Community Outreach Volunteer
The Bridge to Hope
Summary of Job Activities
The primary responsibility of the Community Outreach Volunteer is to create meaningful relationships to further The Bridge to Hope's mission and vision. This position will be responsible for engaging the community through various opportunities including one-time and on-going volunteer opportunities, third party events/initiatives, in-kind donations, community relations, and drives.
Principal Duties - this is not exhaustive, just general outline!
· Creates and implements a creative and inventive Community Engagement Plan annually that builds
relationships within the faith community
· Coordinates and ensures the effective implementation of community outreach/engagement strategies by establishing and maintaining relationships with stakeholders that will advance The Bridge to Hope’s mission.
· Network with church members and church leaders to identify partnerships to volunteer, conduct ministry drives, in-kind services, and third party events/initiatives for The Bridge to Hope
· Conduct community relation activities that create excitement about The Bridge to Hope’s mission
· Participates in various tours, tables and/or presentations
· Creates and implements the volunteer recruitment, retention and recognition plan, be a part of the
· Oversees the coordination of one-time volunteer assignments that remain responsive to
the mission of ministry and needs of programs
· Participates in the request, acquisition and tracking of in-kind donations
· Manages in-kind donation drives including Holiday and Back to School initiatives
· Assist in the execution of special events and fundraising campaigns, including The Journey to Hope
· Assist with donor cultivation and stewardship
· Proficient in general office procedures and practices, understand who we are as a ministry
· Ability to work under strict deadlines and to change priorities as needed
· Excellent writing and proofreading skills - be able to share all the good work on Social Media and in print!
· Willingness and ability to work evenings and weekends
JOB DESCRIPTION AND SPECIFICATION
· Strong time management skills and ability to complete tasks under deadlines
· Strong organizational skills and ability to manage several tasks concurrently
· Strong interpersonal communication skills
· Working knowledge of technology
· Love of people and all things social!
· You make your hours, but collaborating with staff is necessary!
· You will be working closely with our ministry, so a willingness to fill out Volunteer Handbook which includes signing confidentiality forms, leadership covenant and complete a full criminal history, providing letters of reference from your faith community
About The Bridge to Hope
1815 W MISSOURI AVE, STE 105, PHOENIX, AZ 85015, US
The Mission of The Bridge to Hope: To help homeless families achieve spiritual wholeness and emotional, physical and financial well-being by overcoming self-defeating behaviors with Christ as our foundation.
The vision of The Bridge to Hope is to end homelessness One Family at a Time by equipping the church to take a vested interest in a single mother and her children in crisis, a family that has lost hope and direction.
The Bridge to Hope provides an avenue for churches to motivate their members to show Christ’s love and give hope to homeless women and their children, facilitating their recovery from homelessness. Part of this is through seeing that they get the essential education and/or training to get a job, so that within approximately two years they can become self-supporting. This is a concept of One Church One Family. Those who are called to step forward in faith to mentor the B2H family are what we call "a team". These teams of mentors work directly with their sponsored B2H family. All are under the direct supervision of the Director Any Seiser, and the case worker, Sallie Jarboe. The mothers live in apartments that are in close proximity to each other, rented by The Bridge to Hope. They have regular times of fellowship with their mentoring team.
Our target population is homeless single mothers (drug-free and alcohol-free) with minor children under the age of 10, who are physically and emotionally capable of becoming employed full-time. Currently, the number of families served is three. Historically, we have served approximately 8 - 12 families a year with the capacity to serve one family for up to 24 months. The Bridge to Hope’s ministry is presently limited to Phoenix, Arizona.