Apply to Serve

How to Apply
  1. Choose a position type and location below

  2. Please send a resume by email to Julie Little at jlittle@iowahabitat.org indicating what you are applying for OR Fill out this application here

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 2020-2021 Program Year

AMES-HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF CENTRAL IOWA:

  • 1 Volunteer Engagement Coordinator (Summer), Minimum Time,  18 weeks, 20 hours per week - Monday - Friday.  Start Date June 1

 

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COUNCIL BLUFFS- HABITAT FOR HUMANITY COUNCIL BLUFFS:

  • Community Outreach Collaborator (Summer), Minimum Time,  9 weeks, Full time - Monday - Friday. * This position will have a lot of outdoor activities.  Start Date June 1

 

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DES MOINES- GREATER DES MOINES HABIAT FOR HUMANITY

  • 4 Construction Associates (Summer), Quarter-time, 3 Months, Tuesday-Saturday 7:30 am- 4pm

  • Volunteer Engagement Associates (Summer), Quarter-time,  3 Months, Tuesday-Saturday 7:30 am- 4pm

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IOWA CITY- IOWA VALLEY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:

   1 Construction Associate | 40 hours a week | 3 Months June - August

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WATERLOO- IOWA HEARTLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:

    not hiring at this time

CEDAR RAPIDS- CEDAR VALLEY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: 

    All positions filled at this time

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

  • all 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 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, Marshalltown, Iowa City, Cedar Rapids, 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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