Construction Crew Leader - 2022-23

Construction Crew Leader

Tentative start - Winter 2023 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, home repair and volunteer services aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?

Habitat for Humanity of Central Lane is in Eugene, Oregon. Home to the University of Oregon, Eugene is a fantastic year-round destination for anyone interested in the Pacific Northwest’s unique blend of incredible natural beauty and cultural opportunities. The city is practically equidistant from both the gorgeous Oregon coast to the west, and the Cascade Mountain range to the east, with both less than a two-hour drive. Our downtown space is home to numerous music and performance facilities such as the Hult Center for the Performing Arts and McDonald Theater. On the weekends, locals flock to our beloved Saturday Market featuring 200+ local artisans, food vendors and live music. Eugene is known as a city that encourages outdoor activity with incredible running, hiking and biking trails as well as a vibrant climbing community. In addition, there are rivers, lakes and reservoirs galore for those interested in kayaking, paddle-boarding or any other manner of water sports.

At Habitat for Humanity of Central Lane, we would love to bring in an AmeriCorps member who is excited to explore this incredible area that we know and love. As a member of our team, you will assist with the early construction of the largest housing development in our organization’s history. At Fischer Village in Springfield, our staff will provide hands-on training in all matters of construction processes, and in time you’ll be empowered to oversee our incredible volunteers. At Habitat for Humanity of Central Lane, your service will make a difference in the lives of our future homeowners.

In addition to the standard benefits, we can help our AmeriCorps members find housing and provide an additional housing stipend during service with us. Learn more about our organization at

Benefits of AmeriCorps service

*Living allowance $17,000 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
*Segal Education Award of $6,495, 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.
Eugene, OR
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.