Volunteer Opportunity posted by: Habitat for Humanity International
Posted on: June 20, 2013
The AmeriCorps VISTA program provides members opportunities to develop new and creative efforts that focus on permanent, long-range solutions to poverty, rather than short-term approaches for emergency needs. In partnership with Habitat for Humanity affiliates, AmeriCorps VISTA members develop systems, programs and procedures to enhance affiliate capacity-building efforts. Members focus on sustainability, clear project goals and accountability to alleviate poverty, generate resources and encourage volunteer service.
The following affiliate is seeking: HFHI - ReStore Operations (Southern Crescent) - VOLUNTEER DEVELOPMENTVISTA
Program Benefits AmeriCorps VISTA members receive countless benefits: a living allowance of no less than $833 per month, personal and sick leave, health care coverage, workers compensation and child care assistance (if eligible). Members also receive federal loan forbearance on qualified student loans and payment of interest accrued on qualified loans. After completing 12 months of service, members may be eligible for an education award or a stipend and a relocation allowance. At the end of service, members also receive noncompetitive status for federal employment.
Terms of Service
One year of full-time service (35–40 hours per week). Members may serve up to five years.
VISTA members are prohibited from working a second job while in service
To please express interest via www.americorps.gov, selecting the appropriate opportunity by selecting your Interest (Housing) and the state where you would like to serve. You may also link directly to the opportunities on the AmeriCorps website by using the link provided.