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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.

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. 


Status: Part-time

Schedule: Monday–Friday; average 15 hours weekly


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.

  Download a PDF of this job description.

Camp Roberts

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

Schedule: Varies


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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Download an employment application below.



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


Provide and serve the supper meal (5:00 PM); complete cleanup including washing dishes, wiping down tables, sweeping, and gathering trash. Meals may be prepared off site or in our kitchen. 

  Complete the Meal Volunteer Interest Form, or contact us if you would like more information.

Camp Roberts

Schedule: Monday–Friday; 9:00 AM–10:30 AM (pickup), 2:30 PM–4:00 PM (drop-off)


Van drivers will pick up and drop off children in neighborhoods throughout the city of Lima following a route planned by our registration coordinator. Vans depart from Lima Rescue Mission at approximately 9:00 AM and arrive at camp by 10:30 AM, afternoon departure from camp is at 2:30 PM, and return to the Mission is around 4:00 PM. A camp counselor will be assigned to each van.

Vans that we operate include one 15-passenger and two 12-passenger. No CDL is required.

There are six weeks of camp, and we ask that volunteers commit to at least one week (Monday–Friday), as this helps us with scheduling. Ages of children attending camp range from Kindergarten through 6th grade.

Essential Duties:

  • Drive assigned routes for pick up and drop off of children
  • Ensure safety of passengers

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Exercise good judgement, not easily distracted
  • Must be available at scheduled times
  • Van drivers must have driving record that is acceptable to our insurance provider
  • Complete a background check with no offenses that would prohibit working with children

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.

Download an employment application (PDF)