Employment / Service


Community Outreach Ministries is a faith-based non-profit organization focused on helping people in need in Polk County, Missouri.   The motto for Community Outreach Ministries is Matthew 25:35-36 “For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and COM Application to Micah Titterington (Executive Director) at MicahT@bolivarcom.org. Download the COM application hereCheck out our available employment & service opportunities here:

Thrift Store Associate

Reports To:    Thrift Store Manager

Hours:            Part-time, 12 hours per week

Schedule:      Tuesday & Thursday within the hours of 9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

Rate of Pay:   $9.00/hr

Job Summary:

The Thrift Store Associate performs certain tasks in the thrift store, including but not limited to working the cash register, assisting customers, overseeing thrift store volunteers, restocking thrift store items, sorting donations, cleaning, and quality control. They will also perform other duties as directed by the thrift store manager.


General Duties:

The Associate is responsible for, but not limited to, the following range of job duties:

  • Stocking, arranging, and tidying merchandise on the sales floor

  • Assist with customers, whether it is working at the register or locating items

  • Digital and physical marketing

  • Processing sales

  • Assist in the intake, sorting, and pricing of donations

  • Maintaining a clean and organized store

  • Assist with donation pickups and purchase deliveries

  • Other duties as assigned

Note: Not all incumbents perform all the duties described above but perform a similar range of duties.


Physical Effort/Dexterity Required:

The performance of the job regularly requires standing for long periods of time, twisting, bending, crouching, reaching overhead, pushing and pulling, lifting and kneeling.

The Associate may be required to assist moving large and/or heavy objects, such as furniture.

Please notify the Store Manager of any possible restrictions prior to acceptance of the job.




  • Basic mathematical skills to include adding, subtracting, multiplying, dividing, and calculating percentages

  • Money handling skills, including making change and counting correct denominations

  • Proficiency with social media (including Facebook and Instagram)

  • Commitment to excellent customer service

  • Possess communication skills (both verbal and written), interpersonal and team-oriented skills

  • Ability to follow direction, and understand what is being asked of them

  • Willing to learn

  • Promote the values of Community Outreach Ministries with Christ-like attitude and actions


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a retail position, preferably in a second-hand or thrift environment

  • Experience working with volunteers

  • Valid Missouri driver’s license and age 25 or older

  • Prior marketing experience

  • Open to flexible scheduling

  • Be active in a local church and possess good spiritual and emotional health


To apply, please send a resume, application (above), and cover letter to Micah Titterington at MicahT@bolivarcom.org or PO Box 181, Bolivar, MO 65613.

Additionally, we are always looking for volunteers in the following areas:

  • Thrift Store

  • Food Pantry

  • Recycling

Those interested in volunteering may apply online.