Habitat AmeriCorps

Gain skills, experience and connections through a paid service year and help families and individuals build and improve places to call home

Habitat AmeriCorps is part of the growing national service movement. AmeriCorps members serve a term of 10.5 to 12 months in the field and in the office to build and repair homes, expand housing services, and engage the community. A service term with Habitat provides hands-on nonprofit experience that allows members to learn and develop lifelong skills and confidence. Members serve a critical role in helping Habitat homeowners achieve the strength, stability and self-reliance they need to build a better future for themselves and their families. Learn more about AmeriCorps.

Why Habitat AmeriCorps?

  • Raise your awareness of the social issues that face your community.
  • Learn and develop new skills and confidence.
  • Gain hands-on project management experience.
  • Increase your knowledge of service and engagement.
  • Maximize your construction and homebuilding experience.
  • Improve your performance at a future job.
  • Help strengthen communities and families through your service.

Perks of Serving in Portland

  • Excellent walkability and biking greenways
  • Quick trip to the mountains and the ocean
  • Lots of green spaces within the city: Forest Park, Mt. Tabor, Washington Park, and more!
  • Standout food and beverage scene


  • Living allowance
  • $550 housing stipend for the individual AmeriCorps member
  • Monetary education award
  • Forbearance of qualified student loans and payment of interest that accrues during the term of service.
  • Healthcare benefits
  • Childcare, if eligible

AmeriCorps National

  • Construction Crew Lead- New Construction
  • Construction Crew Lead- Home Repair

AmeriCorps VISTA

  • Construction Systems Specialist
  • Habitat ReStore Outreach & Engagement Coordinator 
  • Habitat ReStore Recycling Coordinator 

Learn more about the differences between AmeriCorps National and AmeriCorps VISTA

Do you have questions about becoming an AmeriCorps member with us? Contact Bri Lopez (she/her) at volunteer@habitatportlandregion.org.