If you are interested in reducing greenhouse gas emissions as well as helping Low to Moderate Income (LMI) people make ends meet, you should check out the new residential energy efficiency retrofit program, HEAL AR. The program, created by the William J. Clinton Foundation and the State of Arkansas, performs energy efficiency audits for LMI homes, and then retrofits the homes to be more energy-efficient, which then allows residents to redirect money from utilities to other basic needs. The position available is as an AmeriCorps member. For the HEAL AR project, your living allowance is $950 per month. In addition, HEAL AR AmeriCorps members may be eligible to receive Health
Insurance and those members who complete a full-time term of service will receive an AmeriCorps Education Award currently valued at $4,725.
In addition to receiving AmeriCorps basic training, you will learn–(both on the job and in the classroom) basic building science; skills and theory of energy efficient retrofits and operation of specialized equipment (blower doors, duct blasters, etc.). Project specific training will satisfy all OSHA, EPA and HUD requirements for health (Lead, asbestos, mold and combustion), job site (personal protective equipment, stairways and ladders, scaffolds, fall protection, electrical and fire prevention), and tool safety. Additionally, Standard First Aid and CPR training will be provided, along with applicable “green” training/certifications throughout the project year. HEAL AR will promote a diverse work environment for all of its members.
For more information, or to view the original post, check out the posting on the EAC jobs board.