Apply to Serve

How to Apply and Process
  1. Read through the position types and locations below

  2. Please send a resume  and information on positions that interest you by email to Julie Little at jlittle@iowahabitat.org OR Fill out this application here

 

  1. Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis. 

  2. Applicants will go through a screening interview with Habitat Iowa staff within a week of applying

  3. Selected applicants will move onto location staff for final interviews within two weeks of applying

Why join Habitat Iowa's AmeriCorps Program?

Habitat for Humanity of Iowa's AmeriCorps Program offers members the ability to learn, serve, and give back to the community by building houses, managing volunteers, and engaging homeowners at local Habitat for Humanities across the state of Iowa. 

In addition to these activities,  many of our members are part of our Mobile Response Team which are on call to respond to natural disasters across the state as they appear. When they are not responding to a disaster, the Mobile Response Team is in Cedar Rapids, Iowa repairing and building homes at Habitat for Humanity affiliates across the state. 

Open positions for 2021-2022 Program Year

Brief position descriptions below photos

DES MOINES- GREATER DES MOINES HABIAT FOR HUMANITY

  • Volunteer Engagement Assistant

    • Half time, 6 Months, 40 hours per week,  Monday-Friday 7:30-4:00pm

  • 2 Construction Associates - New Construction,

    • Half Time, 6 Months,  40 hours per week, Monday-Friday 7:30 am- 4pm or Monday-Friday 7:30-4:00pm 

  • 5 Construction Associates - New Construction,

    • Quarter Time, 3 Months,  40 hours per week, Monday-Friday 7:30 am- 4pm or Monday-Friday 7:30-4:00pm 

  • Construction Associates - Rock the Block and Warehouse,

    • Quarter Time, 3 Months,  40 hours per week, Tuesday-Saturday 7:30 am- 4pm or Monday-Friday 7:30-4:00pm 

 

IOWA CITY- IOWA VALLEY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:

  • 1 Construction Coordinators or Community Outreach Coordinator or Volunteer Engagement Coordinator

    • Full-Time, 12 Months,  40 hours per week, Monday-Friday 7:30-4:00pm 

  • Construction Assistant or Community Outreach Assistant or Volunteer Engagement Assistant 

    • Half Time, 6 Months, 40 hours per week, Monday-Friday 7:30-4:00pm 

  • Construction Associate or Community Outreach Associate or Volunteer Engagement Associate 

    • Quarter Time, 3 Months, 40 hours per week,  Monday-Friday 7:30-4:00pm 

 

Brief position descriptions below photos

 

WATERLOO- IOWA HEARTLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:

  • Position Filled at this time

 

COUNCIL BLUFFS- HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF COUNCIL BLUFFS:

  • Position Filled at this time

CEDAR RAPIDS- CEDAR VALLEY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: 

  • Construction Coordinators,

    • Full-Time, 6 or 9 Months,  40 hours per week, Tuesday-Saturday 7:30 am- 4pm or Monday-Friday 7:30-4:00pm 

CEDAR RAPIDS - MOBILE RESPONSE TEAM- HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF IOWA:

  • Positions filled at this time

   *These members serve on the Mobile Response Team and travel frequently

  

Benefits for the Members
  • ​Members earn a living allowance paid twice per month

  • Education award 

  • National Service Forbearance and Accrued Interest paid off for federal student loans

  • Health insurance

  • Childcare assistance

  • Training

Please read more specific information here

Typical Terms
Habitat Iowa AmeriCorps members serve 12, 9, 6, or 3 month terms which are typically 40 hours per week. They serve in a variety of local Habitats. Serving at in Des Moines, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, Council Bluffs, and Waterloo, Iowa. Occasionally other cities are added. 
Some members serve Monday through Friday  and some serve Tuesday through Saturday. 

Construction (38 positions each year):
Construction members serve at Habitats learning construction skills and volunteer management to build and repair homes for low income families. 

Community Outreach (2 positions each year):
Community outreach members serve to increase the awareness of local communities of Habitat services. This could mean creating educational materials, delivering presentations at community events, meeting with families to explain the Habitat programming, or serving with staff to ensure the office is welcoming space for families and volunteers to come. 

Volunteer Engagement (2 positions each year):
Volunteer engagement members recruit, manage, and train volunteers who are serving in local Habitat for Humanities. 

Family Services (1 position each year):
Family service members serve the families receiving services at Habitat for Humanities. This could mean helping them through the paperwork process or helping them record their required volunteer hours. 
Where to go with questions

Please direct your questions about applying to Julie Little at jlittle@iowahabitat.org or 515-266-6886

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