Construction Crew Member

Status Actively recruiting
Openings Several
Service dates September 7, 2022 - August 4, 2023
Applications Applications are currently open July 1, 2022 - August 15, 2022 for all positions.

As a Construction Crew Member you will play a vital role in building and repairing homes on a local level. You will learn and perform construction tasks on new and rehab homes; demolition, site prep, framing, roofing, siding, insulation, drywall, flooring, finish carpentry, and landscaping. You will attend site safety trainings and work with staff to maintain a safe and efficient build site. Leading groups of skilled and unskilled volunteers you will make homeownership possible for partner families striving for a better life. No previous
experience in construction required.


  • Actively assist staff, volunteers, and homeowners to build, rehabilitate, or repair homes.
  • Offer guidance and leadership to volunteers partnering with Habitat on the construction site and community projects.
  • Assist with hands-on construction tasks including but not limited to:
    Site prep
    Finish carpentry
  • Maintain site safety through modeling of safety practices and guidelines. Attend safety trainings with construction staff.
  • Help with materials management on site and at affiliate storage locations including set up and clean up of project sites.
  • Attend required meetings, trainings and events:
    On site and affiliate orientation
    OSHA 30 safety licensing
    First Aid / CPR
    Lockton Safety courses
    MA AmeriCorps Opening Day
    MLK National Day of Service / Veterans Day of Service
    Evaluations with Direct Supervisors and Host Site Manager
    Professional Development trainings & host site events as needed
    Buildin’ it up sessions


  • Participate in planning, debriefing, and safety meetings as needed.
  • On occasion, members may participate in larger community projects such as lot cleanups, community gardens, etc.

Pittsfield, MA

Living allowance Full Time $16,000 - Part Time TBD
  • A living stipend of $16,000 for full time members ($680.85 bi-weekly).
  • A living stipend of $8,851 for half time members.
  • Education award upon successful program completion, ($6,345 - full time, $3,172.50 – half time). o Scholarship can be applied to past loans, future education, and professional training certificates for up to 7 years.
  • Paid time off including holidays and personal days (10 days for full time or 5 days for half time).
  • Over 125 hours of professional training and networking in the construction and trades field and the non-profit sector.
  • Minimum Essential Health Care coverage if needed.
  • Loan and interest accrual deferment for qualifying loans during term of service.
  • Childcare benefits assistance for qualifying members.
Education benefits Education Award: $6,345 FT, PT TDB
Education requirements High School or GED education
Desired skills, certifications or qualifications


  • US Citizen or a permanent resident
  • High School or GED education
  • 17 years of age or older
  • Complete a minimum of 1700 hours (full time) or 900 hours (1/2 time) of documented service with Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity during the program term.
    o Program runs August 30, 2021 through July 29, 2022 for fulltime positions.
    o Program runs January 31, 2022 through July 29, 2022 for half time positions (when available) o Members will serve Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:30pm (40 hours per week)
    o Weekend and/or evenings may be required for various events or trainings
  • Complete all required AmeriCorps documentation and monthly reporting.
  • Ability to work in a team and collaborate.
  • Be able to lift 50 lbs. without strain and work on your feet for several hours at a time.
  • Comfortable with heights and going up and down extension and step ladders.
  • Transportation or ability to commute to Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity’s local job sites.
Other conditions

Criminal Background Check: Members are required to complete a federal criminal background check before beginning their term of service. Immediate disqualifications include, being listed on a state sex offender registry or being convicted of a violent crime. Full criminal background check policy available online or by contacting our office:

Weekly Hours 40 hours FT, Approximately 20 hours PT
Our mission Central Berkshire Habitat for Humanity builds strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
Disaster Relief, Life Skills, Poverty, Social Justice & Equality