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2019 Retail Capacity Building
Habitat for Humanity brings people together to build hope, communities and homes. The AmeriCorps member supports our 2 retail locations to build their capacities and capabilities to accept more donations. Outreach to local businesses to help find and schedule pick-ups of donations will be the primary focus of this position. The VISTA will also work with our Deconstruction Team to help generate more opportunities and create a marketing plan to be targeted towards local contractors. Deconstruction is the removal of re-sellable items from remodel projects throughout the community. An AmeriCorps member will enable us to grow these revenue streams at a faster pace. The goal of the deconstruction team is to salvage and divert over 30 tons of material from being deposited into the local landfills, ultimately resulting in over $75,000 in annual revenue to our affiliate. This position is a part of the Housing Action VISTA Network, which is an AmeriCorps VISTA program managed by Housing Action Illinois since 2010. As such, this position will receive expert training, support, guidance, and networking opportunities, in addition to the traditional opportunities for AmeriCorps VISTA positions. Learn more about the program at Housing Action’s website.
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This listing is currently not accepting applications.

Member Duties : Work closely with the ReStore department to schedule deconstruction projects and donation pick-ups. Learn and understand federal, state and local environmental, health and safety rules and regulations as they relate to hazardous products such as asbestos, mold and lead paint. This includes implementing procedures that ensure compliance on each deconstruction project site. Provide leadership to volunteers, ensuring all materials are removed safely. Physically deconstruct sites based on the agreement, load product in truck and safely transport products to the ReStore to maintain their reuse value. Work with ReStore and Development departments to help identify and solicit for donations of building materials to be sold in the stores. Develop merchandising guides that will volunteers better display and sell merchandise.
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
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Terms :
Car recommended ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Permits attendance at school during off hours . 
Service Areas :
Technology ,  Housing ,  Community Outreach . 
Skills :
General Skills ,  Non-Profit Management ,  Community Organization ,  Leadership ,  Communications ,  Environment . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

2019 Retail Capacity Building

Program Start/End Date
06/10/2019  -   08/18/2019

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Accepting Applications
From  04/01/2019  To  05/24/2019 

Contact Brandon Grigsby
1600 E Roosevelt Rd
Wheaton   IL   60187
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 87466