Outreach & Engagement Committee

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Outreach and Engagement Committee Position Description

WHAT WE DO

Open Arms Ministry provides access to programs and service that help meet some of the basic needs of those who are currently experiencing the effects of financial poverty, namely homelessness and hunger. We believe in everyone’s ability to achieve a life of joy, fulfillment, and financial stability. However, the basic needs of food, shelter, clothing, and safety must be met for a person to begin setting other goals in their lives. We seek to work with our brothers and sisters who are in a state of financial Dependence and journey with them along a path that moves to Independence. Our first step is to expand the programming in a way that provides us the opportunity to meet basic needs in a holistic way.

MISSION

Open Arms Ministry supports and partners with those struggling with homelessness, poverty, and food insecurity to enhance human dignity, community, and opportunity.

THE OPPORTUNITY

We are looking for volunteers who are as passionate about our mission as we are, and willing to mobilize their gifts and talents to help a small, start-up nonprofit expand its capacity to assist the people we serve. The Outreach & Engagement Committee has the task of increasing the "network of people" who work alongside us.

  • Outreach
  • Identify and cultivate relationships with external organizations for support, with the purpose of building relationships that lead to partnership and increased resources for the work of the organization.
  • Churches
  • Businesses
  • Local, State, and Federal Government Officials
  • Community Organizations
  • Educational Institutions
  • Philanthropic Agencies
  • Other Relevant Entities
  • Connect with potential volunteers at an individual and group level
  • Engagement
  • Educate, inspire, and motivate people to action
  • Build awareness around the issues of poverty, hunger, and homelessness
  • Sustain relationships and support from individuals and organizations
  • Identify and act on partnership opportunities between organizations and/or individuals
  • Pair volunteers with opportunities to serve that fit their skills and passions
  • Establish Open Arms Ministry as a leader in the community in the fight against financial poverty
  • Requirements
  • Passion for the mission of Open Arms to serve those experiencing hunger and homelessness
  • Minimum commitment of 2 hours per week
  • Ability to work individually and in a team environment
  • Patience and flexibility to work in a start-up environment
  • Seeking both "outgoing" and "detailed" types

To apply and find more info: Visit our website at openarmsministry.org.

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About OPEN ARMS MINISTRY

Location:

2649 N FRANCISCO AVE, CHICAGO, IL 60647, US

Mission Statement

Open Arms Ministry supports and partners with those struggling with homelessness, poverty, and food insecurity to enhance human dignity, community, and opportunity.

Description

Open Arms Ministry has two programs addressing homelessness, poverty, and food insecurity on the northwest side of Chicago.

DROP-IN

Open Arms Drop-In provides basic relief services to individuals struggling with homelessness or at risk of becoming homeless. More than relief from the weather outside, this drop-in program enables those who come to share a meal with friends and get connected to resources.

Guests also receive help meeting physical needs like clothing, toiletries, and basic healthcare. Referrals are available for services such as overnight shelter, recovery, and education.

FOOD PANTRY

Working in conjunction with the Greater Chicago Food Depository, the Open Arms Food Pantry serves families and individuals who live in the area bounded by Irving Park, Fullerton, Pulaski, and Western.

All are welcome (proof of address required), including those who have experienced job loss, illness in the family, unexpected expenses, and more.

Faith-Based
Homeless & Housing
Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2649 N. Francisco AveChicago, IL 60647

(41.93026,-87.69977)
 

SKILLS

  • Business Development & Sales Management
  • Market Research / Analysis
  • Recruiting
  • CSR / Volunteer Coordination
  • Community Outreach
  • Resource Development / Management

GOOD FOR

  • Kids
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • At least 2 hours per week
  • See description

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