Our Programs


Email us at:  dhss_VolunteerDelaware@state.de.us


Volunteer Delaware
Volunteer Delaware strives to promote volunteer opportunities, community outreach, diverse volunteer outreach programs and many various resources to enhance the health and well-being of all Delawareans.  Volunteer Delaware partners with nonprofit organizations and agencies to provide compelling volunteer opportunities and to effectively utilize the talents of people who serve. As the state's leading volunteer organization, Volunteer Delaware offers training, resources, and networking opportunities that equip agencies to engage volunteers in meaningful service.  We are also the go-to destination for companies of all sizes looking to improve their community service initiative.


Volunteer Delaware 50+
Volunteer Delaware 50+, part of Volunteer Delaware, helps individuals age 50 and older use the skills and talents learned over the years, or develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within the community. Volunteer Delaware 50+ volunteers choose how, where, and how often they want to serve, with their preferred level of commitment. Join the more than 2,500 Volunteer Delaware 50+ members and start making a difference today.


Foster Grandparent Program
If you are 55, or older, and wish to share your experience and compassion with the youth in your community, you have what it takes to be a Foster Grandparent! As a Foster Grandparent, you are a role model, a mentor, and a friend. You will receive pre-service orientation, training from the organization where you serve, and supplemental accident and liability insurance while on duty. Foster Grandparents serve up to 40 hours per week. Some volunteers may qualify to earn a tax-free, hourly stipend. So get involved, and join today!

AmeriCorps is an opportunity to make a difference in your life as well as the lives of those around you. Similar to a domestic Peace Corps, it is a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others in addition to helping others and meeting critical needs in your community. AmeriCorps matches your interests to the area of the country in which you would like to serve, creating a unique way to serve others. When a group of people come together with a goal in mind they can change the world. Whether your service makes a community safer, gives a child a second chance, or helps protect the environment, you'll be getting things done through AmeriCorps!