activities while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment, and you will develop and enhance your own volunteer management and construction skills along the way!

Construction Logistics Crew Leader (1 part-time position available)

As the Construction Logistics Crew Leader, you will play a vital part in creating a smooth flow of building materials and tools to and from project sites. You will also assist on site occasionally, building alongside skilled and unskilled volunteers and partner families in construction activities, while enhancing your own volunteer management and construction skills through out the service year!

Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator (1 position FILLED)

As the Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator, you will collaborate with both the Volunteer Services and Homeowner Services departments, as well as attending events in the community. You will assist in all aspects of volunteer management, plus help launch a portal of community resources for Habitat partner families. 

AmeriCorps VISTA positions:

No positions available for 2024-25.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What benefits do AmeriCorps members receive?

Tangible Benefits:

  • Modest living allowance of $18,700 (full time)/ $9,900 (part time) for the service term for National Direct members and $22,882 for the service year for VISTA members
  • Basic health insurance
  • Training specific to service activities
  • Childcare for eligible members
  • Student loan forbearance during term of service
  • Education Award of $7,395 upon completion of service term
  • Housing assistance ($300/month for new members and $400/month for returning Habitat AmeriCorps members)

Intangible Benefits:

  • Chance to help others/perform community service
  • Explore future job/education interests
  • Learn about and work with other ethnic/cultural groups
  • Ability to be apart of a national movement
  • Meet new people
  • Put your faith into action
  • Learn about poverty/poverty housing issues
  • Get involved with Habitat
Do you currently have AmeriCorps members?

Yes! We currently have 5 AmeriCorps members: 3 Construction Crew Leaders, 1 Volunteer Services Coordinator, and 1 Resource Development VISTA.

How do I apply?

Interested applicants should send a resume and thoughtful cover letter to Deb Light.

I’ve submitted my application and resume, now what?

Habitat International and HFHMO will review applications and set up interviews with potential candidates. In the meantime, please direct any additional questions to Deb Light

If I am selected, when do I start?

2024-2025 National Direct members will serve August 2024 to July 2025.

Will I be required to have a car?

Yes, you will need to have access to a personal vehicle. You will also need a driver’s license and a good driving record. 

Who can I contact with any further questions about the AmeriCorps program at HFHMO?

Contact Deb Light at dlight@habitatmidohio.org or 614-364-7020. 

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