AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps
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Alan Clinton and Chris Bruton, 2015-2016 AmeriCorps National Members

AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.

Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.2 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.

At Kaua‘i Habitat for Humanity, AmeriCorps National Members serve as Construction Crew Leaders, who supervise volunteers in affordable home construction in our service area. AmeriCorps Members take on tasks which include demolition, site preparation, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping.

AmeriCorps candidates who fit best with Habitat’s work are those who:

  • Possess a sincere desire to serve others and are dedicated to empowering communities
  • Enjoy people and have a passion for volunteerism and teaching/group facilitation
  • Have strong team building skills and are comfortable leading and/or being part of a team
  • May have prior experience with construction, power tools

Benefits of Service:

  • Skills for the future
  • Living allowance up to $ 12,530 paid over the full 46.5 weeks of service
  • Education award – $ 5,730 upon successful completion of service
  • Personal and sick leave
  • Health care plan
  • Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible – Go to AmeriCorps.gov website to see if your loan would qualify)
  • Child care assistance (if eligible)

What’s in it for you?
At the end of the service year, you will have gained new skills and expertise, developed new relationships, and maybe even become a member of a new community.

What’s needed to apply?

  • Click here to learn how to join AmeriCorps
  • Resume (tell us about your experience)
  • Motivation Statement (this essay gives you the opportunity to express why you want to serve)

Requirements to serve at this site:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
  • Confirm understanding that this is a full-time volunteer opportunity and that AmeriCorps members receive a small living allowance

To learn more, visit www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps