Santa Barbara, CA (4/15/2014) – Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County has been awarded 1 AmeriCorps member position and is looking for a motivated and qualified candidate to serve locally during the 2014-15 service year, which begins this September.
AmeriCorps, often referred to as the domestic Peace Corps, is a network of National Service programs that engage more than 80,000 Americans each year in intensive service throughout the United States. National Service programs, such as AmeriCorps, are funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service.
Habitat for Humanity SSBC is seeking a driven applicant committed to Habitat’s mission of providing safe, secure, and affordable housing for local low-income families. The AmeriCorps member position will serve as a construction crew leader, help with the family selection process, recruit and oversee volunteers, and serve as the Neighborhood Revitalization assistant. The AmeriCorps member will also focus on increasing outreach to youth and college students in the area.
Accepted AmeriCorps applicants commit to serve up to a year with Habitat for Humanity SSBC and join more than 400 other Habitat AmeriCorps in over 110 communities nationwide. These members are anticipated to serve more than 2,200 families, provide more than 650,000 hours of service and engage more than 225,000 volunteers in local community building efforts.
Since Habitat for Humanity International partnered with the Corporation for National and Community Service in 1994, more than 8,000 AmeriCorps members have served with Habitat for Humanity, helping Habitat to serve more than 20,000 U.S. families, contributing more than 13 million hours of service, raising tens of millions of dollars in resources and engaging nearly 3.1 million volunteers. For more information or to learn how to apply, please visit www.sbhabitat.org, www.habitat.org/americorps or www.nationalservice.gov.
About Habitat for Humanity of Southern Santa Barbara County:
Habitat for Humanity of SSBC is an independent, locally run affiliate of Habitat for Humanity International, a nonprofit, nondenominational Christian housing organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty housing. Habitat for Humanity International and its affiliates around the world have built and repaired more than 800,000 homes for qualified partner families. Volunteers provide most of the labor, with individuals, churches and corporate donors providing the money and materials to build Habitat houses. Habitat for Humanity of SSBC has participated in cooperative efforts with other non-profit organizations including SEE International, Women’s Economic Ventures, Laguna Senior Cottages, Boys and Girls Club and the Santa Barbara Rescue Mission, in addition to two major rehabilitation projects since their beginning in 2000. They have completed two major construction projects in Santa Barbara on Via Lucero and San Pascual Streets and broke ground on 12 new homes in December 2012 on Canon Perdido Street. To learn more about our work, please visit www.sbhabitat.org or call (805) 692-2226.
About the Corporation for National and Community Service:
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages more than five million Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. For more information, visit NationalService.gov.