Rebuild Homes and Communities in Lafayette!
- Internship posted by Rebuilding Together AmeriCorps Program
Rebuilding Together is a housing nonprofit with affiliates in Lafayette, and across the country. Together, we transform the lives of low-income homeowners by improving the safety and health of their homes and revitalizing our communities. Rebuilding Together's local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects nationwide each year. Visit our website www.rebuildingtogether.org/summercorps to learn more.
We are seeking individuals who want to get involved and ensure a safe and healthy home for every person in their community. During a nine week AmeriCorps term, you'd earn a living stipend of $1,400 and an Education Award of $1,230 upon completion of the term.
Summer AmeriCorps members (also called SummerCorps) with Rebuilding Together Acadiana will serve crucial roles: coordinating rebuilding project logistics, communicating with clients and volunteers, and more. We're a great team, doing great work in the community! Join us to make a difference, gain valuable career skills, and earn money for your education!
Rebuilding Together Acadiana, located in Lafayette LA, has the following start/end dates for their nine week AmeriCorps members:
- June 4 - August 3
- July 9 - Sept 7
About Rebuilding Together Acadiana
Declared 'The Happiest City in the U.S." by the Wall Street Journal in 2014, Lafayette and the Rebuilding Together Acadiana affiliate provide a unique experience for those serving as CapacityCorps members. Acadiana is the heart of Cajun country and home to hundreds of annual festivals and cook-offs celebrating the area's French heritage. The region is also known as a 'sportsman's paradise,' with many nearby parks, swamps, and recreational areas to explore. As a member of the Acadiana affiliate, you will be a part of a close-knit team that services low-income, elderly and disabled homeowners across four parishes. While the affiliate is small, the impact is huge and the programs diverse. As a CapacityCorps member this translates into a well-rounded service term, in which members are given the opportunity to discover their own strengths and weakness and focus on the areas of service that interest them most. RTA’s leadership provides encouragement and resources to motivate members in improving the health and safety of houses in our community.
Living stipend $1400 for entire term
Education Award $1230 upon completion of term
How To Apply
Click here to submit your application to serve in AmeriCorps with Rebuilding Together. Positions will be filled on a rolling basis--apply now!
For more information about Rebuilding Together, our AmeriCorps programs, and other positions available throughout the country, visit our website www.rebuildingtogether.org/summercorps.
Rebuilding Together works to strengthen the lives of our most vulnerable communities by providing low-income homeowners with critical home repairs, accessibility modifications and energy-efficient upgrades. Rebuilding Together's local affiliates and nearly 100,000 volunteers complete about 10,000 rebuild projects each year. We believe that everyone deserves to live in a safe and healthy home. As we help to stabilize and revitalize neighborhoods across the country, our lasting impact extends beyond each home. On average, our homeowners live at or below the poverty level and are forced to choose between food, medicine and shelter needs. We provide these critical home repairs at no cost to qualified homeowners. Rebuilding Together is often the last resort to preserving their homeownership – their only personal asset.