“The best thing the US government sent after Hurricane Katrina arrived in a gray t-shirt with the AmeriCorps logo.”
– Jim Pate, Executive Director, New Orleans Area Habitat for Humanity

New Orleans Habitat is looking for men and women who are ready to GET THINGS DONE! NOAHH relies on the work of AmeriCorps National Direct, AmeriCorps VISTA and AmeriCorps NCCC members to fulfill its mission. AmeriCorps members have demonstrated strength of character and determination of spirit in the various assignments they undertake on behalf of the affiliate. They continue to exhibit tremendous courage, resilience and innovation on both the construction site and in the office.

NOAHH welcomes our new 2015-2016 AmeriCorps members:

  • Construction Crew: Max, Evan, Cesar, Patrick, Sarah, Tim, Teague, Henry, Heather and Ashley
  • Family Services: Samantha
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Are you looking to join the 2016-2017 NOAHH AmeriCorps team?

Why choose to spend a year serving with NOAHH?

We think you’ll be convinced!

New Orleans is an amazing city with so much to offer anyone who lives here! From live music, to historical landmarks, to Mardi Gras and festivals galore, New Orleans sure is a special place! Our AmeriCorps members work really hard, but find time to get out and explore their neighborhoods, eat delicious food, play in the many parks and enjoy everything that is “New Orleans.” NOAHH AmeriCorps members get the chance to see and do something different and fun each month as a team. These events have included NBA Basketball games, putt putt, Laser tag, Haunted Ghost Tours, Swamp Tours and more.

AmeriCorps Benefits:

We think AmeriCorps and New Orleans are both great, but here are some other benefits to serving with us!

  • Option to live with other NOAHH AmeriCorps members in a Habitat home, with a rent of only $50/month.
  • Opportunity to gain leadership skills, as well as personal development.
  • Monthly events sponsored by NOAHH (including dinners, monthly outings with AmeriCorps, etc)
  • $5500 Educational Award at the end of service term (starts August 2016 and end July 2017)
  • Loan Deferment during service term
  • Ability to make a HUGE impact in a community that needs it!

Positions Available

AmeriCorps National Direct Construction Crew Leaders: Construction Crew Leaders will build affordable and decent housing for families in Orleans Parish and complete home repair projects as part of our A Brush With Kindness Program. Members in this position will lead volunteers daily, while learning and applying construction skills.

General Requirements

  • Ability to take initiative and be a leader
  • Ability to learn new tasks and be flexible
  • A strong history of volunteering preferred.
  • Focused and goal-oriented
  • Positive attitude and strong sense of team
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Experience working with volunteers or teaching/group facilitation experience desirable
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have your own vehicle

Physical Requirements

  • Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs on a regular basis
  • Ability and confidence to work on ladders and heights up to two-stories
  • Ability and confidence working on single-story and two-story roofs
  • Ability to work in varying weather conditions – sites are not heated during winter and not air conditioned in the summer
  • Ability to work outdoors year round in temperatures from highs in the upper 90s and lows in the 30s

Construction Systems Team Member Position: This AmeriCorps VISTA member will support the Director of Construction to develop and implement systems and processes that will enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the construction department. This person will be challenged to research and put into practice procedures in the following key areas: warehouse and tool inventory management, team development, construction management software and green building practices.

General Requirements

  • Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel)
  • Strong research skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Experience working as a member of a team
  • Project management experience preferred
  • Ability to sit at a desk and computer for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds
  • Comfortable making regular visits to construction sites

Family Services Team Member Position: This AmeriCorps National Direct member will support the efforts of the Family Services Department  to recruit partner families for the first time home-buyer’s program. This member will also be a part of the management and outreach for our “A Brush With Kindness” and “Critical Home Repair” Program. Member will also work closely with the Family Services and Communications team on the social media plan and execution , partner family video testimonial recordings, and building community partnerships. Experience managing social media accounts and film a plus! Spanish speaker preferred!

Volunteer Services Team Member Position: This AmeriCorps National Direct member will support the Director of Volunteer Services in recruitment, planning, and following up for local and out of state volunteers. Member will also work with other departments in scheduling volunteers, managing volunteer database and evaluating volunteer experience, in hopes of providing the best possible experience to every volunteer. NOAHH engages around 8,000 volunteers a year, both on Construction sites and in the NOAHH ReStore.

For all AmeriCorps inquiries, please contact

Avery Strada
Director of Volunteer Services
(504) 861-2077 ext. 265
averys@habitat-nola.org

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