Habitat for Humanity International Disaster Risk Reduction and Response department seeking an AmeriCorps VISTA for project development!
Established in 1999, the Disaster Risk Reduction and Response department works to build the capacity of the global Habitat community in the areas of disaster mitigation, preparedness and recovery through education, training, program consultation and resource development. The mission of Habitat for Humanity International’s Disaster Risk Reduction and Response department is to develop innovative housing and shelter assistance models that generate sustainable interventions for people vulnerable to or affected by disasters or conflicts.
During a year of service with us, AmeriCorps members will gain insight into the inner workings of a nonprofit organization and gain hands-on experience in leadership, training development and volunteer management. This AmeriCorps member will serve at Habitat’s administrative headquarters in downtown Atlanta, Georgia. For more information about the Disaster Risk Reduction and Response department, please visit our website.
As a project development VISTA with our Disaster Risk Reduction and Response department, you will work towards the following goals:Support Habitat for Humanity International in the development of a virtual Center for Disaster Resilience.
Support the Disaster Risk Reduction and Response department in developing training materials and rolling them out to local Habitat affiliates through a combination of face-to-face and virtual trainings as part of a long-term Disaster Risk Reduction and Response capacity building.
Build capacity of the Disaster Corps volunteer program, which serves as a valuable delivery mechanism for Disaster Risk Reduction and Response affiliate support at the community level. This project will be supported with additional resources coming from Disaster Corps volunteers, Habitat affiliates and state support organizations, as well as the U.S. office. Also, the project responsibilities will transition to existing staff and volunteers once the member’s term has ended.
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