Aug 31, 2021

Construction AmeriCorps Members

$16,500 - $16,550 yearly
  • Habitat for Humanity of Iowa
  • Cedar Rapids, IA, USA
Full time Construction

Job Description

The Mobile Response Construction AmeriCorps member will serve with Habitat for Humanity construction team repairing residences that were damaged during natural disasters. This includes welcoming, orienting and guiding volunteers and Habitat partner families at Habitat construction sites. Preparing Habitat sites and practicing good safety standards. Position duties may also include outreach to area residents, helping with home repair projects to provide decent affordable housing. We pride out team in transforming lives and neighborhoods who need our assistance.  

This team will travel to areas of the state that may experience a disaster during the program year. They will assist with activities related to flood recovery; mucking and gutting, sandbagging, debris removal, assisting the homeowner survey and report damage. They will board windows and doors and tarp homes that were affected by tornadoes. They are required to use chainsaws to cut up fallen trees and limbs and haul debris.  Pandemics are also considered a natural disaster so members may perform tasks that arise due to the current pandemic.  

These are the tasks they will perform: 

  • Load, unload, and maintain organization of tool trailers, site containers and warehouse storage space 
  • Promote effective teamwork among staff and volunteers 
  • Welcome volunteers to Habitat sites and ensure they have a safe, productive volunteer experience 
  • Be aware of the proper way to stay safe on the work site including proper ways to se tools, carry materials, life items, etc. and help educate volunteers and staff 
  • Follow and teach all safe practices on landscaping and construction sites 
  • Represent Habitat in the best way possible 
  • Participate in material pick-up, lot clean-up, home repairs or improvements, and home construction as assigned 
  • Communicate and serve with a diverse team of staff, AmeriCorps members, volunteers, partner families, and neighborhood residents 
  • The program may require the member to engage in additional allowable activities that support the AmeriCorps program design and which help the program meet its goals as outlined in the approved AmeriCorps application.  In no circumstance, will members be asked or allowed to perform prohibited activities. 

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