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AmeriCorps Volunteer Services Coordinator

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Volunteer Services Coordinator

Tentative start - August 2021

For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands on experience and prepare for your future. This full-time AmeriCorps service position offers a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skillset. AmeriCorps National members serve the community in direct service and capacity building activities.


What will you do?

The volunteer services coordinator helps recruit, train, schedule and recognize volunteers while growing the volunteer base and advancing individual and group partnerships. Market within the community to recruit new volunteers. Develop new events and opportunities for volunteers to engage with the mission of Habitat for Humanity.

*Typically serve Tuesday – Saturday to support work on the build site.

*Recruit and schedule volunteers for construction, office, ReStore, deconstruction, family services and special events opportunities.

*Assist with all aspects of volunteer management including orientations, maintenance of database, volunteer tracking and follow-up.

*Work with construction staff to ensure successful volunteer build days – signing volunteers in, providing orientation and safety briefings, helping put away tools with volunteers at the end of the day and ordering necessary volunteer supplies.

*Develop and/or revise volunteer recruitment, management and recognition tools.

This position will focus on brand management and volunteer services aspects of Habitat affiliate operations and will benefit youth populations.


Where will you serve?

Northern Virginia borders Washington D.C. and encompasses Fairfax County, Arlington County, and the Cities of Alexandria, Fairfax and Falls Church. Beyond all the exciting activities in Washington D.C. there is plenty do in the area with lively cultural activities, beautiful landscapes and historical monuments.

At Habitat for Humanity of Northern Virginia (Habitat NOVA) in Alexandria, VA we are looking for an AmeriCorps National member to assist with the daily operations of our volunteer program. During peak operations, our volunteer program engages 4,500 volunteers each year in our ReStores, on the construction site, and in various behind-the-scenes projects.

You will be a key member of our team to assist us in providing a successful and meaningful experience to all volunteers. During your year of service, you will learn key components of volunteer management, grow interpersonal skills, connect with other Habitat affiliates, better understand the nonprofit field, and learn more about how Habitat for Humanity operates.

In addition to the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award, we also provide a housing stipend and job-related travel reimbursement.

Learn more about Habitat NOVA and how we work to make Northern Virginia a better community through affordable homeownership at www.habitatnova.org.


Benefits of AmeriCorps service

*Living allowance $16,300 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.

*Segal Education Award of $6,345, upon successful completion of service.

*Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.

*Personal and medical leave — approximately 10 days total.

*Possible forbearance or deferment of qualified student loans.

*Child care benefits, if you qualify.

*Worker’s compensation insurance.


Minimum Requirements

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.


Preferred Qualifications

*Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps.

*Ability to work with a diverse group of people.

*Strong written and verbal communication skills.

*Detail oriented and highly organized.

*Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation.

*Experience working as a member of a team.

*Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.

Volunteer Services Coordinator

Tentative start - August 2021

For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands on experience and prepare for your future. This full-time AmeriCorps service…

Details at a Glance

  • Schedule
    Weekends
  • Time Commitment
    Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
  • Recurrence
    Recurring

Location

On-site
Alexandria, VA, USA

How to Apply

If you are interested in applying, please apply here. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at the email above.

If you are interested in applying, please apply here. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to us at the email above.

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