Habitat for Humanity of Iowa: Mobile Response Unit AmeriCorps Member – Disaster Recovery

Assistant, Carpenter, Construction Worker, Laborer, Maintenance
Habitat for Humanity of Iowa, Marshalltown
Posted 1 week ago

Employer: Habitat for Humanity of Iowa

Job Title: Mobile Response Unit AmeriCorps Member – Disaster Recovery

Location: Marshalltown

Brief Job Description/Summary: Habitat for Humanity of Iowa is looking to recruit passionate and motivated individuals for service opportunities in Marshalltown. As a member of our program, you will have the opportunity to make a difference in peoples’ lives on a daily basis while gaining valuable work experience. Applicants should demonstrate the ability to work as a team or individually on projects that require learning/teaching new skills. Habitat for Humanity of Iowa Mobile Response team members will focus on the issue of affordable housing in Iowa through increasing the number of families living in decent, affordable housing, neighborhood revitalization and engaging volunteers in communities impacted by natural disasters or rural areas in Iowa. AmeriCorps is a real-life education and work experience wrapped into one. Members will earn $14,500 paid bi-monthly. As a member, you will learn teamwork, leadership, responsibility and other essential skills that will help you for the rest of your life. And you will gain the personal satisfaction of taking on challenges and seeing results.


Habitat for Humanity of Iowa Mobile Response AmeriCorps members will serve in the community of Marshalltown, Iowa. On July 19, 2019, an F3 tornado struck the community and more than 700 homes suffered damage. Serving as part of the Mobile Response Unit, you will have the opportunity to help provide safe and livable housing for individuals impacted by the natural disaster and leverage volunteers who will be engaged in supporting the construction efforts. Habitat for Humanity of Iowa is looking for 10 full-time AmeriCorps members to serve a 10-month term of service assisting with the rebuilding efforts in Marshalltown, IA. Members will work alongside a dedicated Construction Manager and receive hands-on construction training and volunteer management.


List of Job Duties: Lead groups and individuals through various tasks on the construction site; Load, unload, and maintain organization of tool trailers, site containers, and warehouse storage space; Assist in material pick-up, lot clean-up, home repairs or improvements, and home construction; Assist with volunteer management, community outreach and family services in the community; and lead by example and follow all safe practices on the construction site.


Required Experience and/or Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: AmeriCorps members are asked to commit to 10 months of service full-time and must be 18 years of age or older and have obtained a GED or high school diploma equivalent. Benefits include $6,095 education benefit upon successful completion, on-the-job training, student loan deferment, and housing provided in Marshalltown.


Further information/application process contact: Dawn Stohs at 515.266.6886 or apply@iowahabitat.org or Julie Struck at 515-745-4497 or Julie.struck@iowaeda.com

Closing Date: 

Posted 1.9.19


Job Features

Job CategoryConstruction, Maintenance, Repair & Service

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