AMERICORPS & INTERNSHIPS
Joe Stainbrook: AmeriCorps Volunteer 2013-2014
“Habitat has changed my life. As I move on from here and start my Master of Architecture degree, I look forward to continuing my life of service and moving the Habitat mission forward. I will keep building, but also will plan to spread the Habitat love to all my new colleagues in pursuit of sustainable and affordable places to live for everyone! I thank everyone who has shared part of my journey as an Americorps member; it’s been the best time of my life. It’s not just about knowing what a good thing is, it’s the experience and how it moves you to feeling something way beyond yourself. Cheers to a life of service!”
Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley AmeriCorps Program
Each year, we welcome a new group of AmeriCorps members who serve as team leaders, trainers, supervisors and community ambassadors. The AmeriCorps members are an integral part of our team, both on the construction site and at the ReStore. Through their efforts and service, AmeriCorps members increase capacity for Habitat for Humanity Vail Valley and allow us to serve more local, working families and communities.
2016-2017 AmeriCorps Members
My name is Spencer Breece, a.k.a. “S-Breezy.” I am 21 years old from Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. I am really into the outdoors. I love to hunt, fish and camp. I am also really into cars. I was an Americorps NCCC (National Civilian Community Corps) member two years ago which is how I learned about the Americorps Habitat Construction Crew Leader role. I had a friend that was a Construction Crew Leader at Habitat Vail Valley and she told me how awesome it was so I just had to sign up!
My name is Gabriel Skamla, known on the job site as “G-Baby.” I am originally from Blue Bell, PA. Before moving to the Vail Valley I attended the Univ. of Pittsburgh & graduated with a bachelor’s degree in architectural studies & design & worked for a small architecture firm in Pittsburgh. My decision to become an AmeriCorps Habitat Construction Crew Leader was motivated by my desire to expand my construction & architecture experience with hands on experience & pursue a philanthropic career path.
AmeriCorps Members Will
- Work together with future Habitat homeowner families and volunteers to build simple, decent, affordable, homes
- Develop a sense of citizenship by serving and reflecting on their experience as team leaders and community organizers
- Build and maintain partnerships with local community organizations
Learn More about AmeriCorps
How do I apply?
For more info on future AmeriCorps positions, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Since 2009, Habitat has been partnering with CSU’s Construction Management Internship Program and in 2013 we expanded our internship program to Texas A&M. The interns bring an emphasis on green building techniques and foster new and innovative ideas. The partnership demonstrates our commitment to new ideas and to collaborating with other organizations.
To find out more about AmeriCorps Volunteer Positions or Internships, e-mail: email@example.com.
“For my children I like to lead by example. We compete over our GPAs, and they tell me it’s not fair because I am only taking one class. But, I tell them that it is fair because I have a full-time job.”
~Ana Mendoza, Homeowner