AmeriCorps at Habitat Philadelphia
AmeriCorps at Habitat Philadelphia
AmeriCorps members are central to Habitat Philadelphia's ongoing growth! Each year we partner with the Corporation for National and Community Service to provide opportunities for you to dedicate a year of service to Philadelphia through the Americorps National Direct and VISTA programs. AmeriCorps members serve as team leaders and ambassadors to the community—it's a great way to serve our community, build personal and professional development, and engage in Habitat Philadelphia's mission.
We are now accepting applications for 2013-14 AmeriCorps positions!
How to Apply
See below for AmeriCorps positions for which we are accepting applications. The application process has two separate components. If you are interested in pursuing an AmeriCorps position, please do both of the following:
- Apply for the position through the AmeriCorps website (links listed below each position). This portion is submitted to Habitat for Humanity International and takes 1 – 2 weeks before we can begin reviewing it.
- Send your resume, cover letter, and three references directly to Henry Randolph, the affiliate’s AmeriCorps Host Site Manager, at email@example.com. This will allow us to begin reviewing your candidacy immediately. It's fine if your resume and references are the same as in the AmeriCorps application, but make sure that your cover letter explains your interest in the specific position you're applying for.
For questions, please contact Henry Randolph at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215 765 6000 x17.
2013-14 AmeriCorps National Positions: September 2013 through July 2014
AmeriCorps National Members serve for 10.5 months with Habitat Philadelphia and are focused on "direct service," i.e. serving on construction or repair projects together with Habitat staff, volunteers and partner families. Applications for National positions are due by June 15, 2013 and will be considered on a rolling basis. Click below for position description.
*Click here to complete the AmeriCorps portion of the application for National positions.
2013-14 AmeriCorps VISTA Positions: August 2013 through August 2014
AmeriCorps VISTA Members serve for 365 days with Habitat Philadelphia and are focused on "indirect service," i.e. building the capacity of the programs that help Habitat serve its partner families. Applications for VISTA positions are due by May 30, 2013 and will be considered on a rolling basis. Click below for position description.
*Click here to complete the AmeriCorps portion of the application for VISTA positions.
History of the AmeriCorps program
In 1994, Habitat for Humanity International and the AmeriCorps National Service Program entered into a partnership aimed at mobilizing more volunteers in the fight against poverty housing. Habitat Philadelphia has hosted AmeriCorps members since 1996.
Benefits Through AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps members contribute a year of service and in return receive a modest living stipend, health insurance, an education award, job training, and personal and professional growth opportunities. You will leave your year of service not only with new transferable skills, but also with a sense of community that comes with no other employment opportunity.
AmeriCorps members receive living allowance of $12,100 for the program term (before taxes, as of 2012). The living allowance will be distributed every other week, and is subject to taxation.
AmeriCorps members also receive an educational award of $5,550 (before taxes, as of 2012) granted upon completion of the AmeriCorps term. A partial educational award will not be issued if a member leaves his/her term of service early. The award can be used to pay off present educational loans or can be used to pay for future schooling. (The award can be used up to seven years after the member's final date of service.) Please visit the AmeriCorps website for further information and restrictions regarding benefits.
Habitat Philadelphia is located in the heart of where our country was founded. The region is rich in cultural and ethnic diversity. Philadelphia is an ideal location to take advantage of all the area has to offer, including both urban activities and natural retreats.
Additional Information and Questions
Please contact Henry Randolph, our AmeriCorps Host Site Manager, at email@example.com or 215 765 6000 x17.