We’re Hiring: Community Outreach & Events Coordinator

Community Outreach & Event Coordinator Position

This is a full-time position that reports to the Marketing & Communications Manager.

About Helping Hands Food Bank: Helping Hands started in the basement of a church with one idea in mind. To feed the community. Over the past 35 years, Helping Hands has grown from a small food bank in a church to a solution center offering more than just food. Helping Hands, through the years, has expanded to offer DSHS services, job internships, a navigation center to help families identify solutions to their situation and much more.

Our Mission: The mission of Helping Hands is to mobilize the community while respectfully providing nutritious food, information, and resources to help participants achieve their full potential.

We will begin reviewing applications as they come in.

Responsibilities include:

  • Recruit and retain volunteers through multiple channels such as in person, over the phone, and online interactions
  • Collect volunteer information and maintain an up-to-date database
  • Use marketing tools such as outreach programs, email, social media, and volunteer databases
  • Communicate with new and existing volunteers about the organization and volunteer opportunities
  • Work closely with other departments for volunteer needs
  • Support and coordinate community outreach events
  • Maintain an up-to-date event inventory and calendar
  • Act as a spokesperson for HHFB and occasionally give presentations to groups such as churches, schools, businesses, and service clubs
  • Attend special events to share opportunities to support and meet the community
  • Support the marketing team with social media, emails, website, etc. when needed
  • Other duties as assigned


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Excellent problem-solving and prioritizing skills
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office programs
  • Nimble and can manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Caring and empathetic with a positive attitude
  • Self-starter, organized, team player
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Attention to detail


  • Proven experience in marketing or related field
  • Proven working experience in community outreach, volunteer recruitment, and events
  • Demonstrable experience working with volunteer database, email, social media, and recruitment campaigns
  • Proven work to show highly creative
  • Experience with Smartsheet, Canva, Hootsuite, Slack, Google Systems, and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Copywriting and proofreading skills

COMPENSATION: Base pay is $25 an hour, depending on experience.

Please send your resume and cover letter to director@helpinghandsfoodbank.org