Ever wanted to get more involved with Habitat's work than just helping on the occasional volunteer day? Want to experience a year building skills and making powerful connections with the people and neighborhoods of Philadelphia? Welcome to AmeriCorps at Habitat: dynamic, demanding, and rewarding. AmeriCorps members join Habitat Philadelphia for a year, helping us serve hard-working, low-income families across the city. Members have various roles at the affiliate, but are united around the drive to provide safe, affordable housing for all families in the City.
Check back in the spring of 2018 to apply for the upcoming service year.
National AmeriCorps members lead volunteer teams on every single house that we build and repair, as well as work with our volunteers and professional staff.
Benefits Through AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps members contribute a year of service and in return receive a modest living stipend, a basic health insurance plan, 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 2017). 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 2017) 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 Sarah Mussoline, our AmeriCorps Host Site Manager, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (215) 765-6000 x16.