Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Engagement Associate VISTA - (MAVA)

July 16, 2021
Moorhead, Minnesota

Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity (LAHFH) is a sub-site of the Minnesota Alliance for Volunteer Advancement's (MAVA) Intermediary AmeriCorps VISTA Program, and is hosting a VISTA member from 8/16/2021-8/15/2022. This site is currently accepting applications and the position will be open until filled. Visit for more information about AmeriCorps VISTA.

Position Description: The Volunteer Engagement Associate VISTA member will be responsible for researching, strategizing, and implementing volunteer recruitment, retention, and recognition strategies that enhance the current processes at Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity (LAHFH). The VISTA member will have full support and access to the Volunteer Coordinator and other relevant staff members, or volunteers whenever is needed, but should be able to work independently to execute on high-level tasks. Many members from our local community want to support the mission of LAHFH in any way they can. This VISTA member role is meant to design a sustainable program that effectively manages these individuals/groups to add the most possible value to both the volunteers and our organization, so we can continue to grow our community impact.

Organization Description: Lake Agassiz Habitat for Humanity (LAHFH) partners with qualified families in Cass County, ND and Clay County, MN to build a safe, decent, and affordable home for their family. With the help from thousands of donors and volunteers, we can carry out our mission of putting God’s love into action by bringing people together to build homes, communities, and hope. LAHFH has been around since 1991, and in our 30 years, we have built and sold 65 homes in our community and are currently working on 4 more. LAHFH is in Moorhead, MN which is right across the river from Fargo, ND. The Fargo-Moorhead Area offers an abundance of opportunities, whether it is employment, things to do, or opportunities for connections. Plus, we have some of the nicest people you will ever meet! You will find everything from urban night life to outdoor experiences, to family-friendly entertainment. The Volunteer Engagement Associate VISTA member will lead LAHFH’s efforts toward a coveted volunteer program that engages people of all ages in our community. By building our organization’s capacity for a sustainable volunteer recruitment, retention, and recognition strategy, we will help transform more volunteers into donors and vice versa, which will allow us to serve more families each year. The ideal candidate must be able to take initiative, communicate effectively, believe in our mission, deal with ambiguity, and easily adapt to change. LAHFH has a high potential for growth, and we are looking for candidates who can take our nonprofit to the next level. 

MAVA VISTA Program Benefits: As a MAVA VISTA member, you will work with a cohort of other VISTA members attending monthly professional development workshops, partnering to deliver presentations, and working closely with MAVA staff and members. In exchange for your year of service you will receive $1,150/month, access to professional development funds, and free registration to MAVA trainings and conferences. Contact for more information about the MAVA VISTA Program.

Program Start/End Date: 8/16/21 – 8/15/22

Education Level: Some College

Benefits include: Childcare assistance (if eligible), professional development opportunities, relocation allowance (if applicable), health coverage, connections for affordable housing options, used home furnishings (if needed), monthly gift cards for groceries, bus pass (if no personal vehicle), gift card to purchase winter clothing (if needed), education award of $6,345 or cash stipend of $1,800 following completion of service.

Contact LAHFH:

Brianna Gruenberg

210 11th St. N.

Moorhead, MN 56560-2033

Phone – 218-359-0814
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Company Name:

Minnesota Alliance for Volunteer Advancement


$14960 Per Year

Job Category:

Community Engagement, Housing, Program/ Project Management, Volunteer Services


Housing/ Shelter

Position Type:

Temporary/ Seasonal