Central South Carolina HFH - National - Construction Crew Leader

Central South Carolina Habitat for Humanity

Serve, learn, lead and explore in the Capital City of Columbia, SC! Central SC Habitat for Humanity was founded in 1985, has built more than 260 homes since then, and has been hosting AmeriCorps members since the early 2000’s. Our AmeriCorps members play an integral role in providing leadership on our project sites, engaging volunteers to become champions for our mission, and creating new tools and systems to build capacity. Our members are the ambassadors of Central SC Habitat, interacting with over 1,000 volunteers, partner families and community stakeholders. During a year of service with Central SC Habitat, AmeriCorps members gain insight to the inner workings of a non-profit organization and gain hands-on experience in leadership, public speaking and community development. Benefits beyond the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award include housing, access to company vehicles, and mileage reimbursement for approved activities. In your off hours, hike the wilderness of Harbison State Forest or run the many Riverwalk paths, explore the multiple downtown areas, enjoy a growing music scene, or even take a day trip to Charleston or Charlotte. Join our Habitat family and form lasting relationships, while creating affordable housing solutions with hard-working families in across the Midlands. For more information about Central South Carolina HFH, please visit our website .

Construction Crew Leader

As a Construction Crew Leader, you are integral to our goals of building more homes and better neighborhoods and communities throughout our service area. Your primary responsibility will be to assist with hands on construction tasks including, but not limited to, site prep, framing, roofing, finish carpentry, landscaping and clean up. Additionally, you will lead small groups of volunteers, providing them with on-site orientations and safety talks and ensuring that they are well-employed while on work sites. On occasion, you may participate in larger community projects or affiliate events.

Please Note: while construction experience is helpful, it is not required.

Required Qualifications:

• 18 years of age or older
• U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
• High school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
• Driver's license and ability to meet host site's insurance requirements
• Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time, often on rough and uneven terrain
• Ability to lift at least 50 lbs. on a regular basis
• Ability to work on ladders and heights of up to two-stories
• Ability to work in varying weather conditions – sites are often not heated during winter and not air-conditioned during summer

Helpful Qualifications:

• Ability (or willingness to learn) to drive large pick-up trucks
• Experience with power tools
• Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience
• Experience working as a construction AmeriCorps member or with a residential homebuilder

Benefits of Service:

• AmeriCorps National living allowance of $13,732 (paid over the full 46.5 weeks of full-time service)
Segal Education Award of $5,920 (upon successful completion of service) – lifetime maximum of 2
• Affordable Care Act compliant health care plan (Habitat pays the monthly premiums)
Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
• 10 personal/sick leave days
• Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
• Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources

What’s in it for you?

At the end of the service year, you will have helped us complete 8 new builds, and 1 to 2 rehabs which will result in 10 families served. In addition, you will have trained at least 3 volunteers to be a skilled volunteer group leader on the build site. Finally, you will work with the Construction Team to ensure a consistent onsite safety program is implemented & maintained by the affiliate.

What’s needed to apply?

• Resume (tell us about your experience)
• Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section
Columbia, SC
South Carolina
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
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