Outreach Ministry

Living to Serve

Volunteer  Job Description

 

Ministry: Outreach Ministry

Team Lead: Minister Cynthia Jacko-Wise

Virtual or On-Site: On-Site

Volunteer Job Description:

Purpose: To be God’s imprint of love, hope, justice, and healing by meeting the tangible needs of the most vulnerable in our community and our world through service. 

“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 took me into your home. I needed clothes, and you gave me something to wear. I was sick, and you took care of me. I was in prison, and you visited me. …Whatever you did for one of my brothers or sisters, no matter how unimportant [they seemed] you did for me.” Matthew 25:35-36; 40 (GW)

Roles & Responsibilities: 

  • Life Harvest Food Pantry (LHFP) | 2nd & 4th Saturdays 10a-11a
    • Shoppers- Can you spot a good deal from a mile away? Is shopping your kind of therapy? Then come shop for us! Volunteers go shopping for needed items at Interfaith Food Shuttle, our food bank, on 2nd and 4th Fridays at 12:30pm. Shoppers may also be assigned to shop at a local grocery store as needed.
    • Stockers- Are you a mover and a shaker? Does working out and spring cleaning every season sound appealing to you? If so, sign up to serve as an unloader and stocker! Volunteers meet at BGC on 2nd and 4th Fridays at 1:30 pm to unload and stock groceries either purchased at Interfaith Food Shuttle, delivered, or donated.
    • Packers- Volunteers assemble 30-50 bags on 2nd and 4th Fridays at 1:30pm in preparation for distribution. 
    • Guests Support- Do you love to help people and see them smile? Then we’d love to have you serve on this team! Those who are bilingual are an additional asset! Volunteers greet and serve guests curbside, checking in and offering prayer. Arrival time 9am for prayer, preparation, and instruction
  • Community Outreach Volunteer
    • Serve as support for events and outreach efforts.
  • Strategy Team Member
    • Help identify, brainstorm, strategize, and coordinate (in conjunction with Outreach Coordinator) outreach events and activities relevant to current needs in locally, nationally, and globally.

Requirements to Serve: 

  • Life Harvest Food Pantry
    • Training for each position happens “on the job.” You’ll be able to shadow another volunteer in the role in which you’re interested.
  • Community Outreach Volunteer
    • Typically on site training. Some events may require a “run-through” to ensure the operation runs smoothly and all volunteers are knowledgeable and confident in their role.
  • Strategy Team
    • This role is best suited for members who have strengths in administration, planning/organizing, and community development. These members are creative and are not afraid to think outside the box to solve problems!

Volunteer Needs: 

  • Male Shoppers, Loaders & Unloaders to pick up meat boxes from Interfaith Food Shuttle
  • Strategy Team Members

Spiritual Gifts:

  • Service/Helps – Those with the gift of service/helps recognize practical needs in the body and joyfully give assistance to meeting those needs. Christians with this gift do not mind working behind the scenes (1 Cor. 12:28; Rom. 12:7).
  • Mercy – Cheerful acts of compassion characterize those with the gift of mercy. Persons with this gift aid the body by empathizing with hurting members. They keep the body healthy and unified by keeping others aware of the needs within the church (Rom. 12:8).
  • Hospitality – The ability to meet the basic social needs of and to extend care to strangers, persons beyond one’s immediate circle of friends. (1 Pet. 4:9).
  • Evangelism – God gifts his church with evangelists to lead others to Christ effectively and enthusiastically. This gift builds up the body by adding new members to its fellowship (Eph. 4:11).
  • Community Builder – The ability to help create koinonia, that unique type of inclusive fellowship that characterized the early Christian church.
  •  Hospitality – The ability to meet the basic social needs of and to extend care to strangers, persons beyond one’s immediate circle of friends.
  • Missions – The ability to move beyond race, culture, faith tradition, nationality, or lifestyle to meet the physical and spiritual needs of neglected peoples

Not sure if this position is right for you? Take our spiritual gits assessment to learn your gifts.

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