Strengthen our community through a year of service.

Tackle San Diego’s most pressing challenges with Habitat for Humanity AmeriCorps.

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that take different approaches to improving lives and fostering civic engagement — for one year, you can get paid to help build sustainable solutions in the community, gain valuable real-world experiences, and prepare for your future.

In partnership with local Habitat organizations, AmeriCorps members serve in a variety of roles to increase Habitat’s ability to build homes, expand services, engage the community, and partner with people.

The AmeriCorps experience

Whether building doors and windows, engaging volunteers and community members, or helping make a plan to grow, Habitat AmeriCorps is an opportunity to sharpen your skills while helping others.

AmeriCorps members:
  • advocate for and raise awareness of social issues facing our community.

  • serve as team leaders and community organizers, gaining valuable hands-on project management experience.

  • develop procedures and build capacity for programs, such as the ReStore and Neighborhood Revitalization.

  • increase knowledge of service and engagement, while working alongside homeowners and volunteers.

Types of service

AmeriCorps members provide a unique human resource: motivated, passionate, hardworking people who address important community needs. From direct construction to developing volunteer programs, explore the ways in which you can serve with us.

AmeriCorps National

AmeriCorps National members serve the community in direct service and capacity building activities.

A complete term of service lasts approximately 10½ months following completion of 1,700 service hours.

AmeriCorps VISTA

AmeriCorps VISTA members are Volunteers in Service to America who perform indirect service to build capacity and sustainable resources.

A complete term of service lasts one year, typically including about 40 hours of work a week.

Benefits of service

All Habitat AmeriCorps members receive:

  • Living allowance
  • Monthly housing stipend paid directly to your landlord
  • Segal Education Award after successful completion of your service
  • Possible forbearance for qualified student loans
  • Child care benefits, if you qualify
  • Affordable Care Act-compliant health plan
  • Member Assistant Program that offers counseling and financial planning resources
  • Worker’s compensation insurance
  • Health plan benefit to your existing coverage to supplement out-of-pocket expenses
  • Member Assistant Program that offers counseling and financial planning resources
  • Relocation travel allowance minimum
  • Noncompetitive hiring status for federal government jobs for one year after your service

Ready to join the crusade for affordable housing?

Opportunities are available year-round, but most positions are posted in the spring and fall.

  • You must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident.
  • Be at least 18 years old and have a high school diploma or GED.
  • Individual positions may have additional specific requirements.

If you’d like to be notified about future service year opportunities when they become available, please let us know here.


Please contact Chris Orkwis at (619) 283-4663 x140 or

Current Opportunities

We don’t currently have any AmeriCorps positions open.