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2017-2018 AmeriCorps Members

   Nikki Taylor      AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator   Nikki is from Clovis, CA and attended California State University, Fresno earning her degree in psychology. Nikki believes that working with Habitat allows her to gain experience in giving back to the community. Upon completion of this AmeriCorps year, she plans to continue her education by pursuing a Master's Degree in counseling.

Nikki Taylor

AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator

Nikki is from Clovis, CA and attended California State University, Fresno earning her degree in psychology. Nikki believes that working with Habitat allows her to gain experience in giving back to the community. Upon completion of this AmeriCorps year, she plans to continue her education by pursuing a Master's Degree in counseling.

   Michael Bell      National Construction Crew Leader     Originally from Ashville, NC, Michael moved to Utah at the age of 12. He served with AmeriCorps NCCC as a part of the fire team last year Michael's hobbies include guitar, singing, writing, and being outdoors.  

Michael Bell

National Construction Crew Leader

Originally from Ashville, NC, Michael moved to Utah at the age of 12. He served with AmeriCorps NCCC as a part of the fire team last year Michael's hobbies include guitar, singing, writing, and being outdoors.  

   David Rexrode      National Construction Crew Leader     David is from Biloxi, MS. He started doing humanitarian work in Louisiana after the flooding and helped with earthquake recovery in Trisuli, Nepal with All Hands Volunteers. He is passionate about changing lives with his friends at Habitat!  

David Rexrode

National Construction Crew Leader

David is from Biloxi, MS. He started doing humanitarian work in Louisiana after the flooding and helped with earthquake recovery in Trisuli, Nepal with All Hands Volunteers. He is passionate about changing lives with his friends at Habitat!  

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Habitat for Humanity and AmeriCorps

For over 20 years, more than 8,000 AmeriCorps members have served with Habitat for Humanity. These individuals have contributed more than 12 million hours of service, served over 20,000 U.S. families, raised tens of millions of dollars in cash and in-kind resources, and have mobilized millions of volunteers. 

AmeriCorps provides an opportunity for individuals to serve full-time with Habitat for Humanity to help meet the housing needs of communities and families throughout the United States. Members can contribute in a variety of ways: 

  • Community Engagement
  • Construction Crew Leadership
  • Volunteer Leadership
  • Resource Development
  • New Program Development 

AmeriCorps National- Serve for 10 months engaging directly with Habitat volunteers, partner families, and community members.

AmeriCorps VISTA- Serve for 12 months leveraging human, financial, and material resources to build long-term solutions to poverty.

Click here to learn more about the AmeriCorps program or to apply for a position.

The History of AmeriCorps

In 1963, President John F. Kennedy envisioned a national service corps “to help provide urgently needed services in urban and rural poverty areas.” Less than two years later, President Lyndon B. Johnson realized Kennedy's dream by launching the “War on Poverty.” Johnson welcomed the first group of 20 VISTA volunteers saying, “Your pay will be low; the conditions of your labor often will be difficult. But you will have the satisfaction of leading a great national effort and you will have the ultimate reward which comes to those who serve their fellow man.” 

AmeriCorps VISTA is the national service program designed specifically to fight poverty. Founded as Volunteers in Service to America in 1965 and incorporated into the AmeriCorps network of programs in 1993, VISTA has been on the front lines in the fight against poverty in America for more than 40 years. AmeriCorps VISTA members live and serve in some of our nation’s poorest urban and rural areas. With passion, commitment, and hard work, they create or expand programs designed to bring individuals and communities out of poverty.

2018-2019 Service Positions have a September 2018 start date.

For more info contact Host Site Manager: Rebecca Shannon
rshannon@stvrainhabitat.org 303-682-2485 x102

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