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Rebuilding Together New Orleans has been partnering with AmeriCorps and Avodah volunteers since 2007. Each year a group of full-time volunteers have worked alongside the RTNO staff to implement programs, organize volunteers and work on houses. To learn more about these programs, please visit the AmeriCorps website.

AmeriCorps

Each year, AmeriCorps offers more than 80,000 opportunities for adults of all ages and backgrounds to serve through a network of partnerships with local and national nonprofit groups. Areas of service range from community development, providing youth mentoring and helping to protect the environment.

RTNO currently hosts AmeriCorps members from the following programs:

DeltaCorps
DeltaCorps, a program of AmeriCorps and the Delta Regional Authority, deploys corps members to local organizations in the Delta region to help them improve economic opportunity in their communities. The bold vision of both of these partner federal agencies is to advance the local economies, workforce, and quality of place in the Delta region using unique service solutions developed at a grassroots level.

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America)
AmeriCorps VISTA provides full-time members to community organizations and public agencies to create and expand programs that build capacity and ultimately bring low-income individuals and communities out of poverty.

CapacityCorps
National Direct AmeriCorps program with AmeriCorps members serving 10 months at Rebuilding Together affiliates around the country. Members help improve the lives of low-income homeowners through hands-on home repairs and volunteer management and empowerment.

Available AmeriCorps Positions:

DeltaCorps Skilled Site Leader (Full-time starting Oct/Nov 2017, Half-time starting Jan 2018)
Members will serve with Rebuilding Together New Orleans to repair and rebuild houses, allowing New Orleans residents a safe place to call home both physically and financially through energy-efficiency, resulting in lower utility bills, and accessibility modifications that keep homeowner’s independent and prevent falls. Members can expect to finish their terms with solid construction skills, developed leadership and communication skills, and valuable experience to bring into future workplaces.

DeltaCorps Community Homeowner Liaison (Full-time, Starting Oct/Nov. 2017)
This position provides support for homeowners wishing to utilize RTNO’s services for repairs they would otherwise not be able to afford. This member will achieve lasting positive outcomes working directly with low-income homeowners in applications to repair their homes, leading them through the often complex process of applying for funding assistance. The changing landscape of funding in the city of New Orleans and the state of Louisiana has made this even more confusing to the vulnerable population of seniors and homeowners trying make their homes safe and affordable as they age, and requires a knowledgeable guide with training in the financial and document realities of this process.

AmeriCorps VISTA-Veteran Development Officer (Full-time starting Jan 2018)
The Development Officer — Veterans Affairs will focus on developing marketing and funding strategies for the services RTNO provides to military veteran homeowners. RTNO has provided home repair services to military veterans since its inception and we hope to serve more each year to meet the growing demand for home repairs and modifications for veteran homeowners. This VISTA will develop partnerships to create sustainable sources of financial, in-kind and volunteer resources specifically for veterans and their families. Additional responsibilities include researching and compiling data to secure additional sponsors and partners that are focused on providing services to veterans and writing grants and developing veteran volunteer recruitment strategies with RTNO staff members. This VISTA will also create marketing materials to keep the community and sponsors updated on RTNO’s work for veterans.

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