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Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity
101 Gregg Drive
Buena Vista, CO
DescriptionHabitat for Humanity was founded in 1976 with a mission of eliminating poverty housing and homelessness worldwide. To date, Habitat International has built over 500,000 homes and served well over 2 million people. Located in beautiful Buena Vista, Chaffee County Habitat for Humanity was established in 2000, and has built 13 new homes and served 16 families.
One of Colorado’s most desirable summer locations, Buena Vista is surrounded by 14,000 foot peaks and located on the banks of the Arkansas River. A destination for visitors, interns will wake up every day to the beauty of the Arkansas Valley. This is a great opportunity to experience the best of what Colorado has to offer, learn valuable life lessons and skills all while helping to transform one family’s life forever. Travel expenses and housing included and potential school credit and stipend.
The student intern will be a member of the CCHFH staff and will work directly with all staff and volunteers. They will work with local and travelling volunteer groups, and share in the excitement of our summer building activities. They will also act as a representative for CCHFH to donors, volunteers, and the community. CCHFH is a small primarily volunteer-based organization providing the intern with the opportunity to be creative, successful, and gain on-the-job training that will assist them in their future career search.
ResponsibilitiesA. Assist with management of construction site when groups are present.
B. Communicate regularly with local and traveling groups to ensure their needs are met, questions are met and they are prepared prior to volunteering and/or their arrival.
C. Work with PR and Marketing team on local outreach and fundraising events.
D. Coordinate with Food Program and Site Host teams.
E. Assist with the planning of other building projects such as home rehabilitations or A Brush with Kindness.
F. Understand and support the mission and vision of CCHFH.
G. Assist with volunteer recruitment.
RequirementsA. Detail oriented, ability to multi-task and manage time well.
B. Strong interpersonal skills both with individuals and large groups.
C. Professional, friendly and enthusiastic personality.
D. Exceptional telephone and computer skills.
E. Ability to meet daily and weekly deadlines.
F. CPR/First Aid training.
G. Successfully completes a background investigation to perform duties as required.