Construction Crew Leader - 2021-22

Construction Crew Leader

Tentative start - Summer 2022 or open until filled

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 construction crew leader plays an integral part in building and repairing homes. Lead groups of skills and unskilled volunteers and homeowner families in construction activities while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment, thus, developing and enhancing your volunteer management and construction skills.

*Typically serve Tuesday – Saturday on the build site.
*Assist with all aspects of hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping.
*Projects may include new construction, rehabilitation, critical home repair and weatherization projects.
*Lead small groups of volunteers and facilitate safe and positive experiences for everyone working on site.
*Maintain site safety by adhering to Habitat construction safety policies, modeling best practices and guidelines, volunteer education and site monitoring.

This position will focus on home construction aspects of Habitat affiliate operations and will benefit over 65, military/veteran, youth, young professional and faith-based populations.

Where will you serve?

Take the opportunity to live in one of the most sought-after regions of the country, known as the Hudson Valley. The city of Newburgh is the largest contiguous historical district in New York State, making it larger than any one area of New York City. There is easy access hiking, swimming, kayaking, rock climbing, and a plethora of music and cultural activities. New York City is just 50 miles away.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Newburgh is located in the lower Hudson Valley region of New York state. We are part of a strong community that is on the rise and we want your help! Our affiliate rejuvenates our local communities by building and renovating homes and providing low-income families with an opportunity to become owners, as well as engaging the neighborhood with twice-weekly volunteer coffee breaks and volunteer opportunities Wednesday - Saturday. Habitat Newburgh relies on community volunteers, home buyer families, AmeriCorps members, and staff to deliberately and devotedly take action to refresh the city. Our AmeriCorps members utilize our unique location to network and develop themselves personally and professionally.
In addition to the living allowance and educational award, Habitat Newburgh has rental housing available for AmeriCorps members just around the corner from our home office. Furnishing assistance for the apartment, via Habitat Newburgh ReStore, is also available. To learn more about where we work and what we do, visit

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 verbal communication skills.
*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.
Newburgh, NY
New York
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
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About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity, founded in 1976, is a global, Christian-based nonprofit organization that grew out of an intentionally multi-racial community in rural Georgia. Seeking to put God’s love into action, Habitat brings together people of all faiths and people of no faith to build homes, communities and hope. Working alongside each other, we help families and individuals build and improve places to call home and achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build better lives for themselves. Habitat seeks individuals who have a willingness to affirm these principles and values.


Habitat for Humanity International is an equal opportunity employer and seeks to employ and assign the best qualified personnel for all our positions in a manner that does not unlawfully discriminate against any person because of race, color, religion, gender, marital status, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, veteran/reserve national guard status, or any other status or characteristic protected by law.