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The Ministry of Caring AmeriCorps Program



Annually, AmeriCorps connects more than 75,000 Americans with opportunities for national service at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and faith-based groups across the country. These AmeriCorps members tackle pressing concerns like homelessness, unemployment, and financial illiteracy, and engage millions of volunteers to get things done in their communities. More than 1,000,000 members have completed more than 1 billion service hours since the program’s start in 1994.

AmeriCorps members serve approximately 40 hours per week. While enrolled, full time members are eligible to receive a living allowance and for student loan deferment. Health care and childcare assistance are also available to those members serving on a full-time basis. Upon successful completion of a term of service, members receive an education award to pay student loans or tuition at qualifying institutions.

AmeriCorps at the Ministry of Caring

The Ministry of Caring provides a diverse range of human services programs for low-income and homeless clients across Wilmington, DE. Our motto is, “the poor should never be treated poorly.” In this spirit, the Ministry tackles the immediate needs of people in crisis situations and offers support to individuals and families seeking to improve their long-term outlook.

Our AmeriCorps members promote economic opportunity through service in emergency shelters, employment search and job-readiness assistance, homeless outreach and support, and low-income senior housing. As a member of the Ministry of Caring AmeriCorps team, you will serve directly alongside Ministry of Caring clients and residents to bring positive change to our most vulnerable neighbors.

Open Positions

There are no open AmeriCorps service positions at this time.  Please feel free to check back periodically.


       AmeriCorps Kudos Corner!

                   Spotlight on Mark Jones

Kudos! to Mark Jones from Anthea Piscarik, Sr. Grant Writer: “Mark has been on a winning streak with grant applications (approximately $50,000 awarded from grants Mark solely completed)! Thanks to Mark, the Ministry of Caring received awards for a new roof for the Child Care Center, funds to operate the dental office, and awards for several other necessities that will help keep the Ministry of Caring flowing smoothly. Mark also enjoys serving, with Program Director ReeNee LaFate, at the Emmanuel Dining Room (West), where he has rolled up his sleeves to assist in making sure the needs are met of those experiencing hunger throughout the community. Mark is an integral part of our efforts, and we look forward to more successes!” Kudos! Mark for your demonstration of GREAT service! Note: Mark is a Lutheran Volunteer Corps Member and serves as an AmeriCorps Member at the Emmanuel Dining Room.

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 Cher Chandler at 302-516-1072 or



AmeriCorps Week 2019!! AmeriCorps Members ‘got things done’ at St. Patrick’s Center (Pictured with: St. Patrick’s Center Executive Director, Joel Harris and Volunteer Coordinator, Sr. Catherine Marie)



AmeriCorps Members organized the St. Patrick’s Center Food Closet and assisted in the Clothing Closet during AmeriCorps Week. Thank You St. Pat’s for letting us ‘get things done’ with you!


AmeriCorps Members reading and enjoying other activities with the children at Guardian Angel Child Care Center during AmeriCorps Week. The kids were making play dates for members to return for more fun! Thank you Guardian Angel for letting us ‘get things done’ with you!

AmeriCorps Members ‘getting things done’ at Samaritan Outreach by making care packages and organizing donations! You Rock!!

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