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The Ministry of Caring AmeriCorps Program

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AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 1,000,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.

AmeriCorps members serve approximately 40 hours per week and will receive a living allowance and the opportunity to defer student loans with most loan providers while enrolled. Full time members, who serve 1700 hours over a one year period, can also elect to receive health care and childcare assistance if eligible. Upon successful completion of the term and hours of service, members will receive an education award that can be used towards qualified student loans and future education expenses.

Opportunities to serve your community are now available! Apply HERE.

Note that this is the national website; in order for your application to come to us you must first create the application, then navigate back to the Ministry of Caring listing and submit your application to us.

AmeriCorps at the Ministry of Caring

The Ministry of Caring provides a network of services in the Wilmington, DE area. Our motto, “The poor should never be treated poorly,” holds true each and every day as the Ministry works to eradicate homelessness and poverty and help those most in need rise to self-sufficiency. AmeriCorps members serve across many of our service locations, including at emergency shelters, our Job Placement Center, in homeless outreach and support, and Sacred Heart Village low-income senior housing. As a member of the Ministry of Caring AmeriCorps team, you will serve directly with Ministry of Caring clients and residents to bring positive change to those most in need.

Open Positions

For all open positions, please apply using the link above, and specify which position(s) you are interested in. You may apply for multiple positions with the same application.

Shelter Assistant, Hope House II

This is a short-term position, with a minimum of 300 hours required. The position will be scheduled for 8-10 weeks, anticipated to start in mid to late January 2018 and run through mid to late March 2018. The hours are Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm. This position receives a stipend of $485 biweekly (taxable), and is eligible for a Segal Education Award of approximately $1,200 upon successful completion of the term. We are seeking a highly dependable individual who is interested in learning more about the human services field through this short-term, hands-on position. Basic computer literacy is required. Health insurance is not available for this position.

Full Position Description

 

Assistant, Rapid Re-Housing

The AmeriCorps program is anticipating an opening within the Rapid Re-Housing program starting around the end of January (exact date TBD) and ending August 31, 2018, with the possibility of contract renewal depending on performance and program funding. The hours are Monday through Friday, 8am-4pm. This position receives a stipend of $485 biweekly (taxable), and is eligible for a Segal Education Award of over $2,900 upon successful completion of the term. We are seeking a highly dependable individual who is interested in working with clients one-on-one to help them secure safe, affordable housing and reach self-sufficiency. Basic computer literacy required. Health insurance is not available for this position.

Full Position Description

 

Intern, Rapid Re-Housing (Part Time)

The AmeriCorps program is seeking an intern for our Rapid Re-Housing program, starting around the end of January (exact date TBD) and completing 300+ hours. There is NO stipend associated with this position. There will be a requirement of at least 300 hours between January and August 2018; the position is eligible for a Segal Education Award of approximately $1,200 upon successful completion of the term. The schedule is flexible, but hours are anticipated to be accomplished during the day on weekdays. If the hours are spread evenly from January to August, this works out to approximately two days per week; if the hours are completed in a shorter timeframe, more days per week will be required. We are seeking a highly dependable individual who is interested in working with clients one-on-one to help them secure safe, affordable housing and reach self-sufficiency. Basic computer literacy required. Health insurance is not available for this position.

Full Position Description

 

Shelter Assistant, House of Joseph I (Part Time)

This position will function more like an internship than many of our other AmeriCorps positions. There is NO stipend associated with this position. There will be a requirement of at least 300 hours between January and August 2018; the position is eligible for a Segal Education Award of approximately $1,200 upon successful completion of the term. The schedule is flexible, but hours are anticipated to be accomplished during the day on weekdays. If the hours are spread evenly from January to August, this works out to approximately two days per week; if the hours are completed in a shorter timeframe, more days per week will be required. We are seeking a highly dependable individual who is interested in learning more about the human services field. Current students with internship requirements are encouraged to apply.  Basic computer literacy is required. Health insurance is not available for this position.

Full Position Description

 

Requirements

  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident.
  • Pass a background check and drug test.

The Ministry of Caring AmeriCorps program is made possible through a generous grant from Serve Delaware.


If you have questions about the program, please contact Lauren McLoughlin at 302-516-1077 or americorps@ministryofcaring.org.

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