If you’re looking to serve your community and gain valuable experience in the nonprofit world, Habitat Monroe’s Americorps position may be for you. We’re looking for a responsible, people-person who can commit to a year-long service term, supported by a bi-weekly stipend. This membership is great for a college senior needing to fulfill an internship requirement or a recent graduate who is looking to gain meaningful experience for their resume.
Americorps Volunteer Services Coordinator.
The volunteer services coordinator helps recruit, train, schedule and recognize volunteers while growing the volunteer base and advancing individual and group partnerships. The member assists with volunteer management, including orientation, maintenance of database, volunteer tracking and follow-up opportunities in construction, administrative work, deconstruction, family services, special events and other needs that may arise.
● Assist with volunteer management including orientations, maintenance of database, volunteer tracking and follow up for opportunities in construction, office, ReStore, deconstruction, family services and special events with other needs.
● Work with construction staff to fulfill daily tasks needed to ensure successful volunteer build day – signing volunteers in, providing orientation and safety briefing, helping put away tools with volunteers at the end of the day, and ordering necessary volunteer supplies.
● Maintain and operate daily volunteer tasks on the build site (registration, water, lunch, trash, pictures, etc.)
● Communicate with volunteers on-site (thank them for service, ensure enjoyable experience, recruit from within current volunteers, explain further details of Habitat)
● Develop written volunteer position or assignment descriptions, as needed.
● Develop and implement effective recruitment messaging.
● Visit the build site to observe and gain an understanding of tasks in which volunteers are asked to participate
● Communicate affiliate needs with all assigned individual volunteers and volunteer groups (ex. crew leaders, campus chapters, and Collegiate Challenge).
● Assist in coordination of campus chapter groups and non-construction youth group projects.
● Improve volunteer resource database through updated contact information .
● Help to plan and execute the annual volunteer appreciation banquet.
● Develop new and revise old volunteer recognition tools.
● Attend community outreach programs to promote volunteer opportunities, including events targeted at the military, veteran and senior communities. Secure and manage affiliate presence at volunteer fairs.
● Strengthening existing and developing new partnerships with community businesses and organizations to provide in-kind donations
- Required meetings, trainings and events
- *Some events subject to change due to COVID-19*
● Onsite orientation to local host.
● First Aid/CPR.
● Habitat Learns – “Foundation of Habitat” online series.
● Lockton safety online courses.
● Annual sponsored blitz build – Habitat AmeriCorps Build-a-Thon.
● National days of service:
○ Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day (required).
○ September 11th National Day of Service and Remembrance and AmeriCorps Week (encouraged).
● Host site monitoring reviews and periodic check-in calls.
● Monthly meeting with host site manager.
● Bi-weekly meeting with the direct supervisor.
● Life After AmeriCorps training.
● Staff and board meetings and home dedications, as appropriate.
● Annual staff or AmeriCorps team build day.
● Individual and/or group professional development training may be made available based on budget, member interest and recommendation of the host site manager or direct supervisor.
● Host site events. Participation in these events will be in line with AmeriCorps program regulations.
Experience, knowledge and skills
● Valid driver’s license and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements.
● Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.
● High school diploma
● Proficient with internet use, email, and social media.
● Education or pursuing education in marketing, communication, or nonprofit management preferred
● Knowledge of, and willingness to promote, the mission and activities of Habitat for Humanity International
● Ability to work with a diverse group of people.
● Strong written and verbal communication skills.
● Strong research skills.
● Detail oriented and highly organized.
● Experience working with volunteers, teaching or group facilitation.
● Experience working as a member of a larger team.
● Public speaking experience.
● Knowledge of community development practices.
● Project management experience.
● Ability to sit at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
● This position requires outreach in the community, including visiting buildings and homes that may have
stairs, as well as occasionally serving on project sites that may have uneven terrain
● Ability to comfortably lift 15 lbs (cases of water, coolers, t-shirt boxes etc.)
Service site environment
Members will primarily serve in an open-space office and will share the area with other staff or fellow members. Each member will have a desk, computer (with email and Internet access) and a phone for service-related tasks. Shared resources include a printer, copy machine, fax machine as well as office supplies.
Will a personal vehicle be required? ☒ Yes ☐ No
Some travel is required for this position. Public transportation options are limited in our community so access to a personal vehicle is required/recommended to get to and from service, as well as any required meetings. Approved service-related mileage, beyond commuting to and from service, will be reimbursed per the affiliate’s policy.