AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is a national service program that provides thousands of Americans of all ages and backgrounds an opportunity to meet critical community needs. At Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity, members play an essential role in transforming the lives of the families and individuals we serve. AmeriCorps members are selected from across the nation to serve one or two years of service. Through the AmeriCorps program members have the opportunity to serve their community, learn new things, make new friends and have fun!

Members serve either an 11 or 12 month term of service and in exchange for their service receive a monthly living stipend. After completing the program members are awarded a $5,800 Education Award that can be used to pay back eligible student loans or help pay for eligible future education. Salt Lake Valley Habitat for Humanity assists members with paying for housing and offers second-year Habitat members an additional benefit.

If you are interested in applying for the 2019-2020 service year (beginning Fall 2019) click "Apply Now" or view the Application Process below. 

AmeriCorps National Program

National members focus on direct service activities. This means they engage directly with volunteers, partner families and community members. Examples of AmeriCorps National positions are:

  • Construction Crew Leadership
  • Family Services Coordination
  • Volunteer Services Coordination

Member Requirements The Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps program is open to US citizens, US Nationals or lawful permanent residents ages 18 and older who have a high school diploma or GED. These are the minimum requirements. Each AmeriCorps position has specific requirements that are noted in the position descriptions.

Member Benefits AmeriCorps National members may be eligible for the following benefits:

  • Living Allowance - up to $13,000 (this is approximate the amount changes each service year) for a full 46.5 weeks of service 
  • Education Award - $5,800 upon successful completion of service. The Ed Award is good for seven years from the completion of service and may be transferable to certain family members if the member is at least 55 years old on the first day of service.
  • Student Loan Forbearance:  AmeriCorps members may be eligible to postpone the repayment of their qualified student loans through loan forbearance.  While the loan is in forbearance during the term of service, interest continues to accrue. Accrued interest on qualified loans may be eligible for payment by the National Service Trust.  Please check out the AmeriCorps website for additional details.  Please note that not all loans are qualified for forbearance.
  • Health benefits:  Members are eligible to enroll in a limited health plan.
  • Personal and sick leave

Terms of Service Habitat for Humanity International offers a 46.5 week term of service (approximately 11 months). Member must complete a minimum of 1700 hours and serve through the end date on their Member Agreement.  Our program year typically begins at the end of August/early September and ends in late July. Members may serve up to four terms as a National member, but are eligible for only two Education Awards.

AmeriCorps members are selected based on the following criteria:

  • Experience volunteering with Habitat for Humanity and a clearly demonstrated interest in the work of Habitat
  • Strong leadership skills and self-confidence
  • Strong commitment to service
  • Personal integrity, motivation and commitment

The following positions will be available for the 2019-2020 service year:

  • Construction Crew Leader - New Construction (National)
  • Volunteer Services Coordination (National)

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