Do you know anyone who served as a member of AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps members play a vital role in contributing to the mission of creating affordable housing and responding to disaster relief in many parts of the U.S. Many members volunteer on Habitat construction sites and in Habitat offices for one to two years, then go on to continue their education or are hired by nonprofit or for profit corporations.
AmeriCorps is a voluntary civil society program supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations, and other donors engaging adults in public service work with a goal of “helping others and meeting the critical needs in the community.” www.nationalservice.gov
The AmeriCorps program is often seen as a domestic Peace Corps. It employs more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year for a small stipend. Habitat affiliates alone have hosted more than 10,600 members to date that have provided more than 17 million hours of service, engaged 3.9 million volunteers, and served 115,500 families. These members play a critical role in increasing the capacity of non-profits to serve more families across the country.
We celebrate and thank those who have served with our affiliate over the years.