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: HFH of Metro Maryland
  • Nearest metropolitan area: Washington, DC
  • Full-time staff: 19
  • Expected number of AmeriCorps members: 4
  • Number of homes to be built: 29
  • Number of homes to be repaired: 120
  • Activities and attractions: Habitat Metro Maryland’s office is located on the border of Washington DC. Members serving at our affiliate will have innumerable opportunities to explore national historical sites, hike in Shenandoah National Park, bike along the C&O canal, visit dozens of museums including the Smithsonian Institution, attend sporting events for the Nationals, Washington Wizards, or Washington Commanders and access world famous colleges.
  • Unique projects: Expansion of the home preservation programs to include an emergency no heat program and free solar panels and climate resiliency measures for lower income households that we’ve previously weatherized. HFHMM is also looking to launch an electrification program for lower income homeowners in FY24. Habitat is also building a 195 unit affordable housing community in partnership with an affordable rental nonprofit. Habitat will build and sell 27 ownership units. HFHMM is also planning to introduce a trauma informed approach to working with clients in FY24.

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

  • Housing stipend paid directly to your landlord - $700 per month

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.
Location:
Silver Spring, MD
State/Region:
Maryland
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
Employment Type:
AmeriCorps
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About Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanityfounded 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.

At Habitat for Humanity International, we embrace a history rooted in creating equity and take our mission seriously by courageously committing to a culture and workplace where all staff feel safe, welcome, visible, respected, supported and valued. As an equal opportunity employer, we realize that our success depends upon building an inclusive workforce of diverse perspectives and encourage people of varied races (which is inclusive of traits historically associated with race, including, but not limited to, protective hairstyles and hair texture), ethnicities, national origins, tribes, religions, ages, gender identities and expressions, genders, sexual orientations, marital statuses, disabilities, veteran/reserve national guard statuses, socio-economic statuses, thinking and communication styles to work with us.

We also require that all staff take seriously their ethical responsibilities to safeguarding our intended beneficiaries, their communities (especially children), and all those with whom we work. In line with the prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse, all staff must pass a thorough background screening and will be held accountable to upholding our policies around ethical behavior, including safeguarding and whistleblowing.