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AmeriCorps Service Opportunity

Volunteer opportunity

Volunteer Opportunity posted by: Habitat for Humanity International

Posted on: May 6, 2014

Volunteer Opportunity description

National Service Opportunities

Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) is seeking to fill a wide array of AmeriCorps national service opportunities throughout the U.S. We provide two types of service opportunities by partnering with Habitat for Humanity affiliates and with support from The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS). HFHI provides qualified and selected individuals the opportunity to participate in national service projects which are in-direct service opportunities called – AmeriCorps VISTA, and through direct service opportunities called – AmeriCorps National. Both of these types of opportunities enable Habitat for Humanity affiliates to build their capacity to serve 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 plan to host members at the following host site locations in the West Virginia:

  • Mon County HFH
  • Wayne County HFH

AmeriCorps VISTA

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 benefits which include 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 of $5,550 or a stipend of circa $1,500. 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 three years.

VISTA members are prohibited from working a second job while in service.

AmeriCorps National

AmeriCorps National service opportunities provide a unique human resource to affiliates—motivated, passionate, hard-working members 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 benefits including 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 and an education award to pay for future educational expenses or repay qualified student loans. After completing 46.5 weeks of service, members may be eligible for an education award of $5,550.

Terms of Service
46.5 weeks of full time service (30- 40 hours weekly). Members may serve up to four terms.

How to apply

To express interest in an AmeriCorps opportunity with Habitat for Humanity, please start by going to the following URL:

http://www.americorps.gov/

* Please choose Housing in the area of interest field and then select the state in the field provided *

HFHI and HFH Affiliates engage individuals of all ages and backgrounds in addressing community needs.

Location

Morgantown, WV, US
Charleston, WV, US

Details

Extra details
Stipend provided
Training provided
Keywords
Owner's areas of focus

Time Commitment

Duration
3 months or longer
Time commitment
Full time (30-40 hours/week)
Times of day
Mornings
Afternoons
Days of week
Weekdays
Weekends
Schedule
Fixed schedule
Start and end dates
Members will start in August 2014. Members usually serve for a year.

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