Volunteer opportunity posted by: Habitat for Humanity International
Posted on: February 27, 2013
National Service Opportunities
Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is anticipating hosting AmeriCorps members for the 2013-2014 program years and continuing to be a part of the dynamic national service movement sweeping our nation. HFHI, in partnership with our Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the U.S. and The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), will be providing qualified and selected individuals the opportunity to participate in national service projects which are in-direct service opportunities called – AmeriCorps VISTA, and is anticipating hosting direct service opportunities called – AmeriCorps National. Both of these types of opportunities assist Habitat for Humanity affiliates to build their capacity and engage communities, as well as, increase and lead volunteers and build and renovate homes in partnership with low-income families in need of safe and decent housing. We anticipate opportunities across the U.S., in various states and locations.
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.
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. 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.
AmeriCorps National service opportunities provide a unique human resource to affiliates—motivated, passionate, hard-working volunteers who can address community needs in a variety of ways. Members from diverse backgrounds and abilities build and renovate houses with low-income families and strengthen communities by enabling Habitat affiliates to utilize volunteers more effectively.
Program Benefits AmeriCorps National members receive countless benefits: a living allowance, 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, payment of interest accrued on qualified loans. After completing a term of service, members may be eligible for an education award.
Terms of Service 10 ½ months of full time service (30- 40 hours weekly). Members may serve up to five terms.
You can express interest in a National Service opportunity with Habitat by going to the following link and will receive an email letting you know when you can apply for specific opportunities which we anticipate to be in mid-April. The link is: http://www.habitat.org/hr/americorps . Click on Habitat AmeriCorps National or VISTA openings to note which program in which you are interested.
Please note that all positions are conditional pending funding from the Corporation of National and Community Service.
HFHI and HFH Affiliates engage individuals of all ages and backgrounds in addressing community needs.
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