Rebuild Volunteer Leader

Published

05/07/2018

Start Date

06/01/2018

End Date

08/31/2018

Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)

Duration

Short-Term (few weeks/months)

Address

lowernine.org
6018 El Dorado St.
New Orleans
Louisiana
70117
United States

Description

About us:

lowernine.org is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization working in toward the long-term recovery of New Orleans' historic Lower Ninth Ward from Hurricane Katrina and the levee breaches of 2005. Our main goal is to support residents in rebuilding their storm damaged properties, but we also assist the community in other ways, helping with blight mapping, community gardens, and any other neighborhood recovery initiatives. For more information about us, check out www.lowernine.org, or find us at facebook.com/lowernine.org!


Job Description:

lowernine.org is seeking a motivated, committed individual to serve as a Rebuild Volunteer Leader. The individual should possess a strong desire to learn about the nonprofit sector and long-term disaster recovery, and an eagerness to increase their carpentry/building skills. The Rebuild Volunteer Leader works with lowernine.org's Project Manager. The leader will take ownership of, and assist with, strengthening lowernine.org's warehouse organization and procedures. This will include organization and upkeep of tool sheds and warehouse, as well as creating and managing an inventory of tools. The rebuild leader should also be available to lead crews on worksites on occasion and possess at least a basic knowledge of rebuilding concepts and steps. She/he will be responsible for analyzing whether broken tools and equipment should be repaired or tossed, as well as creating a worksite checklist to help site leaders organize tools. They will assist the Project Manager with intake and site assessments for clients, as well as with organization of volunteer labor. The ideal candidate is well-organized, proactive and committed to New Orleans'; recovery from damage suffered in the 2005 levee breaches following Hurricane Katrina. She or he should possess a working knowledge of rebuild skills, as well as familiarity with tools and their functions. They should be able to manage a crew and give instructions in a clear concise manner.


Logistics:

Hours are 8:15am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday.

This position is unpaid. Free room and board available for volunteers willing to commit to 10 weeks or more. Students may obtain course credit. If volunteer needs to acquire additional employment for compensation, we can accommodate some changes to the schedule.

To apply, submit resume and letter of intent to Charlotte at charlotte@lowernine.org.


Qualifications:

  • Positive attitude
  • Independence tempered by the ability to follow direction and abide by a work plan
  • Ability to interact professionally with staff and associates
  • Basic building/construction skills
  • Strong organizational skills evidencing attention to detail
  • Working knowledge of rebuild skills, as well as familiarity with tools and their functions
  • Ability to manage a crew and give instructions in a clear concise manner


Benefits

  • Training Provided
  • Housing Available

Benefits

  • International Volunteers

How To Apply

volunteer@lowernine.org
http://lowernine.org

To apply, submit resume and letter of intent to Charlotte at charlotte@lowernine.org or volunteer@lowernine.org.


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