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The Ministry of Caring AmeriCorps Program

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AmeriCorps                                                                                                                                                                                                                

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.

Apply to the Ministry of Caring’s AmeriCorps Program HERE.

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

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.

Client Support Coach, Samaritan Outreach
Connecting clients with resources available at the Distribution Center and in the wider community is a primary responsibility of the Client Support Coach. This full time AmeriCorps member also processes donations, organizes and maintains the warehouse, and assists with reporting. Must be able to lift items of up to 20 lbs regularly and up to 50 lbs occasionally. The ability to maintain a professional and welcoming demeanor is necessary for success in this role.

Term of service runs September 1, 2018 through August 31, 2019. Full-time position with stipend and eligibility for education award of at least $6,095.00. Health insurance available, no premium. Child care assistance offered to eligible members.

Full Position Description

Rapid Re-Housing Assistant

The Ministry of Caring’s Rapid Re-Housing program assists persons experiencing homelessness in finding secure, affordable housing.   The program provides rental subsidies and utility assistance for clients, as well as case management and workshops to help clients improve skills and become self-sufficient.  The program may make referrals to supportive services programs, if necessary.  The AmeriCorps member will be responsible for assuring quality service in a safe, non-judgmental manner to clients, visitors, and employees compassionately and professionally.

Term of service will be November 2018 through August 31, 2019.  Full-time position, Monday thru Friday, and typical hours are 8 AM to 4 PM with stipend and eligibility for education award of at least $6,095.00.  Health insurance available; no premium.  Child care assistance offered to eligible members.

Full Position Description

Intern, Rapid Re-Housing (part time)

The AmeriCorps program is seeking an Intern for our Rapid Re-Housing program.  Any applicant should be highly dependable and interested in helping clients secure safe, affordable housing; a first step toward stability and thriving.  Ideally, the Intern will be a student in Human Services who is interested in nonprofit careers.  Professionalism, good communication, and computer skills are required.  Driver’s license and personal transportation are a plus.  There is NO stipend associated with this position.  However, upon successful completion of 300 or 450 service hours, there is  eligibility to receive a Segal Education Award of $1,289.95 – $1,612.43.  The position is located in Wilmington, DE and the schedule will be set by the Rapid Re-Housing Program Director.  Hours are flexible, but must be completed during the day Monday through Friday.

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 Cher Chandler at 302-516-1072 or americorps@ministryofcaring.org.

 

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

This common application may be sent to any AmeriCorps program nationwide.

In order for your application to come to us you must first complete the form, then navigate to the Ministry of Caring “Service Opportunity” that interests you and submit.

 

Take a look at our available positions:

               

 

 

    AmeriCorps Kudos Corner!

     Spotlight on Elizabeth Bonin

Kudos! from Louisa Teoli: Elizabeth came to serve at the Ministry of Caring at a very busy and demanding time – our communications director was leaving for another job and we had two very large fundraisers coming up, plus regular communications that needed to be done. Elizabeth stepped up to the plate and hit all home runs!  Working with volunteers that at times could be difficult and pushy – she never lost her cool, she stayed calm, making the changes with a smile, and voiced not one complaint. She met deadlines that were in days of each other and finished projects that needed her completion. Elizabeth is the epitome of team work – she is a true example for all of us to follow – Thank you Elizabeth for your commitment to service with the Ministry of Caring family!

 

 

 

Our Ministry of Caring team after AmeriCorps Delaware’s 2018 Framing Frenzy service project.

The MoC Corps with the State Office of Volunteerism at the annual celebration of AmeriCorps service. PC: AmeriCorps*Delaware.          

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