AmeriCorps Position Open at Epicenter

Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country announces their new position provided through AmeriCorps. Epicenter is partnering with HFHCC and Habitat for Humanity of Utah County to host the position. This position is to be filled as soon as possible. Apply here. All applications are due on Friday, September 13, 2013.

This AmeriCorps position is a direct service position, where 1700 hours of direct service are performed within a year (working out to about 34 hours per week). This AmeriCorps member will work directly with the staff of Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country to implement and grow the new A Brush With Kindness home repair program throughout Carbon and Emery Counties. This program compliments Epicenter’s own Fix It First program, and the AmeriCorps member will work side-by-side Jack and Armando at Epicenter to achieve collaborative program goals.

This AmeriCorps member will perform direct service activities, including on-site construction, volunteer recruitment and management, pre-construction administration and design, client recruitment and management, partnership building, and program funding solicitation. In essence, your ideal typical day ends with you sweaty and tired, with callused hands, eating a group dinner with local community volunteers and a satisfied homeowner client that has just worked alongside you to improve their quality of life. Even more, you live and work in beautiful Green River alongside the Epicenter Crew, jumping in with whatever adventures and tasks we’re tackling.

Pay for this position is $1,087.00 per month ($13,044/year) and includes health and dental insurance, along with an education award of $5,550 at successful completion of service (this can be used to pay school loan debt or for future higher education). Cost of living for Green River is estimated at $305/month for housing (volunteer housing available through Epicenter). AmeriCorps members are eligible for food stamp assistance and are invited to participate in family meals programs that reduce weekly food costs. AmeriCorps direct service members are permitted to hold other paid positions or attend school, so long as they are able to perform their 34 hours of service on average per week. Can you live in Green River on $1,087/month? Definitely. We all have. Some of us still are.

To express your interest and receive more information, contact Jack Forinash, Program Manager for Habitat for Humanity of Castle Country by calling (435) 564-3330 or e-mailing This position is to be filled immediately and begin as soon as possible.

AmeriCorps State and National programs are open to US citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens age 17 and older. More information on AmeriCorps via their website available here.