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Sample cover letter for Full Time position at Helping Up Mission

POSITION:

Volunteer

September 1, 2014

Mr. Volunteer Coordinator

Helping Up Mission

1000 St. Paul Street

Baltimore, MD 21201

Dear Mr. Coordinator:

I am interested in becoming a part of the Helping Up Mission organization to help provide resources to those who are homeless. From a very early age, I have filled shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child and have been amazed how just a little effort can make a difference in someone else’s life. Volunteering with Helping Up Mission will allow me to pursue my passion of providing help, resources and comfort to others who are in need.

Since my arrival at Johns Hopkins, I have become involved with Our Daily Bread, a Baltimore Catholic soup kitchen that provides hot meals to impoverished people. I have gained experience working with children through my head counselor position at camp and voluntary mentor role for a high school student from Baltimore City.

In addition my academic classes have prepared me for work in public health and relief. I am taking a class in public health, which teaches me about different aspects of public health, including sanitation, disease control and prevention, and advocacy. This knowledge will guide me in helping provide health and wellness services to those who are homeless. Last semester I had the opportunity to take a class on Baltimore’s public health policies, and my understanding of the infrastructure of Baltimore’s health programs will help me contribute to and organize programs that Helping Up Mission already has in place.

Additionally, Spanish classes I have taken in high school and at Hopkins will enable me to communicate with people from different cultures and backgrounds, including the large Hispanic population in Baltimore. Communication is important in developing a relationship and making others feel more comfortable. Through Spanish I can advocate for those who do not have a voice. I have gained experience working with children through my head counselor position at camp and voluntary mentor role for a high school student from Baltimore City.

I have an enthusiasm and passion for work that will help me make a difference in people’s lives through the Helping Up Mission. I welcome the opportunity to speak with you more about my qualifications for this invaluable volunteer position. Thank you for your time and consideration, I can be reached at newstudent@jhu.edu or XXX.XXX.XXXX.

Sincerely,



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