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AmeriCorps is a national service program that provides thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds with educational awards in exchange for a year or two of community service. AmeriCorps members help meet the nation’s critical needs in areas of public safety, education, human needs and the environment. Read more about the AmeriCorps program.

Each year, AmeriCorps members from across the country join Habitat Charlotte, allowing the organization to accomplish much more than would be possible without these young men and women.

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Habitat Charlotte’s AmeriCorps mission
  • To get things done by building and renovating houses with low-income families
  • To strengthen communities by enabling Habitat Charlotte to utilize volunteers more effectively, bringing together diverse partners in a common cause
  • To increase Habitat Charlotte’s ability to serve more families through resource development
  • To develop a sense of citizenship through service, reflection and the inspiration gained by working alongside homeowners, volunteers and donors
Benefits of the AmeriCorps program
  • Skills for the future
  • A living allowance
  • Child care, if eligible
  • Education award
  • Forbearance of qualified student loans and payment of interest that accrues during the term of service (visit the AmeriCorps site to see if your student loan qualifies)
  • Habitat Charlotte also provides the possibility of low-cost housing
What We look for in AmeriCorps members
  • A sincere desire to serve
  • Past history of service participation
  • Leadership experience and ability
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability and interest in working with a team
  • Patience and flexibility
  • For office positions, experience with Microsoft Office programs and excellent written and verbal communication skills are required

more questions?

Please contact Youth & Young Adult Engagement Coordinator Crista Ray at cray@habitatcharlotte.org or 704.716.7041.

americorps openings

AmeriCorps Family Services Coordinator (Critical Home Repair)

The family services coordinator’s primary goal is to help support families approved for Critical Home Repair by being their main point of contact from approval up until the completion of the Family Partner’s home repair project. Throughout the course of the program the member will be responsible for ensuring the best possible customer experience by meeting with families at each step of the process, talking through program requirements, collecting and preparing documentations and setting up homeowner expectations. This member will also be responsible for tracking community service hours for all the families in the Critical Home Repair pipeline and helping to create more meaningful community service opportunities. To have a well-rounded understanding of the Critical Home Repair mission, this member will work on a home repair construction site once a month. This member’s contribution will help families continue to live safely in their home and provide an environment where they can age in place.

A valid driver's license is required for this position.

Preferred qualifications include:
• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel
• Ability to work with a diverse group of people
• Ability to work in diverse home settings
• Understanding of/experience with seniors and people living in poverty
• Ability to manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Detail oriented and highly organized

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AmeriCorps Family Services Coordinator

This member position will primarily be responsible for the planning, implementing, and follow-up of events held by Habitat Charlotte’s Family Services Staff, as well as assisting the Homebuyer Education Coordinator with class implementation. This AmeriCorps member will work in conjunction with other staff to coordinate the details of the events, gathering supplies, setting up/breaking down the events, as well as recruiting volunteers and staff to oversee certain aspects of the events. The overall goal in this area will be to provide events that are meaningful and educational to Habitat Charlotte families, as well as better accommodate families not available for regularly scheduled classes and thus increasing number of families served.

The member will also serve a role in helping to make meaningful connections between homeowners, staff, volunteers and donors through the hosted events. The member will assist the Critical Home Repair Family Support Coordinator with regularly scheduled events for partner families and provide direct support in the form of third party agencies and resources.

Requirements for this role include:
• Valid driver’s license and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements
• Experience with Microsoft Office suite, especially Word and Excel
• Experience with internet research

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AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader

Building and repairing more homes is an integral part to our contribution to better neighborhoods and communities, increasing the number of families served. These AmeriCorps members will help manage and develop groups of skilled and unskilled volunteers and homeowner families on the build sites, all while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment. The members serving in this role will be part of the AmeriCorps team that will give the necessary boost to significantly increase the number of families our affiliate is able to serve through our Critical Home Repair (CHR), Rehab and New Construction projects. With the assistance of the AmeriCorps members serving in this role, Habitat Charlotte will complete 54 new builds, 85 home repairs and 15 rehabs during the service term. We view the construction crew leaders as integral to our goals of building and repairing more homes and better neighborhoods and communities throughout our service area.

Preferred qualifications are:
• Desire to serve our community and an understanding of service oriented work
• Past history of service or related experience with Habitat for Humanity or other non-profits
• Leadership experience
• Good communication skills
• Ability to adapt to changes in schedules, weather conditions and other circumstances
• Construction experience
• Outdoor work environment experience
• Ability to lead volunteers

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