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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:

 

 

Warehouse Driver

Reports To:    Assistant Executive Director

Job Type:       Part-time

Schedule:      Tuesdays and Fridays

Hours:            12 hours per week

Rate of Pay:   $9.00/hr

 

Position Overview:

The Warehouse Driver assists the mission of Community Outreach Ministries (COM) by driving COM truck to pick up thrift store donations of furniture and large items, deliver large thrift store purchases to customers, pick up cardboard recycling from local businesses. They will also assist the Warehouse Associate with processing recycling products and will perform other duties as directed by the Assistant Executive Director.

 

General Duties:

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

  • Driving the COM trucks for the thrift store to pick up large donations and to deliver furniture purchases to customers

  • Weekly pickups of cardboard recycling from local businesses contracted with COM

  • Assist Warehouse Associate in processing recycling products. This includes, baling cardboard and textiles, emptying recycle bins, and delivering recycling to the Polk County Recycle Center.

  • Maintain a maintenance and usage log for COM vehicles and report and problems to management

  • Accept payment and issue receipts for thrift store pickup and delivery fees

  • Maintaining the cleanliness of COM vehicles

  • Other duties as assigned

 

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

 

 

Qualifications/Requirements:

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

  • Must be PUNCTUAL AND RELIABLE

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

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

  • Ability to repeatedly lift over 35 lbs

  • 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 driving position or recycling industry

  • Experience working with volunteers

  • Open to flexible scheduling

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

 

To apply, please send a resume or job application to Micah Titterington at MicahT@bolivarcom.org or PO Box 181, Bolivar, MO 65613.

Applications may also be dropped off at Compassion Thrift (314 S. Market Ave, Bolivar, MO).

Program Development Coordinator:

AmeriCorps VISTA

 

Position Overview:

This position is an AmeriCorps VISTA service opportunity. The VISTA Program Development  Coordinator will evaluate and build the capacity of COM's job and  life skills training program, called Project Thrive, that empowers low-income households with skills for long-term success  and helps connect individuals to meaningful employment opportunities. The program creates internship opportunities at COM for unemployed clients, educates 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, review and revise the Project Thrive program materials, 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. A big piece of the position will also be aiding in securing grants and funding for the growth and long-term sustainability of Project Thrive. 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 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), provide health insurance, relocation for those moving to Bolivar, and an end-of-service award (choice of $6345 toward educational expenses or $3000 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: 12 months beginning Fall 2021

Click here for more info on AmeriCorps benefits

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

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.