Volunteer Services & Store Development – AmeriCorps VISTA

Develop, document, and implement plans to increase volunteer, in-kind and cash resources and further enhance the connection between the affiliate and Habitat Store in the community by creating and/or enhancing volunteer programs, marketing, GIK, and community engagement plans.
The goals of this position are: 1. Develop, implement and document a volunteer recruitment, training, and retention program for the Habitat Store. Support and/or develop the current volunteer program at the affiliate. Improved methods of volunteer utilization and recognition will enhance our engagement with the community and its investment in the mission of our both the affiliate and the Habitat Store;

  1. Develop, implement, and document best practices for recruitment of volunteer groups. Increased support from large teams will both assist the staff in driving sales and generate relationships within the corporate donor community.
  2. Develop, implement, and document sustainable marketing and outreach strategies and materials that ultimately contribute towards an increase in unrestricted revenue from increased numbers of Habitat Store purchases and donations. Support and/or develop marketing and outreach strategies for the affiliate. An increase in unrestricted revenue will in turn enable the affiliate to serve more families and communities;
  3. Develop, implement and document a Gift-in-Kind Donor Recruitment and Retention Program for the Habitat Stores. Research and implement best practices for engaging and retaining corporate donor relationships. Improved methods of donor recognition, recruitment, and retention will enhance our engagement with the community and its investment in the mission of our affiliate.

We will be hiring one AmeriCorps member for this position in Kittitas County for the 2021-2022 AmeriCorps year starting August 16, 2021.

AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs, made up of three primary programs that each take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. Members commit their time to address critical community needs like increasing academic achievement, mentoring youth, fighting poverty, sustaining national parks, preparing for disasters, and more. This is a federally funded program that allows you a way to serve your country through direct service. Please note these AmeriCorps positions are not considered employment but are considered a term of service. Our Habitat affiliate provides members with:

  • Hands-on career/professional experience at a nationally recognized non-profit that puts low income families in affordable homes through the homeownership model
  • Living stipend paid out on monthly basis ($24,119 total for VISTA members in Kittitas County, WA serving 12 months)
  • Housing stipend paid monthly directly to landlord ($500/month for 1st term members; $750/month for 2nd term members)
  • Transportation benefit ($54 per month gas mileage reimbursement)
  • Members who complete a full term of service (12 months) are eligible for a Segal Education Award of $6,195 to be used to pay off student loans or go back to college
  • The AmeriCorps program will also pay off the interest that is accrued from your loan deferment during your term of service
  • Members also receive a health plan at no cost and are potentially eligible for food stamps
  • VISTA members focus on “indirect” service, this is primarily an office position