Full time (30+ hrs/wk)
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
P.O. BOX 28
Kauai Habitat for Humanity
Serve, learn, lead and explore on the beautiful island of Kauai! Kauai Habitat for Humanity seeks individuals who want a fulfilling volunteer experience while working in one of the most beautiful environments in the world. The ideal candidate is a person with a passion for serving community, a drive to share of oneself as a leader and teacher, and commitment to the mission of Habitat for Humanity and providing truly affordable housing opportunities.
Kauai Habitat has been hosting AmeriCorps members since 2008. Our AmeriCorps members play an integral role in our homebuilding program by providing leadership on our project sites, motivating and engaging volunteers and partner homebuyers to become champions for our mission. Our members are the ambassadors of Kauai Habitat, interacting with over 1,100 individual and group volunteers, partner homebuyers, and community stakeholders.
Benefits beyond the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award include the possibility of staying at the affiliate owned volunteer home, for a very low cost. Transportation from our Hanapepe, Hawai`i office to the job site is provided and any required tools and gear are also provided by the affiliate. In your off hours, hike the island and go to the many beaches. Join our Habitat family and form lasting relationships, while creating affordable housing solutions with hard-working families on Kauai.
For more information about Kauai Habitat for Humanity, please visit our website.
Construction Crew Leader
As a Construction Crew Leader, you are integral to our goals of building more homes and better neighborhoods and communities throughout our service area. Your primary responsibility will be to assist with hands on construction tasks including, but not limited to, site prep, framing, roofing, finish carpentry, landscaping and clean up. With this responsibility is not only an opportunity to learn skills in homebuilding, but also an important opportunity to hone your skills as a leader and motivator. You will lead small groups of volunteers, providing them with on-site orientations and safety talks and ensuring that they are well-employed while on work sites. On occasion, you may participate in larger community projects or affiliate events.
Please Note: while construction experience is helpful, it is not required.
• 18 years of age or older
• U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
• High school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
• Driver's license
• Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time, often on rough and uneven terrain
• Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. on a regular basis
• Ability to work on ladders and heights of up to two-stories
• Ability to work in varying weather conditions – sites are often not heated during winter and not air-conditioned during summer
• Ability (or willingness to learn) to drive large pick-up trucks
• Experience with power tools
• Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience
Benefits of Service:
• AmeriCorps National living allowance of $13,732 (paid over the full 46.5 weeks of full-time service)
• Segal Education Award of $5,920 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2
• Affordable Care Act compliant health care plan (Habitat pays the monthly premiums)
• Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
• Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
• 10 personal/sick leave days
• Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
• Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources
What’s in it for you?
At the end of the service year, you will recruit and/or manage 15 volunteers and train two skill group leaders in the building, rehabilitation, or repair of homes. You will participate in two (2) community outreach projects and help us complete six (6) new builds and one (1) rehab, in service of 26 families. Additionally, you will gain enhanced skills in communication, leadership, delegation, team-building time & project management construction and safety.
What’s needed to apply?
• Resume (tell us about your experience)
• Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section
Location: 'Ele'ele, HI
Job Type: Volunteer Opportunity
Employment Type: AmeriCorps
- Stipend Provided
- Training Provided
- Housing Available