Looking to give back to the community or take a gap year before your next big thing? An AmeriCorps year may be right for you!
AmeriCorps is a national service program that offers adults of all ages and backgrounds the opportunity to get things done. It is a way to give back to local communities, learn new skills, and expand your network. Members dedicate their time and talents to serve a 10.5-12-month term and in exchange receive a living allowance and other benefits throughout their service year. Upon the completion of their service, members receive an education award that can be used toward future schooling or qualifying student loans.
Habitat AmeriCorps National members serve directly with volunteers, families, affiliate staff, and the local community. VISTA members serve in development and support roles. Members serving in these positions gain experience, transferrable job skills, and a greater understanding of the need for affordable housing in our community and beyond.
Positions typically run from late August to mid-July and work in various roles within the affiliate. We fill positions from late spring to summer for the following service year.
Habitat Greenville has utilized the AmeriCorps program since 2002 and has hosted over 30 members. Currently we have 3 members serving with us as well as 5 AmeriCorps Alums on staff! For the 2019-2020 program year, we are looking for 8 members to join our team beginning in late August.
For more information on available positions, check out the listings on habitat.org.
Benefits of the Habitat AmeriCorps Program:
- Skills for the future
- A living allowance
- Education award of $6,095 upon completion of service
- Forbearance of qualified student loans and payment of interest that accrues during the term of service.
- Optional low-cost housing provided by Habitat Greenville
- Participation in the Habitat AmeriCorps Build A Thon in late spring
- Knowing you are serving the greater good and improving the lives of others
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