Construction Crew Leader - 2023-24

Construction Crew Leader

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.

Where will you serve?

  • Organization name: Bend Redmond Habitat for Humanity
  • Nearest metropolitan area: Portland, OR
  • Full-time staff: 30
  • Expected number of AmeriCorps members: 4
  • Activities and attractions: Located on the edge of national forest and BLM land and only a 30-minute drive to the Cascade Mountain range, the Bend/Redmond area in Central Oregon is known as a mecca for outdoor enthusiasts. We have easy access to skiing/snowboarding, snowshoeing, mountain biking, road biking, rock climbing, mountain climbing, running trails, hiking trails, kayaking, paddle boarding, rafting, camping, backpacking, fishing, hunting, and pretty much anything under the sun.
  • Unique projects: Oregon has always been at the forefront of green building efforts in the United States, and Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity provides high-quality energy efficient homes, going above and beyond the energy code for all new construction. As part of this effort, three years ago we took extra measures so that all new construction would be “net zero ready” and, with funding for solar panels, would produce the energy needed to heat and power the homes. In 2021, we completed our first Net Zero project – a cottage home development with 10 single-family homes in downtown Bend - and have since completed 2 more half-net projects where solar panels are able to provide half the energy needed to power and heat the homes over the course of the year. We are proud to be a recognized leader in sustainable building in Central Oregon and are always learning and developing better ways to serve our community while being respectful of the environment. 
Benefits of AmeriCorps service

  • Living allowance of $17,600 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
  • Segal Education Award of $6,895, upon successful completion of service.
  • Forbearance for most federally-guaranteed student loans.
  • Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
  • Personal and medical leave — approximately 10 days total.
  • Personal and professional development opportunities.
  • Child care benefits, if you qualify.
  • Worker’s compensation insurance.

Supplemental Benefits

  • Low-cost housing - $350 per month -OR- housing stipend paid directly to your landlord - $350 per month (if member elects not to take provided housing)
  • Grocery gift card - $150 per month
  • Transportation – Use of work vehicles is allowed for commuting

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.

What are we looking for?

Our ideal candidates:
  • Are passionate about serving the community through direct service.
  • Demonstrate respect for diversity of opinion, experience, and background.
  • Desire to gain hands-on experience in the affordable housing and nonprofit sector.
  • Have experience working on a team.
  • Possess stellar interpersonal communication skills.
  • Are motivated and committed to serve full time and in person.
Bend, 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.