San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity
Serve, learn, lead and explore in beautiful Southern California! San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity (SGVHFH) is situated on the northeast side of Los Angeles, and encompasses 31 cities, including Pasadena and Glendale. Our AmeriCorps members play an integral role in providing leadership on our project sites, engaging volunteers to become champions for our mission, and creating new tools and systems to build capacity. Our members are ambassadors of SGVHFH, interacting with over 6,000 volunteers, partner families and community stakeholders.
During a year of service with SGVHFH, AmeriCorps members gain insight to the inner workings of a non-profit organization and gain hands-on experience in leadership, public speaking and community development. In your off hours, hike the wilderness of the San Gabriel Mountains, explore the deserts and beaches of Southern California and enjoy a thriving urban environment, including downtown LA, Hollywood, and much more. Join our Habitat family and form lasting relationships, while creating affordable housing solutions with hard-working families in the San Gabriel Valley.
For more information about San Gabriel Valley Habitat for Humanity, please visit our website.
Volunteer Programs Development
As Volunteer Programs Development VISTA, you will take the lead on developing volunteer orientations, our volunteer “Cornerstone” training program, and our group volunteer recruitment methods. These successfully executed projects will help more families in need achieve safe, affordable housing as well as equip the VISTA with invaluable program development and key fundraising skills. Training will focus on volunteer program management and development and front-line fundraising, with emphasis on converting corporate and volunteer groups into donors or event sponsors. We have recently changed our group build experiences to be funded and therefore more in line with most US Habitat for Humanity affiliates; this position is expected to continue to help us with this change. Fundraising activities include (but may not be limited to) group build experiences for our construction projects and home repair program, Women Build, and other special build events at the request of sponsor groups (corporations, non-profits, associations, clubs, organizations, etc.).
- 18 years of age or older
- U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident
- High school diploma or GED equivalent (or agree to work towards one while serving)
- Driver's license
- Personal vehicle
- Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word/Excel)
Benefits of Service:
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Strong research skills
- Detail oriented and highly organized
- Ability to work with a diverse group of people
- Experience working as a member of a team
- Project management experience
- Fundraising skills and/or willingness to learn, practice, and use fundraising skills
- For more information about these benefits (excluding MAP), please visit the VISTA Campus.
- AmeriCorps VISTA living allowance of $18,177.00 (paid over 1 year of full-time service) – determined by geographic area
- Segal Education Award of $5,920 (lifetime maximum of 2) OR end-of-service cash stipend of $1,800 – both are dependent on successful completion of service
- Healthcare Allowance – a reimbursement program that covers some out-of-pocket, non-premium costs, up to $7,150, associated with healthcare. Please note: this is not a healthcare insurance plan; if you do not have healthcare coverage, you have 60 days from your service start date to sign-up for healthcare coverage through the Marketplace.
- Child Care Benefits (if eligible)
- Relocation Travel Allowance up to $1,000 & Settling In Allowance of $550 (if eligible)
- Student Loan Forbearance (if eligible)
- 10 personal and 10 sick leave days
- Approx. 10 holidays (dependent on service location)
- Non-Competitive Eligibility (NCE) Status – upon successfully completing service, you will receive one year of NCE for employment in the federal government. Please note: this does not guarantee you a federal job.
- Member Assistance Program (MAP) – offers free services, such as counseling and financial planning resources
What’s in it for you?
At the end of the service year, you will raise $20,000 of in-kind resources, while partnering with up to 400 team members in the creation, development and implementation of up to three (3) system processes and two (2) additional projects as assigned. Your efforts will be critical in doubling our volunteer staff and rolling our the Cornerstone training program. Additionally, you will gain enhanced skills in communication, leadership, delegation, team-building time & project management, construction and safety.
What’s needed to apply?
- Resume (tell us about your experience)
- Motivation Statement (express why you want to serve) – input in “Cover Letter” section