Do you enjoy being out in the South Florida sun making a difference in the lives of others? Do you like helping people? Do you really want to make a difference? Being a YAMM with Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, Inc. will accomplish that goal as well as look great to your future employer!
What is YAMM?
The Young Adult Missional Movement is to identify, recognize, gather & encourage all expressions of young adults in missional service in the Florida Conference. This is a yearlong program for young adults to experience the love of God by building cooperative living, meaningful work & community engagement. YAMM provide support in the way of coaching, encouraging and connecting young adults together, to prevent mistakes, exchange best practices, support spiritual development and facilitate reflection, action and growth. Applications are available online or by mail. Submit them as soon as possible for best match to potential placements. Program starts at the end of August. Each house moves in on different days. Current students may participate as long as they can adequately plan for time commitments and fulfill work expectations at placement site. House teams are often incredibly diverse in age, gender, education, theological background and orientation.
If you are interested in the position below as a YAMM Participant, please contact:
Heidi Aspinwall, Director
Spend your year of service enjoying Florida’s beautiful Gulf Coast while you gain valuable hands-on experience with one of the nation’s oldest and highest producing Habitat for Humanity affiliates. Habitat for Humanity of Collier County in Naples Florida is one of just two Habitat affiliates to reach the milestone of building 2,000 homes, and has built an average of 100 homes per year for the last 15 years, with 120 homes projected for fiscal year 2017. With two vastly different office locations, one in a growing city (Naples, FL) known for its affluence and the other in one of the country’s most important agricultural centers (Immokalee, FL), Habitat Collier offers a unique and fast-paced experience. The need for affordable housing in Collier County continues to grow, with 20 families inquiring for every home built. You will see firsthand the difficulty that the local workforce encounters on their search for affordable housing, and the untenable conditions they often find themselves in as a result. With a 39-year history and more than 2,000 partner families, you will also witness the difference that an affordable home makes in the lives of those families at all stages of partnership, from pre-approval interviews to final mortgage payments. Join our team and help us give deserving local families a hand up in breaking the cycle of poverty.
In your off hours, there’s plenty to enjoy for nature lovers and city-dwellers alike. Spend time on one of our many beaches, including nearby Sanibel Island and Barefoot Beach, which both routinely top various “best beaches” lists. Explore our beautiful rivers and canals by kayak or paddleboard, or get closer to our native wildlife on various preserves and wilderness trails. For those who prefer to stay closer to the city, visit our famous 5th Avenue complete with theater, art galleries, fine dining and shopping or make a weekend trip to nearby Miami or Tampa. For more information about Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, please visit our website: www.habitatcollier.org.
Applicants are considered for position(s) without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, color, age, genetic information, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.
Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, Inc. is looking for a full-time General Laborer (YAMM). All interested candidates must contact Heidi Aspinwall with the above contact information to apply for any YAMM position. This is an opportunity to develop professional skills in an office environment while assisting low income families with their shelter needs. The best candidate for this position will have strong communication and interpersonal skills (Bilingual highly desirable). They will also be adaptive, flexible, energetic, and motivated. We are looking for someone that wants to work side by side with us to accomplish our mission, while also gaining essential work experience.
Habitat for Humanity of Collier County is part of a global, nonprofit housing organization operated on Christian principles that seeks to put God’s love into action by building homes, communities and hope. Habitat for Humanity of Collier County is one of the oldest and largest producing Habitat affiliates in the nation. More than 2,000 families who once lived in inadequate housing now own a simple, decent home of their own, having broken the cycle of poverty through their partnership with Habitat Collier. Habitat for Humanity of Collier County is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat for Humanity was founded on the conviction that every man, woman and child should have a simple, durable place to live in dignity and safety, and that decent shelter in decent communities should be a matter of conscience and action.
Habitat for Humanity of Collier County, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants are considered for position(s) without regard to race, religion, sex, national origin, color, age, genetic information, veteran status or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws.
- Ability to work on many different aspects of house construction to include but not limited to roofing, siding, rough and finish carpentry, painting, and landscaping as this role will work alongside the volunteers throughout the project on the many tasks needed for completion of the home.
- Assist with quality control of construction projects.
- Assist with inventory control.
- Provide instruction and training to volunteers.
- Exhibit great communication skills to verify all around you are clear on the instructions / task at hand and can conduct it within scope.
- Exhibit attention to detail with regard to all aspects of the role.
- Schedule work flow for each project and communicate with supervisor when schedule needs alteration for any reason.
- Daily reporting to Director of Construction regarding project status.
- Responsible for the safety of self and others around the construction site by verifying knowledge of safety rules is shared, all personal protective equipment is worn, and all OSHA guidelines are followed.
High School Diploma or equivalent
Construction experience preferred
Knowledge of Florida Building Code (preferred)
OSHA safety qualifications (preferred)