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Volunteers at Habitat for Humanity

Description: Currently, we are looking for AmeriCorps to fill the following positions: 1. AmeriCorps National, Construction Crew Leader for A Brush With Kindness Program: The Brush With Kindness program partners with non-profit organizations and the New York City Housing Authority (NYCHA) to paint and revitalize community centers that serve thousands of people in local communities. ABWK Crew Leaders support the program by coordinating daily site activities including conducting volunteer orientation, safety demonstrations, and delivering educational information about affordable housing issues in NYC. ABWK crew leaders perform painting, minor construction, patch work, tiling, landscaping, gardening, or repair work. This role works primarily for the ABWK program, but may also be deployed on construction sites as needed. (2 positions available) 2. AmeriCorps National, Critical Home Repair Crew Leader: The Critical Home Repair program works on houses damaged by 2012's Hurricane Sandy, primarily on Staten Island but also in Brooklyn and Queens. Construction crew leaders perform basic demolition tasks, such as the removal of drywall, flooring, cabinets, or other common items, during rehabilitation or critical home repair projects. The Crew Leader promotes team building and provides guidance to volunteers. Construction Crew Leaders work with volunteers to build homes by demonstrating the skills required, providing safety, clean-up directions, and orientating the volunteers on our mission and goals. (3 positions available) 3. AmeriCorps National, General Construction Crew Leader: Habitat-NYC will rehabilitate dilapidated homes in Queens and start a new condominium project in Brooklyn this coming year. Construction Crew Leaders are responsible for coordinating site tasks and leading crews of skilled and unskilled volunteers and partner families, all while maintaining a safe and efficient work environment. (3 positions available)

Salary Unknown
Type of Opportunity Volunteer
Location New York Metropolitan Area
Degree Wanted None Required
Field of Study Any, Liberal Arts & Sciences
Special Skills & Requirements
Company Name Habitate for Humanity NYC
Contact: Jennifer Schwerin
Address: 111 John St., 23rd Floor, NYC, NY 10038
Phone: 212-991-4000 Ext. 310
About the Company: Founded in 1984 as an independent affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, Habitat NYC builds in the five boroughs of New York City, building homes for ownership by families and individuals in need. We build the homes with the "sweat equity" of our family partner homeowners who work side-by-side with volunteers. Professional contractors build the exterior shells to code, and the volunteers do the interior construction. Each year thousands of New Yorkers from faith institutions, corporations, schools and civic groups come to build with us and learn more about how to help solve New York's affordable housing crisis. In addition to building homes, Habitat NYC is a leading advocate for affordable housing. Our goal is to ensure that every New Yorker has a decent, affordable home, by creating a social movement to end the housing crisis plaguing New York City and by calling on elected officials to make affordable housing a priority. With the help of thousands of volunteers every year, Habitat NYC has served more than 380 families in the five boroughs of New York City with their permanent housing needs. Habitat NYC's first project in New York City began with President and Mrs. Jimmy Carter's visit and build in the Lower East Side.
How To Apply: Contact Ms. Schwerin at or 212-991-4000 ext. 310


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