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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 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. AmeriCorps members support Ministry programs including emergency shelters, employment services, 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

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.

 

Employment Navigator, Job Placement Center

The AmeriCorps program will offer an opportunity to serve in the Job Placement Center starting May 2018 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 $2,200 upon successful completion of the term. We are seeking a highly dependable individual who is interested in serving as the first point of contact at the Job Placement Center and working one-to-one with clients navigating the employment search process. Basic computer literacy required. Health insurance and child care assistance available.

Full Position Description

 

Résumé Specialist, Job Placement Center (Part Time Summer Position)

Internship available within the Job Placement Center Program, to run from May through August 2018. There is NO stipend associated with this position. Between start date and August 31, 2018, member will serve 300+ hours; 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. Position will be compatible with an individual who possesses excellent writing skills, interest in serving clients who face serious barriers to employment, and experience formatting documents in Microsoft Word.

Full Position Description

 

Intern, Rapid Re-Housing (Part Time Summer Position)

The AmeriCorps program is seeking an intern for our Rapid Re-Housing program, to begin in May 2018 and completing 300+ hours. There is NO stipend associated with this position. There will be a requirement of at least 300 hours between May and mid-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. Schedule would include approximately four days of service/week. We are seeking a highly dependable individual who is interested in working with clients one-on-one to help them secure safe, affordable housing, a first step toward stability and thriving. Basic computer literacy required.

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 May and mid-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. Schedule would include approximately four days of service/week. 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.

Full Position Description

 

More placements will be available for the 2018-2019 program year, dependent upon program funding. If you are interested in exploring opportunities beginning in September 2018, please feel welcome to call or email the AmeriCorps Program Coordinator.

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 Madi Johnson at 302-516-1074 or americorps@ministryofcaring.org.

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