Holston Habitat for Humanity serving Sullivan, Washington, and Carter counties in Upper East Tennessee and Bristol, VA has recently been awarded the opportunity to host an AmeriCorps member for 2015. This construction team member will begin in January and will work closely with staff, volunteers and family partners in building up to twelve affordable housing units in the area. AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance of $12,000 for their year of service and a $5,645 educational award at the end of the year of service. This educational award can be used for future education expenses or to pay down student loans. It can also be used by older AmeriCorps members to pay for children or grandchildren’s educational expenses. Holston Habitat for Humanity is looking for energetic and community minded candidates who will enthusiastically serve the communities in motivating, teaching and training volunteers in the service of Habitat for Humanity. Please contact Art Pearce, Executive Director of Holston Habitat for Humanity to find out more about this opportunity or to receive an application for this position. Inquiries may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Holston Habitat for Humanity office at 423-239-7689. Additional information about AmeriCorps can be found at www.americorps.gov.