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As a Christian ministry, we are looking for people who love the Lord and love others to join our team as we provide physical and spiritual care in a time of need. This page includes information about paid and volunteer opportunities for service.

About Lima Rescue Mission

What is unique about the way Lima Rescue Mission works with the homeless? We know that it can be challenging—and overwhelming—for people to finally face and begin to work through issues that they have been struggling with. Our beliefs guide us as we provide support and care to those who are facing a time of crisis. While we place an emphasis on physical care, including providing food, shelter, and clothing, we believe that true healing and recovery requires more than just physical needs being met.

Our staff have an important role as the first contact when men turn to us for help. We meet with each individual to get to know them better, and learn what has led them to seek help at the Mission. As we get to know each person, we are able to connect them to resources that will be helpful for their specific needs.

We provide a safe and caring environment for individuals as they take steps to get their life back on track. We promote independence and provide services with the understanding that they are temporary in nature. We expect to see individuals making positive changes and working toward becoming independent, and we provide support, guidance, and encouragement as they do so.

Our Approach to Ministry

We hold to a Biblical worldview; we believe in the truth and authority of Scripture, which guides us in everything we do.

Our hope is in the gospel. Jesus Christ died for our sins—He bore the punishment that we deserved. We must repent and believe in Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior. There is salvation in no one else (Acts 4:12)—no person, no worldly system can save us. 

Your Impact
Requirements for Service

Status:

Full-time

Schedule:

Monday – Friday; evenings and weekends on rotating schedule.

Summary:

The Service Coordinator will coordinate direct ministry to Mission guests through our meal ministry, overnight shelter, and other programs and services.

Essential Duties:

  • Greet new guests and provide information about Mission services and rules and complete initial intake form
  • Assist donors with donation drop-offs
  • Supper and check-in duties in scheduled rotation
  • Conduct Bible study/Biblically based classes
  • Help guests connect with outside services as needed
  • Collaborate with volunteers
  • Laundry, light indoor/outdoor maintenance, pickups and deliveries as needed
  • Ensure appropriate enforcement of Mission rules
  • Other duties as assigned: flexibility and a cooperative spirit are crucial characteristics of the person who holds this important position and for the successful operation of Lima Rescue Mission services.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must exemplify and model Christian behaviors and values, and be in agreement with the Lima Rescue Mission Statement of Faith
  • Good analysis and discernment skills, able to facilitate the identification and resolution of client issues
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work in a sometimes unpredictable work environment
  • Must have a driving record that is acceptable to our insurance provider
  • Basic computer skills
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.

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Status:

Part-time

Schedule:

Flexible (up to 20 hours weekly)

Summary:

The Maintenance Technician will perform tasks related to the upkeep of Mission facilities.

Essential Duties:

  • Maintain grounds on regular schedule, with tasks including mowing, trimming, edging, watering, debris cleanup, and snow removal
  • Power washing exterior surfaces
  • Carpet cleaning in hallways and common areas
  • Wash and paint walls as needed
  • Complete minor repairs as needed
  • Other duties as assigned: flexibility and a cooperative spirit are crucial characteristics of the person who holds this important position and for the successful operation of Lima Rescue Mission services.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must exemplify and model Christian behaviors and values, and be in agreement with the Lima Rescue Mission Statement of Faith
  • Must be able to safely operate lawn and garden equipment, including various types of trimmers, as well as push and riding mowers
  • Must have a driving record that is acceptable to our insurance provider
  • Able to lift up to 50 lbs.

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Status:

Part-time

Schedule:

Monday – Friday

Summary:

The Cook plans and prepares daily meals and keeps the kitchen and food storage areas clean and organized.

Essential Duties:

  • Plan and prepare daily supper meal, including having meals prepared for weekend staff to put in ovens
  • Maintain stock of condiments and breakfast items in kitchen
  • Sort donated food, check perishable donated items for freshness
  • Clean and organize food storage areas, including refrigerators, freezers and canned food storage
  • Clean kitchen and dining areas, including stove top and ovens, refrigerators, tables, carts, and other kitchen tools appliances
  • Check stock of food and supplies, submit purchase requests as needed

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must exemplify and model Christian behaviors and values, and be in agreement with the Lima Rescue Mission Statement of Faith
  • Creativity and flexibility when planning meals
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work in a sometimes unpredictable work environment
  • Able to lift up to 30 lbs.

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Status:

Part-time during school year; full-time during summer camp

Schedule:

Varies

Summary:

The Children's Ministry Coordinator works directly with parents, children, and counselors who will be involved in the Camp Roberts summer day camp. There are six weeks of camp, and one week before camp for training and preparation with counselors. Ages range from Kindergarten through 6th grade. This position is part-time during the school year and full-time during summer camp.

During School Year:

  • Maintain contact with children who attend camp and their families
  • Hold occasional weekend activities at camp
  • Prepare for upcoming summer camp
  • Recruit camp counselors
  • Coordinate volunteer activities

During Summer:

  • Coordinate distribution of camp registration forms
  • Handle calls on provided phone and register children for camp, track numbers registered and maintain waiting list
  • Plan pickup routes for vans and assign two counselors to each route
  • Plan daily activities, such as chapel, games, and indoor and outdoor recreation
  • Work closely with camp counselors to create a safe and fun environment where children are shown God’s love
  • Connect with campers; be available to listen to them, answer questions, and discuss God’s word with them
  • Maintain order and structure throughout the day

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Must exemplify and model Christian behaviors and values, and be in agreement with the Lima Rescue Mission Statement of Faith
  • Van drivers must have driving record that is acceptable to our insurance provider
  • Must be available for scheduled activities
  • Complete a background check with no offenses that would prohibit working with children

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Schedule:

Approximately 4:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. May be completed as a one-time event or on a recurring schedule.

Summary:

Provide and serve the supper meal (5:00 P.M.). Meals may be prepared off site or in our kitchen. 

Schedule:

Approximately 4:30 P.M. – 6:00 P.M. May be completed as a one-time event or on a recurring schedule.

Summary:

Serve a meal that has been prepared by our staff; complete cleanup including dishes, wiping down tables, sweeping, and gathering trash.

Schedule:

Variable

Summary:

Provide assistance with light maintenance projects, yardwork, or other tasks.

Schedule:

Variable

Summary:

Do you have skills or abilities that you would like to put to use in serving others? Please contact us if there is a specific way you would like to serve.

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Employment

Lima Rescue Mission is a privately funded non-profit, evangelical Christian organization. As a Christ-centered ministry, we are dedicated to sharing the gospel and helping the poor and homeless. Lima Rescue Mission considers every position one of ministry and a vital and valued part of our team. Therefore, it is essential that all employees have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and be in agreement with our Statement of Faith. Employees are encouraged and expected to share the gospel and their testimony as opportunities arise.


Please review our Statement of Faith.

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