RIVER EDGE, NJ, June 7, 2016 – Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County (Habitat Bergen) is looking for a motivated and qualified candidate to serve locally during the 2016-2017 service year, which begins in September. Habitat AmeriCorps members serve in full-time, stipend positions, helping to meet the housing needs of communities and low-income families across the U.S.The AmeriCorps member with Habitat Bergen will serve as the Deconstruction Coordinator, working closely with the acquisitions department to schedule deconstruction projects. The ideal candidate will be passionate about Habitat’s mission and have prior experience with construction and power tools.
“Habitat Bergen is honored to have been awarded an AmeriCorps member for the 2016-2017 term year. AmeriCorps members have proven to be an invaluable resource for our affiliate; helping us serve our community by building and repairing more homes,” said Pamela Nall, Habitat Bergen’s Chief of Staff.
AmeriCorps is a network of National Service programs that engage more than 80,000 Americans each year in intensive service throughout the U.S. National Service programs, such as AmeriCorps, are funded by the Corporation for National and Community Service. The Deconstruction Coordinator at Habitat Bergen will join more than 500 other Habitat AmeriCorps members who will be placed in nearly 140 communities nationwide.
Since Habitat partnered with the Corporation for National and Community Service in 1994, more than 9,000 AmeriCorps members have served with Habitat for Humanity across the country. They have raised tens of millions of dollars, engaged nearly 3.3 million volunteers and built alongside more than 24,000 homeowners, helping to build strength and stability through decent shelter.
For more information or to learn how to apply, please visit Habitat Bergen National Deconstruction Coordination, www.habitat.org/americorps, www.nationalservice.gov or call Habitat Bergen at 201-457-1020.
About Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County
The goal of Habitat Bergen is to eliminate poverty housing and homelessness from the face of the earth by working in partnership with people in need. Using volunteer labor and donated funds and materials, Habitat Bergen builds or rehabilitates simple, decent houses and sells them to low-income families at cost, but with no interest added. Habitat Bergen is a people-to-people partnership, which joins all of us together regardless of race, nationality, religion, or socioeconomic status. That partnership begins with the homeowner families (partner families). Habitat Bergen is not a giveaway program, but a joint venture in which those who benefit from the housing ministry are involved in the work at various levels. They help with the construction of their own home, as well as the houses of their neighbors.
About the Corporation for National and Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service is a federal agency that engages millions of 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.