Volunteer Services Coordinator - 2023-24
Volunteer Services Coordinator
For one year, 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 an 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.
This position will focus on volunteer services aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.
Where will you serve?
- Organization name: Central South Carolina HFH
- Nearest metropolitan area: Columbia, SC
- Full-time staff: 13
- Expected number of AmeriCorps members: 2
- Expected number of homes to be built: 8
- Expected number of homes to be repaired: 22
- Activities and attractions: The Midlands area is known for its Riverwalk district, Congaree National Park, and Sesquicentennial State Park. The area is home of the Colonial Life Arena and William Brice Stadium (concert venue and athletics) as well as the Fireflies minor league baseball team. Throughout the year the area is known for hosting a variety of festivals, local concerts, and the state fair. There are several museums and a renowned Riverbanks Zoo & Garden. Within two hours a person can be in the mountains or at the beach.
- Unique projects: The host site is currently establishing a Veteran Repair program. It has recently completed the first round of a Critical Home Repair program and is in the midst of implementing a new strategic plan focused on the Quality-of-Life Framework.
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.
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.
Pursuant to current Habitat for Humanity policy, this position requires full vaccination against COVID-19, except to the extent such requirement is prohibited by applicable law.
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.