Rebuilding Together’s 11 month, capacity building AmeriCorps program is called CapacityCorps. Each year, 50 CapacityCorps members serve 28 affiliates in 20 states. Rebuilding Together CapacityCorps members build the capacity of grassroots Rebuilding Together programs so that they may be more sustainable, effective, and efficient in helping additional low-income homeowners and communities in need.
CapacityCorps members serve essential roles in building the capacity of their host site organizations in vital program areas, including: recruiting and managing volunteers, performing direct home repairs, connecting homeowners in need with our services, building community partnerships, and creating new programs.
Rebuilding Together South Sound hosts 3 CapacityCorps members every year, 2 starting in August and 1 starting in January. We will also host an AmeriCorps member focusing on Disaster Resiliency; they will be part of our team from July 2020 – March 2021.
AmeriCorps members oversee most aspects of running the home repair programs and client experience, build community awareness among populations most in need of these services, meeting with clients to develop scopes of work, presenting to volunteer groups, and managing inventory. AmeriCorps members are also involved in many aspects of the organization and work as part of the team to increase capacity, efficiency, and quality of services.