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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 responds to natural disasters across the country. When they are not responding to a disaster, the Mobile Response Team is housed in Marshalltown, Iowa repairing homes and serving at rural affiliates. 

Open positions starting September 2020

Brief position descriptions below photos

WATERLOO- IOWA HEARTLAND HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:

    1 Construction Coordinators, Half Time, 6 Months, Monday-Friday 7:30 am- 4pm

IOWA CITY- IOWA VALLEY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY:

  All positions filled at this time

CEDAR RAPIDS- CEDAR VALLEY HABITAT FOR HUMANITY: 

    All positions filled at this time

DES MOINES- GREATER DES MOINES HABIAT FOR HUMANITY

  • 2  Construction Coordinator, Full-time,  12 Months, Tuesday-Saturday 7:30 am- 4pm

  • 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

  • All other positions filled for this site

MARSHALLTOWN- HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF IOWA:

    All positions filled at this time

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

   ** Shared room housing available

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, or meeting with families to explain the Habitat programming.
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. 
How to Apply
  1. Choose a position type and location (above)

  2. Please send a resume by email to Julie Little at jlittle@iowahabitat.org indicating what you are applying for

  3. Fill out this application here OR submit an application through my.americorps.gov

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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Email: info@iowahabitat.org

Phone: 515-266-6886

Address: 809 8th Street SW Suite F Altoona, Iowa 50009

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