Habitat for Humanity OC AmeriCorps Program
Change the world – one family and home at a time. Join AmeriCorps and work at Habitat OC. Learn – Transform – Improve
What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps is the national service initiative that provides community service opportunities to people of all ages and backgrounds. Through their service, AmeriCorps members address critical needs in local communities such as building affordable housing, tutoring and mentoring youth, fighting illiteracy, improving health services, teaching computer skills, cleaning parks and streams, and helping communities respond to disasters. Habitat OC works with AmeriCorps members to build homes and relationships with our families and volunteers.
Each year, Habitat OC welcomes a new group of AmeriCorps members who serve as team leaders, trainers, supervisors and community ambassadors. The AmeriCorps members are an integral part of our team, both on the construction site and in the office. Through their efforts and service, AmeriCorps members increase capacity for Habitat OC and allow us to serve more local, working families.
AmeriCorps Members Will:
Duration of Commitment?
VISTA members are expected to commit to a full year of service, while National Direct Members commit to 11 months. Most positions start in either August or September. Serving approximately 40 hours per week is necessary for each member to achieve the minimum required service hours. AmeriCorps members are accepted on a yearly basis, and may serve a maximum of three years in any AmeriCorps program (with some exceptions).