Habitat Looking for Candidates for AmeriCorps Program

by Dave on August 9, 2010

Habitat for Humanity in Sussex County is looking for people for their AmeriCorps program. From Habitat:

Put your idealism into action – serve a year with AmeriCorps at Sussex County Habitat for Humanity, a non-profit that builds simple, decent, and affordable houses in partnership with low-income families in Sussex County, Delaware. AmeriCorps is a national service program similar to the Peace Corps. For additional information see www.americorps.gov. Learn while you serve.

Positions available in diverse areas:

  • Construction
    Learn and teach the skills required to build a Habitat home with partner families and volunteers.
  • Construction Project Leadership
    Be the lead on a home that will house a Sussex County family – plan the work schedules and team needs.
  • Volunteer Mobilization
    Individual men and women, as well as youth, adult, senior, faith, and community groups all bring unique gift s
    and skills that are vital to our mission. Help us recruit, retain, train, and reward them!
  • Marketing and Design
    Help us spread the word and keep our donors, volunteers, partner families and the public at large informed
    about our many exciting events and opportunities. Help to manage and update our website. Help us design
    the right collateral for the myriad of media and social networking outlets. Help us decide where and how to
    generate donor interest.
  • ReStore Management
    Our ReStore, a retail store for new and gently used building materials and household items, serves the
    community in many ways. ReStore is open to the public and accepts donations such as appliances, furniture,
    and home upgrade and repair items. Th ese items are “restored” to a new life, keeping them out of landfi lls and
    generating income that is in turn used to help build Habitat homes. Help the Habitat ReStore generate a strong
    base of donors. Help us schedule the pick-up and delivery of items and manage a strong volunteer base.

Service year begins Oct. 1. To apply, send your resume to americorps@sussexcountyhabitat.org or through our website at
www.sussexcountyhabitat.org. You may also apply through the AmeriCorps website at www.americorps.gov.

Benefits of serving with AmeriCorps at SCHFH:
• Living stipend and education award is available to qualifi ed members
• Housing available on a fi rst-come, fi rst-serve basis
• Georgetown, DE is less than a ½ hour from a major beach resort area
SCHFH AmeriCorps

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