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:

Program Development Coordinator: AmeriCorps VISTA

(Posted 08-21-2020)


Position Overview:

This position is an AmeriCorps VISTA volunteer service opportunity. The VISTA Program Development Coordinator will develop a comprehensive job and life skills training program for low-income individuals in Polk County Missouri that will empower low-income households with skills for long-term success and help connect individuals to meaningful employment opportunities. The program will create internship opportunities at COM for unemployed clients, educate clients on life skills and employment soft skills, and connect clients to long-term employers upon completion of the program. The Program Development Coordinator will research current assets and resources in the community, design the employment access and training program for COM’s clients, and recruit volunteers to assist with and run the program. They will also coordinate with local businesses to establish partnerships which will allow for employment opportunities for clients upon completion of the program. The VISTA member 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 establish a new 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. $514 biweekly), provide health insurance, relocation for those moving to Bolivar, and an end-of-service award (choice of $6000 toward educational expenses or $1800 cash). COM will also provide a one-time $500 housing stipend payable to a local landlord for accepted VISTA members.


Hours: 40 hours/week.


Dates of Service: 2020 to 2021 (12 months)

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Interested candidates should email a resume to MicahT@bolivarcom.org

Thrift Store Associate (part-time)

(Posted 08-25-2020)

Position Overview:

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, and quality control. They will also perform other duties as directed by the thrift store manager. The successful candidate will be called of God, be committed to serve as a member of a faith-driven team, and have a strong interest in the overall service and ministry of Community Outreach Ministries (COM). 

Reports to: Thrift Store Manager

Hours: 12 hours per week (scheduled Tuesday through Saturday)

Duties & Responsibilities:

Daily Tasks:

1.      Greet and direct customers, providing them with accurate information

2.      Operate the cash register

3.      Accept donations from community members and sort donations

4.      Maintain a clean and organized donation area

5.      Put inventory away and organize inventory

6.      Ensure the thrift store stays neat and clean

7.      Clean and stock bathrooms

8.      Hang and remove clothes from racks

9.      Other duties as assigned

Weekly Tasks:

1.      Clean the floors in the store

2.      Bundle hangers

3.      Fill soda cooler

4.      Maintain weekly color rotation

Monthly Tasks:

1.      Clean all of the shelves

2.      Clean all the windows

3.      Clean all the door frames



1.      One or more years of retail or customer service experience

2.      High School diploma or GED preferred

3.      Be in good physical condition and be able to lift and carry a minimum of 20 pounds

4.      Ability to observe proper money handling policies and practices

5.      Strong eye for visual merchandising

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