Construction Crew Leader - 2021-22

Construction Crew Leader

Tentative start - Spring 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, youth and young professional populations.

Where will you serve?

Nashville, TN is the state capital and known as “Music City” for producing some of country music’s greatest icons. The creative community spills out into an art scene filled with art galleries, theaters, and performance stages. Swarms of Tennessee Titans football and Nashville Predators hockey fans periodically take over the town on game days. The minor league baseball team Nashville Sounds also call the area home, as does the Nashville SC Major League Soccer team. Knoxville and Memphis make for great day or weekend trips.

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville builds new, quality, affordable homes for hardworking men and women near Nashville—in Davidson, Wilson, Cheatham, and Dickson counties. Since 1985, Habitat of Greater Nashville has built or recycled more than 1,313 homes, nearly 1,000 locally, and served more than 3,268 family members including 2,060 children. Our affiliate has received numerous awards for neighborhood revitalization, green building practices, and sustainability, earning the 14th consecutive Environmental Protection Agency’s ENERGY STAR® Award for Sustained Excellence in Affordable Housing.

Habitat for Humanity helps fund its mission through its social enterprise, the ReStore. The ReStore sells new and gently used office and household items at a fraction of the cost. Habitat of Greater Nashville operates ReStores in Davidson and Dickson counties, with the Wilson ReStore re-opening soon.

For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Greater Nashville, 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.
Nashville, TN
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.