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2020 Construction Crew Leader VISTA Summer Associate
 
 
 
DuPage Habitat for Humanity seeks to bring people together to build homes, community and hope. Since 1994 Habitat has provided over 150 families with affordable housing and home repair services. The Summer Construction Crew Leader will serve 10 weeks, managing and developing groups of skilled and unskilled volunteers and homeowners on the build sites, all while maintaining a fun, safe and efficient work environment. The provision of a positive volunteer experience will contribute to an increased number of retained volunteers, allowing DuPage Habitat to increase its capacity to provide affordable homeownership and home repair services to reduce the 47 percent of cost-burdened renters in DuPage County. The ideal candidate will have a passion for helping and teaching others with comfortability in facilitating groups. A base knowledge of tools and construction is preferred, but not necessary. The following are physical requirements necessary to perform this job: be on one’s feet for extended periods of time, often on rough and uneven terrain; lift at least 50 lbs. on occasion; work on ladders and heights of up to two-stories on occasion; work in varying weather conditions – sites are often not air-conditioned during summer. 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 customized 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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Member Duties : 25 volunteers will be recruited, managed and retained by the summer associate in the building, rehabilitation or repair of homes. (Repairs include A Brush with Kindness, weatherization, critical home repair.) In this context, a retained volunteer refers to an individual who has volunteered twice within a month’s timeframe.
 
Program Benefits : Living Allowance ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Training . 
 
 
*For details about AmeriCorps VISTA healthcare benefits, please visit http://www.vistacampus.gov/healthcare
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Housing ,  Community Outreach ,  Neighborhood Revitalization . 
 
Skills :
Team Work ,  Leadership ,  Trade/Construction ,  Public Speaking ,  Recruitment ,  General Skills . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps VISTA

Program
2020 Construction Crew Leader VISTA Summer Associate

Program Start/End Date
06/01/2020  -   08/07/2020

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
High school diploma/GED

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations ILLINOIS  

Accepting Applications
From  03/01/2020  To  06/30/2020 

Contact VISTA Leader
1600 E Roosevelt Rd
Wheaton   IL   60187
312-939-6074
vista@housingactionil.org
www.housingactionil.org
 
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 94640


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