AmeriCorps and Habitat for Humanity

About AmeriCorps

Chelsee Barrett, HFH of Central Lane Volunteer and Program Coordinator. You can read her Americorps experience here.

AmeriCorps is a national service program that provides thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds an opportunity to meet critical community needs. Through full-time service opportunities in Eugene, Habitat AmeriCorps members can serve in leadership roles on active build sites or in our local Habitat office engaging our community.

Amanda Adams, former Volunteer and Program Manager for HFH of Central Lane shares her AmeriCorps story. Click here to read her story.

Members serve a 10.5 month term of service and in exchange for their service receive a monthly living stipend. After completing the program members are awarded $6,095 Education Award that can be used to pay back eligible student loans or help pay for eligible future education. Habitat for Humanity assists members with the housing cost burden and provides opportunities for numerous other means of professional and personal development.

Available positions at Habitat for Humanity of Central Lane:

Construction Crew Leader

As a Construction Crew Leader, you will assist the HFHCL team by supporting overall day-to-day organization and efficiency of the build site. You will help manage and develop groups of skilled and unskilled volunteers and Habitat partners on the build sites, all while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment. Additionally, you will assist with hands on construction tasks including, but not limited to, site prep, framing, finish carpentry, landscaping, siding, and clean up.

Please note: while construction experience is helpful, it is not required.

Community Outreach Coordinator

In order to meet our construction goals to provide housing services to future homebuyers and repair households, as a Community Outreach Coordinator, you will recruit, retain, and engage new volunteers and donors across our service region. By engaging in community coalitions with the faith community and service organizations, this position will be a critical extender of our team to reach more people.

Benefits of Service

  • Living allowance minimum of $15,570 for a full 46.5 weeks of service
  • Segal Education Award of $6,095 upon successful completion of program
  • Health Insurance (Affordable Care Act-compliant health plan)
  • Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
  • Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
  • Personal and sick days – approximately 10 days total.
  • Approx. 10 holidays
  • Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources

How do I apply?

Construction Crew Leader:

Community Outreach Coordinator:

Once an applicant has applied through that link, application materials will be reviewed, and if a phone interview is desired we will reach out directly to move forward in the interview process.  Candidates not selected for an interview will be notified by HFHI that the affiliate is moving in a different direction for selection.  Only candidates that apply through the position specific link will be considered.

Note that acceptance into the program is subject to official position approval, a background check, and applicant approval from Habitat for Humanity International. 

Contact Us

Chelsee Barrett
Volunteer and Program Coordinator
Host Site Manager