Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity is seeking
AmeriCorps members to work as Construction Crew Leaders for New Home
Construction and Home Repair. These year-long service opportunities are perfect for
people who possess a desire to serve others, have a passion for volunteerism and
group facilitation, and have strong team building skills. Members receive a living
allowance, a housing stipend of $700-800/month, and other benefits.
At Asheville Habitat, AmeriCorps members provide leadership on project sites, engage
volunteers to become champions for the mission, and create new tools and systems to
build capacity. They gain insight into a non-profit organization and receive hands-on
experience in leadership, team building, public speaking, and community development.
For some, AmeriCorps is an experiential gap year before college, grad school, or a
career; for others it is a stepping stone towards a job in the non-profit sector.
Asheville tops a lot of lists, and for good reason. The City is also newsworthy for
something else: an affordable housing crisis. The people who make Asheville what it is
are being priced out. Housing costs far outweigh local wages and affordable housing
options are scarce. Residents are forced to move elsewhere or make impossible
choices like paying more than 50% of their income towards rent, or living in
overcrowded, substandard, or unsafe situations. Young people who want to help more
families thrive instead of just survive, learn and hone skills, and grow their confidence
and leadership abilities, are encouraged to visit ashevillehabitat.org/careers to learn
more about AmeriCorps with Asheville Habitat and apply.
About Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity
Founded in 1983, Asheville Area Habitat for Humanity (AAHH) was the first Habitat affiliate in North
Carolina. Now serving Buncombe and Madison Counties, AAHH provides affordable homeownership and
home repair programs to qualified low-income residents seeking to build a better future on the foundation
of stable housing. A decent place to call home and an affordable mortgage enables Habitat homeowners
to save more, invest in education, pursue opportunities, and have greater financial stability. The home
repair program preserves the character, affordability, and diversity of local neighborhoods and enables
long-time residents to stay in their homes. Learn more about Asheville Area Habitat and how you can get
involved at ashevillehabitat.org.