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Westminster Home Connection

Ramp Builder and Volunteer Coordinator

Westminster Home Connection


Job Summary

Westminster Home Connection makes critical home repairs and mobility modifications to empower older adults and those with disabilities to age in place safely and with the dignity all of us deserve. We help preserve 250 homes a year in Greater Nashville. Westminster has nine employees, five of whom are full-time construction employees.

Wheelchair Ramp Construction and Volunteer Coordinator is a new position to design and construct 40 wheelchair ramps annually and develop existing and new volunteer teams who provide most of the labor on the day of the ramp build.  The ideal candidate will have carpentry experience including experience in wooden ramp design and construction, along with a willingness to work with volunteers and a heart for service. If you can complete high-quality work in a timely manner with limited supervision, this may be a good position for you.  We offer the opportunity to learn new skills as well.  Our staff with different trade skills cross-train each other.

Job Responsibilities

  • Designing and constructing wheelchair ramps to provide accessibility for individuals with mobility challenges.
  • Overseeing and coordinating existing volunteer teams and developing new volunteer teams to build ramps in their communities.
  • When not working in the ramp program, assist our Construction Technicians on other repair and mobility work at client homes.

Your primary duties will include:

Design Customized Ramps: Collaborate with clients to assess their specific accessibility needs and design wheelchair ramps tailored to their requirements.

Compliance: Ensure that all ramp designs comply with relevant accessibility standards and building codes.

Materials: Create a materials list, order, and deliver to the job site prior to construction.


  • Oversee the construction process from start to finish, including site preparation, foundation work, installation of supports, and assembly of ramp components.
  • Supervision of volunteer workers or team leaders during ramp builds.

Host Volunteer Projects:

  • Prepare the job site by dropping off lumber and other supplies. This preparation may include starting projects if they are large or complicated.
  • Supervise volunteer teams during ramp installation activities, providing guidance, support, and troubleshooting as needed to ensure quality workmanship and adherence to project specifications. The goal is for everyone to be comfortably engaged. Surplus volunteers can do yard work or spend time keeping the client company.
  • Post Volunteer Projects in our online portal, respond to volunteers as they sign up, log their hours, and run background checks. Other staff may also work in this area, but the primary responsibility will belong to the Wheelchair Ramp Construction and Volunteer Coordinator.
  • Quality Assurance: Conducting quality checks throughout the construction process to ensure that ramps meet high standards of safety, stability, and functionality.

Collaboration: Collaborate closely with clients, case managers, Westminster Home Connection staff, and other stakeholders to coordinate ramp design and construction on each home project.

Client Service: Develop project timelines, schedules, and task assignments for volunteer teams, ensuring efficient and timely completion of ramp installations. Provide excellent service by communicating effectively with clients and volunteers, addressing their concerns, and ensuring their satisfaction with the finished ramps.


  • Proven experience in carpentry and designing and building wheelchair ramps or similar structures.
  • Willingness to work with volunteer teams. Experience working with volunteers is preferred.
  • Strong knowledge of accessibility standards, building codes, and regulations related to wheelchair ramp construction.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong attention to detail and problem-solving abilities.
  • Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Physical Requirements: This job is performed in a smoke-free environment.  The normal and customary methods of performing this job’s functions require the following physical demands: sitting, walking, standing, willing to lift up to 80 lbs., carrying, pushing, and/or pulling; some stooping, kneeling, and/or crouching; climbing stairs; significant finger dexterity.  Hearing requirements include perceiving the nature of sounds at normal speaking levels with or without correction and the ability to receive detailed information through oral communication and to make the discriminations in sound. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distant, color, and peripheral vision, and depth perception.

Additional Information



  • Annual salary, depending on experience
  • Simple IRA
  • Vacation/holidays
  • Health Insurance Supplement

How to Apply

Send letter/email and resume to: Jobs@westminsterhomeconnection.org


  • Date Posted: May 7, 2024
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Housing
  • Start Date: 05/27/2024
  • Salary Range: TBD
  • Working Hours: 40 hrs/wk