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  • Host site (local Habitat organization) Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity
  • Program: AmeriCorps National Member
  • Role: Volunteer services coordination
  • Host site manager: Jill Smola
  • Direct supervisor: Angela Wallace
  • Service Week (days/times): Monday-Friday. 8:30 am—5:00 pm with occasional evenings and weekends.
  • Will member engage in any of the following? ☐ Disaster response ☐ Neighborhood revitalization ☐ Veterans or military families ☒ None
  • Will member be actively building on the construction site at least one day per week? ☐ Yes ☒ No
  • Goals 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, office work, ReStore, special events and other needs that may arise.
  • Outputs: Measurable targets must be included and should be classified per member. Please use the shared outputs below, inserting the appropriate number in the left-hand column or “0” if not applicable. These outputs may not be adjusted; the wording must remain as is for reporting purposes.
    • 200 Volunteers will be recruited and/or managed by the AmeriCorps member in the building, rehabilitation or repair of homes. (Repairs include A Brush with Kindness, weatherization, critical home repair.)
    • 2 Homes will be built, rehabilitated or repaired in partnership with low-income families and individuals by the AmeriCorps member and volunteers.
    • 8 Total individuals (adults and children) will be provided housing services by this AmeriCorps member.
    • 0 Individuals affected by a disaster that are included in the total number above.
    • 0 Individuals who are veterans, active military or their family members that are included in the total number above.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with volunteer management including orientations, maintenance of database, volunteer tracking and follow-up for opportunities in construction, office, ReStore, 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.
  • Work with ReStore staff to fulfill daily tasks needed to ensure successful volunteer experience – signing volunteers in, providing orientation briefing and ordering necessary volunteer supplies. Developing programs that result in volunteers agreeing to schedule regular shifts
  • 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, occasionally building alongside volunteers.
  • Schedule and communicate affiliate need with all assigned individual volunteers and volunteer groups
  • Assist in coordination of non-construction youth group projects.
  • Improve volunteer resource database through updated contact information for volunteers who can assist with specific needs.
  • Maintain communication with volunteers through a monthly volunteer e-newsletter and by updating volunteer-related areas of the affiliate website.
  • Plan and execute the annual volunteer appreciation banquet.
  • Develop new and revise old volunteer recognition tools.
  • Devise and implement volunteer experience survey, analyzing the results that follow.
  • 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 for Collegiate Challenge, volunteer picnic and other volunteer services. Activities involving the ReStore and fundraising are limited to no more than 10 percent of a member’s total time. Please consult with your partner engagement specialist if you have questions about allowable activities. Required meetings, trainings and events Minimum expectations are outlined below with the understanding that further trainings may be required, as determined by the host site, Habitat for Humanity International or the Corporation for National and Community Service.
  • Onsite orientation to local host.
  • Complete Habitat for Humanity’s Competent Person training
  • First Aid/CPR.
  • Habitat Learns – “Foundation of Habitat” online series.
  • Habitat Learns – “Introduction to Ethics” and “Speak Up!” online trainings.
  • 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
    • AmeriCorps Week (encouraged)
       
  • Host site monitoring reviews and periodic check-in calls.
    • Monthly meeting with host site manager.
    • Bi-weekly meeting with 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 trainings may be made available based on budget, member interest and recommendation of the host site manager or direct supervisor.
    • Host site events (i.e. holiday fundraiser, art auction, Healthy Habitat Walk-a-Thon). Participation in these events will be in line with AmeriCorps program regulations.

Experience, knowledge and skills.

Required:

  • Valid driver’s license and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, especially Word and Excel.

Preferred: 

  • 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.
  • 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.
  • A second language is a plus.
  • Public speaking experience.
  • Knowledge of community development practices.
  • Project management experience.

Physical requirements:

  • Ability to sit at a desk and computer for extended periods of time.
  • About (30) percent of 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. Service site environment Member 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. Member will occasionally be engaged in community build or improvement projects, such as community clean-ups, serving outside in various types of weather.

 

  • Will a personal vehicle be required? ☒ Yes ☐ No Some travel is required for this position. Public transportation options are very limited in our community so access to a personal vehicle is required 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 Habitat organization’s policy.

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