HFH East Bay/Silicon Valley - National - Volunteer Service Coordinator

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley

Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley (Habitat EBSV) revitalizes neighborhoods, builds affordable, and sustainable housing solutions, and empowers families through successful homeownership. Habitat EBSV was the first affiliate in the Bay Area to build green, and continues to be one of the leading Habitat affiliates in affordable green building in the U.S. Since 1998, the AmeriCorps Program has been vital to the success of our program. To date, we have hosted over 230 AmeriCorps members. AmeriCorps members play an integral role in providing leadership to our volunteers, engaging community partners, and serving as ambassadors to our affiliate and to the Habitat Mission. Habitat EBSV's AmeriCorps members engage with over 6,000 volunteers, partner families and community partners, all the while gaining skills in leadership, community engagement, public speaking and training in a variety of subject matters relevant to the complex world of affordable housing. In addition to the AmeriCorps living stipend, members receive a monthly rent stipend to offset the high cost of living in the beautiful and exciting California Bay Area. Come serve with an innovative affiliate where diversity, growth and industry innovation inspires us. For more information about Habitat for Humanity East Bay/Silicon Valley, please visit our website.

Volunteer Services Coordinator

As a Volunteer Services Coordinator, you will be on the front lines of service by helping the volunteers at our affiliate. Your primary responsibility will be to coordinate volunteer management efforts, including but not limited to: assisting with on-site orientations, maintaining and updating the volunteer database, maintaining communications with volunteers though a monthly eNewsletter, recruiting and scheduling volunteers, continually working on volunteer retention and recognition, or other new initiatives at our affiliate. Additionally, you will assist in the coordination of volunteer groups, such as campus chapters and non-construction youth groups. On occasion, you may attend community outreach programs to promote volunteer opportunities, and manage affiliate presence at volunteer fairs. Volunteers are a huge help in the weekly operation of our site, and we need someone like you to be the helping hand and voice to our volunteers.

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)
• Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel)
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Ability to work with a diverse group of people

Helpful Qualifications:

• Driver's license
• Public speaking experience
• Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience
• Project management experience

Benefits of Service:

• AmeriCorps National living allowance of $12,630 (paid over the full 46.5 weeks of full-time service)
Segal Education Award of $5,815 (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 recruited and/or managed 2,000 volunteers in the building, rehabilitation, or repair of homes. This increase in volunteers will allow us to apply for additional grants, and therefore, allow us to serve more families.

What’s needed to apply?

• Resume (tell us about your experience)
• Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section
Oakland / San Jose, CA
Job Type:
Volunteer Opportunity
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Habitat for Humanity engages people of all ages and backgrounds in addressing community needs.