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Employment / Service


Community Outreach Ministries is a faith-based non-profit organization focused on alleviating poverty in Polk County, Missouri.   We have a friendly, encouraging atmosphere and work together to accomplish our mission. Whether it's work in the food pantry, admin offices, or thrift store and warehouse, every employee and volunteer is an important member of the COM family and has a role to play in bringing hope to our community.

If you are interested in one of our open positions, download the COM employment application here and submit the application and a copy of your resume to the supervisor listed on the position. Check out our available employment & service opportunities here:

Recycling Temp Worker (posted 9/12/22)

Position Overview:

This is a temporary, contract position. Individuals needing short-term financial assistance can work with COM to load and run our vertical baler for recycling cardboard and textiles. Tasks include emptying bins, totes, and trailers of recyclable materials and operating a vertical baler to compact materials. Contract workers can bale up to a maximum of 10 bales per year.


Wage: $60/completed bale (commission)


Hours: As needed


Reports to: Warehouse Coordinator

Required Qualifications:

  • Be in good physical condition and be able to lift and carry a minimum of 30 pounds

  • Able to perform repeated physical motions, including bending, twisting, and lifting

  • Be reliable, pay attention to detail, enjoy a fast-paced work environment, dependable.

  • Genuine enthusiasm for the success of Community Outreach Ministries and an ability to communicate that enthusiasm to the community.

Contact COM at 417-326-2769 or at if interested.

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.

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