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2018-2019 AmeriCorps Members

  Meghan Scurti    AmeriCorps National Volunteer Coordinator   For the last two years, Meghan has served with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). Her years of national service have taken her from her hometown in Sacramento, CA to rural East AR, San Angelo, TX, Taos, NM, Ferguson, MO, and Longmont, CO. After leading a team in NCCC with Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley for three months, Meghan made the decision to commit to another service term in order to strengthen the St. Vrain Valley community that she grew to love in those weeks she spent there. Meghan brings two years of experience as a special events planner in California, three years as a summer program director, and one year of direct management.

Meghan Scurti

AmeriCorps National Volunteer Coordinator

For the last two years, Meghan has served with AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC). Her years of national service have taken her from her hometown in Sacramento, CA to rural East AR, San Angelo, TX, Taos, NM, Ferguson, MO, and Longmont, CO. After leading a team in NCCC with Habitat for Humanity of the St. Vrain Valley for three months, Meghan made the decision to commit to another service term in order to strengthen the St. Vrain Valley community that she grew to love in those weeks she spent there. Meghan brings two years of experience as a special events planner in California, three years as a summer program director, and one year of direct management.

  Mitch Calvin    AmeriCorps National Construction Crew Lead   Mitch studied industrial systems and quality engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After graduate school, he moved to eastern Iowa to work as a product verification and validation (test/reliability) engineer for John Deere Harvester Works Product Development Center for 10 years. Mitch wanted more fulfilling work, and moved to Colorado, learning about the AmeriCorps program via a friend he met on the Lyons construction site. After his term of service with Americops, he plans to apply for the PA program (Physician's Assistant) in the CU-Anchutz medical school. Instead of solving problems in order to improve products, Mitch is excited about the opportunity to serve and help people in the St. Vrain Valley.

Mitch Calvin

AmeriCorps National Construction Crew Lead

Mitch studied industrial systems and quality engineering at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. After graduate school, he moved to eastern Iowa to work as a product verification and validation (test/reliability) engineer for John Deere Harvester Works Product Development Center for 10 years. Mitch wanted more fulfilling work, and moved to Colorado, learning about the AmeriCorps program via a friend he met on the Lyons construction site. After his term of service with Americops, he plans to apply for the PA program (Physician's Assistant) in the CU-Anchutz medical school. Instead of solving problems in order to improve products, Mitch is excited about the opportunity to serve and help people in the St. Vrain Valley.

  Delaney Hopkins    AmeriCorps National Construction Crew Lead   Delaney hails from Phoenix, Arizona and recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Grand Canyon University. Throughout her volunteer and work experience, she has worked with diverse groups of people from all walks of life. She says, “One of the things I have learned is that regardless of who you are or where you are from, everyone deserves a decent place to live.” Serving with AmeriCorps and St. Vrain Habitat provides a great opportunity to serve others and make a difference in people’s lives. She loves Habitat’s mission to build homes and serve the community.

Delaney Hopkins

AmeriCorps National Construction Crew Lead

Delaney hails from Phoenix, Arizona and recently graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology from Grand Canyon University. Throughout her volunteer and work experience, she has worked with diverse groups of people from all walks of life. She says, “One of the things I have learned is that regardless of who you are or where you are from, everyone deserves a decent place to live.” Serving with AmeriCorps and St. Vrain Habitat provides a great opportunity to serve others and make a difference in people’s lives. She loves Habitat’s mission to build homes and serve the community.

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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-

Serves for 10 months engaging directly with Habitat volunteers, partner families, and community members.

AmeriCorps VISTA-

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

The next available position will be for the 2019-2020 year. There are still open positions with Habitat for Humanity around the country.

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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