Bend-Redmond Habitat AmeriCorps position

Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity is looking for (4) AmeriCorps Construction Crew Leaders

As Bend and Redmond communities continue to grow at an ever increasing rate, it is not surprising that we are facing a housing crisis. Renters often pay more than half their income and homeownership becomes more unattainable every day, even for those that make 100% of the area median income. If you have a passion for helping others and are interested in learning valuable professional and life skills, you could help strengthen community through shelter by joining the Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity team as an AmeriCorps National Construction Crew Leader.

Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity is looking for (4) individuals to serve full-time for 10.5 months on our residential construction sites. No construction experience is required but you will need a willingness to learn, a positive attitude, and a bias to action. Members will be employed by Habitat AmeriCorps but serve locally and be supported by Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity. For the 2024-2025 AmeriCorps service year, Construction Crew Leaders will assist in the construction of up to 24 new, sustainable homes to be sold at an affordable rate to qualified individuals and families in Bend and Redmond. The primary goals of the position are to assist with day-to-day construction activities, to help maintain a safe and efficient work environment, and to gain the skills and confidence needed to lead groups of volunteers. We also expect our members to achieve an understanding of our mission and goals in order to be an advocate for the organization and to help educate new volunteers.

Responsibilities Include (but are not limited to):

Assist with hands-on construction tasks for all phases from framing to landscaping. Tasks also include setup and clean up, procurement of materials and supplies, safe construction practices, and tool management.

Lead small groups of volunteers, ensuring they are safe and well-employed while on the work sites.

Use volunteer management techniques to empower and to facilitate positive experiences for those on site.

Check-in/out volunteers through the online volunteer registration program.

Participate in monthly planning and debriefing meetings as needed.

Attend and participate in select Habitat organization events.


Valid driver’s license and ability to meet host site’s insurance requirements.

Members must have their own vehicle. Public transportation is limited.

Ability to be flexible with changing project schedules and staffing needs.

Ability to be on one’s feet for extended periods of time, often on rough and uneven terrain.

Ability to lift at least 50 pounds on a regular basis.

Ability to and comfortable with work on ladders and heights up to two stories.

Ability to drive large pick-up trucks/trailers; or willingness to learn.

Ability to take direction on an active construction site.

Committment to work in varying weather conditions – work is primarily outside throughout all seasons.

Willingness to do whatever needs to be done.

Experience in construction and/or with volunteer programs is preferred.

Benefits: AmeriCorps provides a modest living allowance, an education award, and access to health care. See for more information on benefits for this service year. Bend-Redmond Habitat also provides subsidized private housing.

Apply today!


To Apply: Visit or search for Bend-Redmond Habitat at Applications will be received until the available AmeriCorps positions are filled by qualified candidates.

Bend-Redmond Habitat for Humanity is an equal opportunity employer.

Additional Info

Job Type : Full-Time, Temporary

Education Level : High School

Experience Level : Entry Level

Contact Information : Susan Makris
541-636-2110 ext. 125

Powered By GrowthZone

The Bend Chamber is actively supported by these Signature Investors

Small Business


The owner of this website has made a commitment to accessibility and inclusion, please report any problems that you encounter using the contact form on this website. This site uses the WP ADA Compliance Check plugin to enhance accessibility.