Volunteer Coordinator (AmeriCorps) - Oakland County Habitat

Application Deadline: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017 - 5:30pm
Job Location: 
Pontiac, MI
Employer Name: 
Oakland County Habitat for Humanity
Contact Name: 
Bridget Ferrigan

Applications are currently being accepted for AmeriCorps members to fill a Volunteer Coordinator position with Oakland County Habitat for Humanity. Please submit an application via the online AmeriCorps Member Application or by sending a cover letter and resume to Bridget Ferrigan, AmeriCorps Program Manager, at bferrigan@habitatmichigan.org.


Reports to:                         Director of Philanthropy

Duration:                            12 Months

Hours per Week:              Approximately 36hrs/wk

Travel:                                  Moderate



  • AmeriCorps Members will receive a living stipend of $13,000, paid biweekly on the 15th and last of the month throughout the member’s term
  • AmeriCorps members receive an Educational Award at the end of the term of $5,815, which is good for seven years after receipt and can be used for either tuition purposes or to repay eligible federal student loans.
  • The term of service is from October 2017 – October 2018



  • Continue to improve and implement a recruitment strategy to gain volunteers for the Affiliate.
  • As needed, perform on-site coordination and support during volunteer days (e.g. greeting the volunteers in the morning and at lunch).
  • Review schedule, ensuring volunteer coverage needs are met and communicate to affiliate team.
  • Communicate with volunteers on a regular basis through email, phone, and face-to-face.
  • Promote Habitat at volunteer fairs, tradeshows, and through speaking engagements.
  • Promote ongoing partnerships between the Habitat affiliate and community businesses, faith-based organizations and community partners.
  • Organizes and Inputs Volunteer Data into our data management system.
  • Other duties, as assigned.
  • Creates recognition measures for volunteers.
  • Warehouse management to include managing volunteer materials, and site host room. 
  • Aid in enhancing the volunteer experience.



  • AmeriCorps members must be at least 18 years old (17 with parent/guardian permission)
  • Candidates must possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Candidates must be either a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident.
  • Proficient computer skills (Microsoft Office). 
  • Familiar with using various social media platforms
  • Outgoing and friendly demeanor.
  • Written and verbal communication skills necessary.
  • Ability to work with others in a team environment.
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational skills, along with strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to comply with all company policies, practices and standards of performance. 
  • Ability to connect with individuals of all income brackets, ages and professional levels.
  • Must be able to work on certain Saturdays during our build seasons, nights when there are special events, and some early mornings, as scheduled.
  • Must be able to adapt to change and work in a fast paced environment.
  • Must have own transportation to travel to the different sites.


Habitat for Humanity of Michigan and all AmeriCorps host sites associated with the Michigan Habitat’s AmeriCorps program are Equal Opportunity Employers, and will not discriminate on AmeriCorps member hiring decisions based on age, disability, gender identity, ethnicity, race, sexual preference, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law or statute.