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Community Outreach Ministries is a faith-based non-profit organization focused on helping people in need in Polk County, Missouri.   A core verse 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:

 

Summer Lunch Associate:

AmeriCorps VISTA

 

Position Overview:

This position is a 10-week AmeriCorps VISTA service opportunity. The VISTA Summer Lunch Associate will assist Community Outreach Ministries in carrying out a summer lunch program to provide meals to school-age children during summer months when school is not in session. When school is in session, low-income families are able to utilize the free and reduced school lunch program to supplement their budgets and feed their kids. However, this is not the case in July and August when school is out. Over the past few years, COM has operated an SFSP feeding site to address this need. The Summer Associate will assist in recruiting volunteers, planning meals, and implementing the summer lunch program. The Summer Lunch Associate will have the opportunity to interact with COM staff, other local agencies, and community leaders throughout Polk County. The work this position accomplishes will help COM build up a program for addressing poverty in an empowering and holistic manner and will ultimately help numerous individuals in the community.

 

Benefits: AmeriCorps will pay a living stipend (approx. $575 biweekly) and an end-of-service award (choice of $1,374 toward educational expenses/loans or $345 cash). COM will also provide a one-time $50 gas voucher for accepted VISTA members.

 

Hours: 35-40 hours/week.

 

Dates of Service: June 6, 2022 to Aug. 14, 2022

Click here for more info on AmeriCorps benefits

Interested candidates should APPLY ONLINE HERE

Find our more about the AmeriCorps VISTA program at

https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorps-programs/americorps-vista

Feel free to also check out volunteer opportunities HERE. We are always looking for volunteers in the following areas:

  • Thrift Store

  • Food Pantry

  • Recycling

Those interested in volunteering may apply online.