Working at Habitat

At Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity, we work to support the vision that everyone deserves a safe, stable, and affordable place to call home.

Hiring Philosophy

Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity team members are motivated by our mission and live out our core values each day.

We seek employees who are comfortable adapting to change, understand perspectives different from their own, and are willing to learn from others.

We invite applicants who are problem solvers and who balance self-direction with teamwork.

We seek employees who value collegiality, respect, and pride in workplace.

On Diversity and Inclusion

Tacoma/Pierce County Habitat for Humanity strives for diversity of thought across our organization. We are committed to cultivating a staff who reflects the communities in which we build. We aim to attract candidates who broaden our diversity of race, gender, sexual orientation, age, ethnicity, religion, cultural experiences, skills, and community representation. We believe the inclusion and amplification of our differences create a more effective workplace and a more compassionate world.


Habitat offers a competitive salary and benefits packages including fully paid medical, vision and dental insurance; 403(b) retirement plan, and vacation, sick leave and paid holidays.


About AmeriCorps

With Habitat AmeriCorps, you can serve in a leadership role on an active build site or at a local Habitat office coordinating volunteers and serving Habitat clients. As stipend volunteers, AmeriCorps members receive a monthly living allowance to serve full-time, working to engage more volunteers and serve more families in our community – all the while gaining real-world work experience. Free housing is available for qualified candidates.

Tacoma Habitat is now recruiting for the 2024/2025 term with the following open positions:

Construction Crew Leader (3)

Construction Crew Leaders guide groups of volunteers (both skilled and unskilled) and homeowner families in construction activities while maintaining a safe, efficient work environment.

Learn more and apply here.

Crew Leaders typically serve Tuesday – Saturday on the build site.

Volunteer Services Coordinator

The Volunteer Services Coordinator helps recruit, train, schedule and recognize volunteers while growing the volunteer base and advancing individual and group partnerships. Market within the community to recruit new volunteers. Develop new events and opportunities for volunteers to engage with the mission of Habitat for Humanity.

Learn more and apply here.

The Volunteer Service Coordinator typically serves Tuesday – Saturday to support work on the build site.

AmeriCorps Benefits
  • Living allowance of $17,600 for approximately 10 ½ months of service.
  • Segal Education Award of $6,895, upon successful completion of service.
  • Forbearance for most federally-guaranteed student loans.
  • Health care benefits and enrollment in Employee Assistance Plan.
  • Personal and medical leave — approximately 10 days total.
  • Personal and professional development opportunities.
  • Child care benefits, if you qualify.
  • Worker’s compensation insurance.
  • Free housing may be available.

Minimum Requirements – 

Applicants must be a U.S. citizen, national or lawful permanent resident at least 18 or older and have a high school diploma or GED.

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AmeriCorps FAQs

What is AmeriCorps?

AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that take different approaches to improve lives and foster civic engagement. More than 250,000 Americans across the country participate in AmeriCorps each year, tackling various community needs in different ways.

What are you looking for in an AmeriCorps candidate?

Generally, we’re looking for people who:

  • Are passionate about serving the community through direct service.
  • Demonstrate respect for diversity of opinion, experience, and background.
  • Desire to gain hands-on experience in the affordable housing and nonprofit sector.
  • Have experience working on a team.
  • Possess stellar interpersonal communication skills.
  • Are motivated and committed to serve full time and in person.

Visit Habitat for Humanity International’s website for AmeriCorps openings nationwide. Learn more about the process and program at the AmeriCorps website. Questions about serving in the Pacific Northwest? Contact us.