Westminster Home Connection is hiring a Ramp Builder & Volunteer Coordinator

Posted By: Megan Goyer Job Listings,

Organization: Westminster Home Connection

Job Title: Wheelchair Ramp Construction and Volunteer Coordinator

Location: Nashville, TN

Salary Range: $38,000 - $45,000 annually, depending on experience

Overview: 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. 

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

Primary Duties:

  1. Design Customized Ramps: Collaborate with clients to assess their specific accessibility needs  and design wheelchair ramps tailored to their requirements. 
  2. Compliance: Ensure that all ramp designs comply with relevant accessibility standards and  building codes.
  3. Materials: Create a materials list, ordering, and delivering to the job site prior to construction.
  4. Construction: 
    1. Oversee the construction process from start to finish, including site preparation,  foundation work, installation of supports, and assembly of ramp components. b. Supervision of volunteer workers or team leaders during ramp builds.
  5. Host Volunteer Projects. 
    1. Prepare the jobsite by dropping off lumber and other supplies. This preparation may  include starting projects if they are large or complicated. 
    2. 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.
    3. 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. 
  6. Quality Assurance: Conducting quality checks throughout the construction process to ensure that ramps meet high standards of safety, stability, and functionality. 
  7. Collaboration: Collaborate closely with clients, case managers, Westminster Home Connection staff, and other stakeholders to coordinate ramp design and construction on each home project. 
  8. 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 discrimination in sound. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distant, color, and peripheral vision, and depth perception.  

Working Hours: Full-time position, 40 hours per week with the ability to work flexible hours,  including some Saturdays. 


  • Annual salary between $38,000 - $45,000, depending on experience
  • Simple IRA
  • Vacation/holidays
  • Health Insurance Supplement 

Supervisor: Construction Manager 

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

Deadline for applications: May 20, 2024 

About Westminster Home Connection: 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.