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Casa Verde Builders (CVB) Crew Member

American YouthWorks


Opportunity summary

Term length

6/5/2024 - 6/5/2025

Application window

10/1/2023 - 5/22/2024


Austin, Texas

Hourly pay equivalent


Project summary

Casa Verde Builders combines green building, affordable housing, and education in Austin, Texas. Over the past 20 years AmeriCorps members built 100+ green-built homes for low-income, first time homebuyers, conducted weatherization and home repair projects, and collaborated with Mobile Loaves & Fishes to construct tiny-homes at the CommunityFirst! Village for the chronically unhoused.

Opportunity description

Members will receive construction training in NCCER core curriculum, OSHA 10, Solar Training Certificate, and CPR/First Aid. Crews will work on new construction, tiny homes, weatherization, solar and home repair projects for marginalized communities. Members will assist as crew leaders of our YouthBuild crews helping to organize and lead projects. You'll be outdoors, rain or shine, using hand and power tools like hammers, saws, drills, shovels. We're looking for go-getters between 17 and 28 years old.


  • Workforce credential or certificate
  • Healthcare
  • Mental and behavioral health benefits

Requirements and qualifications


Walking, climbing, lifting. High School diploma or GED. access to transportation

Preferred qualifications

Strong verbal communication skills. Relationship building skills. Willingness to learn. Previous construction experience.

Opportunity details

Focus area

  • Weatherization of homes and public buildings
  • Solar and renewable energy systems installation

Work environment

  • Team based
  • Urban
  • Outdoor