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River Edge's Habitat Bergen Has AmeriCorps Opening

Habitat AmeriCorps members serve in full-time, stipend positions, helping to meet the housing needs of communities and low-income families across the country.
Habitat AmeriCorps members serve in full-time, stipend positions, helping to meet the housing needs of communities and low-income families across the country. Photo Credit: Bergen County Habitat for Humanity Facebook

RIVER EDGE, N.J. -- Habitat for Humanity of Bergen County (Habitat Bergen) is looking for a motivated and qualified candidate to serve locally during the 2016-17 service year, which begins in September.

Habitat AmeriCorps members serve in full-time, stipend positions, helping to meet the housing needs of communities and low-income families across the United States.

The AmeriCorps member with Habitat Bergen will serve as the deconstruction coordinator, working closely with the acquisitions department to schedule deconstruction projects.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about Habitat’s mission and have prior experience with construction and power tools.

“Habitat Bergen is honored to have been awarded an AmeriCorps member for the 2016-2017 term year," said Pamela Nall, Habitat Bergen’s Chief of Staff. "AmeriCorps members have proven to be an invaluable resource for our affiliate; helping us serve our community by building and repairing more homes."

For more information or to learn how to apply, visit www.habitat.org/americorps; www.nationalservice.gov or call Habitat Bergen at (201) 457-1020.

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that engage more than 80,000 Americans each year in intensive service throughout the United States.

The deconstruction coordinator at Habitat Bergen will join more than 500 other Habitat AmeriCorps members who will be placed in nearly 140 communities nationwide.

Since Habitat partnered with the Corporation for National and Community Service in 1994, more than 9,000 AmeriCorps members have served with Habitat for Humanity across the country. It has raised tens of millions of dollars, engaged nearly 3.3 million volunteers and built alongside more than 24,000 homeowners, helping to build strength and stability through decent shelter.

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