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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.

habitat charlotte & AmeriCorps

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 Sarah Beth Harkless at sbharkless@habitatcharlotte.org.

americorps openings

AmeriCorps Family Selection Assistant

This AmeriCorps position will build and maintain the pipeline of homeowner families by recruiting qualified families for both homeownership and Critical Home Repair opportunities, educate the families about program requirements and the homeownership process, This AmeriCorps member will work on the initial stages of application processing, ensuring timely feedback to applicants and providing support to the Family Selection Manager and team in reaching monthly approval goals. This member will be one of the first points of contact for all homeowner families and mentors as each family goes through the qualifying/pre-approval phase. This member position is designed to move Habitat Charlotte substantially forward in accomplishing the affiliate’s goals of providing more affordable housing for our community.

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AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader

Habitat Charlotte’s AmeriCorps members learn, grow and connect with lifelong friends in a vibrant and growing city while helping impact families and communities throughout Charlotte. AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leaders work with a staff Site Supervisor and one other person as a team to lead new home construction and/or Critical Home Repair projects. These projects range in size and scope, are physically demanding, and require applicants to work indoors and outdoors in varying weather conditions. AmeriCorps members work with volunteer groups and homeowners, and act as a positive voice for Habitat Charlotte on the jobsite and at other Habitat Charlotte functions.

Habitat Charlotte is seeking 16 Construction Crew Leaders for a term from August 2018 through July 2019. 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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