Volunteer Services Coordinator - 2020 - 21
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 volunteer services coordinator helps recruit, train, schedule and recognize volunteers while growing the volunteer base and advancing individual and group partnerships. Market within the community to recruit new volunteers. Develop new events and opportunities for volunteers to engage with the mission of Habitat for Humanity.
*Typically serve Tuesday – Saturday to support work on the build site.
*Recruit and schedule volunteers for construction, office, ReStore, deconstruction, family services and special events opportunities.
*Assist with all aspects of volunteer management including orientations, maintenance of database, volunteer tracking and follow-up.
*Work with construction staff to ensure successful volunteer build days – signing volunteers in, providing orientation and safety briefings, helping put away tools with volunteers at the end of the day and ordering necessary volunteer supplies.
*Develop and/or revise volunteer recruitment, management and recognition tools.
Where will you serve?
Habitat for Humanity of Wake County has partnered with the community for more than 30 years and has hosted AmeriCorps members since 2001. We currently have 12 AmeriCorps alumni on staff, as we truly recognize the value and impact of serving. Our organization is regarded as a leader in developing new programs such as the Home Builders Blitz, bringing together pro¬fessional homebuild¬ers from all over for one shared pur¬pose - to build safe, affordable housing for families in need of a decent place to call home, and piloting programs such as neighborhood revitalization, tailoring Habitat?s efforts by partnering locally with residents and community leaders and organizations to best address real concerns and improve the lives of the people who live in the neighborhood. We currently have eight ReStores scattered throughout Wake, Johnston, and Durham counties, with the goal of opening a ninth store in fiscal year 2020. In addition to serving 100 families via homeownership and home preservation projects in fiscal year 2019, we will also support global families in Honduras, Malawi and Cambodia. The Raleigh area is the perfect blend of urban and rural. We are home to several colleges including North Carolina State University, as well as an ever-changing downtown landscape with all the amenities you’d expect in a modern city. For those who need a little green in their lives, over 200 parks can be found in Raleigh, thus maintaining its identity as the “City of Oaks.”
*Living allowance $15,850 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
*Segal Education Award of $6,195, 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.
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.
*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 written and verbal communication skills.
*Detail oriented and highly organized.
*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.
*Current valid driver’s license, a clean driving record and reliable transportation