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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 02-27-2020)

 

Position Overview:

This position is an AmeriCorps VISTA 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. $479 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: 5/11/2020 to 3/15/2021

Click here for more info on AmeriCorps benefits

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

Retail Pick-up Driver (Volunteer)

(Posted 02-12-2020)

 

Position Overview:

The Retail Pick-Up Driver volunteer will pick up donations of food from local retailers for use in the COM Food Pantry. The Driver will also assist with proper handling and stocking of food donations once delivered to the pantry.

 

Reports to: Food Pantry Mananger

 

Hours: Monday through Friday, 10 am to 12 pm. We ask for a commitment of at least one day a week.

 

Job Description:

  1. Drive COM truck and trailer to local retailers.

  2. Load food donations into COM trailer and take temperatures of donations at time of pick up.

  3. Unload food donations, weigh and take temperatures, and help Pantry Manager store food in freezers and coolers.

  4. Bag up frozen deli items into "grab bags" for distribution in the food pantry.

Qualifications:

  1. Must be at least 25 years old.

  2. Ability to regularly lift 30 pounds or more

  3. Ability to stand or walk for long periods of time and bend over repeatedly

  4. Driver's license required. Clean driving record

Interested candidates should email Micah Titterington at MicahT@bolivarcom.org

Recycling Intern

(Posted 2-21-2020)

 

Position Overview:

Community Outreach Ministries (COM) currently has an opening for an intern to help process cardboard, plastic, and textile recycling. Intern will help break down boxes, bale cardboard and textiles, and assist the Warehouse Coordinator with other tasks related to recycling. Revenue generated from the recycling program will go toward COM and startup costs of a new jobs training program. The intern will also meet weekly with a case manager to set employment goals and work on skills related to establishing long-term employment. The Jobs Internship is for 6-8 weeks.

 

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.” 

 

Reports to: Warehouse Coordinator

 

Hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday.. We ask for at least a 4-hour minimum commitment each week, but hours are flexible.

 

Job Description:

  1. Break down boxes and sort out paper and non-cardboard items from cardboard drop-offs.

  2. Load and operate a baler to process cardboard and clothing/textiles.

  3. Maintain the cleanliness of the warehouse and observe safety standards.

  4. Work with COM staff to develop new ideas for increasing recycling commodity volumes.

Compensation:

Compensation for this position is stipend or commission/quota based and is dependent on current prices of recycling commodities.

Qualifications:

  1. Must be at least 16 years old.

  2. Ability to regularly lift 30 pounds or more

  3. Ability to stand or walk for long periods of time and bend over repeatedly

  4. Able to work outside or in an environment without air conditioning

  5. Preferred candidate is an individual who is unemployed or struggling to find full-time employment.

  6. Driver's license preferred but not required.

Interested candidates should email Micah Titterington at MicahT@bolivarcom.org 

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1-417-326-2769

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P.O. Box 181

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