HFH Lincoln County - National - Construction Crew Leader

Habitat for Humanity Lincoln County

Make a difference in beautiful Lincoln County, North Carolina, located on the western shores of Lake Norman with convenience to the major city of Charlotte and the beautiful Blue Ridge mountains of Western North Carolina. HFH of Lincoln County was established in 1992, and since then, has served 38 local families and over 600 families in Guatemala, our sister tithe country. Join us as we serve even more families and grow our affiliate. This will be the second year that Lincoln County has been hosting AmeriCorps members. Become part of this quaint, tight-knit, and growing community, as well as part of our growing affiliate, and take part in exciting projects as we build homes, communities and hope. Housing or a housing stipend will be included.

For more information about Habitat for Humanity Lincoln County, 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:

• A second language is highly desirable, with preferred languages being Spanish
• Experience with power tools
• Ability (or willingness to learn) to drive large pick-up trucks, and sometimes jobsite trailers
• Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience
• Ability to work with a diverse group of people
• Detail oriented and highly organized
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience

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 recruit and/or manage 150 volunteers in the building, rehabilitation, or repair of homes. You will participate in two (2) community outreach events and Neighborhood Revitalization projects, plus help us complete three (3) new builds, six (6) Critical Home Repairs, and three (3) "A Brush With Kindness" projects, in direct service of 12 families, including three (3) individuals who are veterans, active military, or their families. You will also be integral in training two (2) volunteers to serve as group leader in each of our Neighborhood Revitalization programs. Additionally, you will gain enhanced skills in communication, leadership, delegation, team-building time & project management, construction and safety.

What’s needed to apply?

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