AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leader - 2022-23

Posted: 03/07/2023

Construction Crew Leader

For one year, you can get paid to build sustainable solutions in a community, gain valuable hands on experience and prepare for your future. This full-time AmeriCorps service position offers a great opportunity to make a real impact in the lives of others while building your own knowledge and skillset.

AmeriCorps National members serve the community in direct service and capacity building activities.

What will you do?

The construction crew leader plays an integral part in building and repairing homes. Lead groups of skills and unskilled volunteers and homeowner families in construction activities while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment, thus, developing and enhancing your volunteer management and construction skills.

*Typically serve Tuesday – Saturday on the build site.
*Assist with all aspects of hands-on construction tasks including, but not limited to, demolition, site prep, framing, insulation, drywall, flooring, roofing, finish carpentry and landscaping.
*Projects may include new construction, rehabilitation, critical home repair and weatherization projects.
*Lead small groups of volunteers and facilitate safe and positive experiences for everyone working on site.
*Maintain site safety by adhering to Habitat construction safety policies, modeling best practices and guidelines, volunteer education and site monitoring.

This position will focus on home construction, home repair and neighborhood revitalization aspects of Habitat affiliate operations.

Where will you serve?

West Orange Habitat for Humanity is situated in Central Florida in a beautiful climate with natural resources of lakes and beaches. We’re close to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and a host of other nearby choices of interest, entertainment, culture and nature. We promise a rewarding experience you will remember!

Since 1990, West Orange Habitat for Humanity has served the West Orange community to build and repair over 40 homes. We invite you to serve with us as we have welcomed AmeriCorps members in various roles for the past three years. We are seeking two AmeriCorps members to serve as Construction Crew Leaders and play integral roles in providing leadership on our project sites by engaging our volunteer groups to become champions for our mission. AmeriCorps members will interact with over 2,000 volunteers, homeowner families and community stakeholders. During a year of service, members will gain insight into the nonprofit world through hands-on experience in leadership and community development.

Our AmeriCorps members become part of a close-knit community where you will be prepared to succeed, encouraged to lead, and challenged to excel. In addition to the AmeriCorps living allowance and education award, we also provide training and support in many areas both construction and nonprofit excellence. Join a staff of motivated professionals who are excited to share their experience and knowledge. Learn more about us at

Benefits of AmeriCorps service

*Living allowance $17,000 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
*Segal Education Award of $6,495, upon successful completion of service.
*Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
*Personal and medical leave — approximately 10 days total.
*Possible forbearance or deferment of qualified student loans.
*Child care benefits, if you qualify.
*Worker’s compensation insurance.

Minimum Requirements

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.

Preferred Qualifications

*Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International and AmeriCorps.
*Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
*Strong written and verbal communication skills.
*Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation
*Experience working as a member of a team.
*Basic experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.