HFH of Greater Harrisburg Area - National - Construction Crew Leader

Habitat for Humanity of Greater Harrisburg Area

Harrisburg Pennsylvania is a culturally diverse, affordable city located minutes away from the great outdoors. We are experiencing a great surge of positive change and you have an opportunity to be a part of it. Our AmeriCorps members are ambassadors in the community and work alongside volunteers on the construction sites. They inspire our volunteers to engage in our cause, and build our capacity to serve. Members gain hands-on experience in leadership, public speaking, and community development. Not only will you be minutes from the Appalachian Trail and lots of other great outdoor activities, but close to other major cities, in case Harrisburg isn’t big enough for you. Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, and Pittsburgh are all within a three hour drive. Harrisburg is an up-and-coming city with much to offer, including both urban and natural activities. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Greater Harrisburg Area, 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
• Personal vehicle
• 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

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 helped us complete 23 Critical Home Repair (CHR) projects and 2 rehabs, and as a result, serve 25 families. In addition, you will have recruited and/or managed 300 volunteers in the building, rehabilitation or repair of homes, and trained at least one volunteer to be a skilled volunteer group leader.

What’s needed to apply?

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