Volunteers are essential for the operation of the Topeka Rescue Mission Ministries. Over 1,500 volunteer opportunities are available monthly – opportunities continually change and expand. Here are frequently asked questions about volunteering with the Topeka Rescue Mission Ministries.
To volunteer, children must be at least 8 years old (and physically strong enough) to serve in the kitchen with a parent or guardian. To volunteer by yourself you need to be 18 years old.
The Mission is a fast pace facility and, for safety, everyone must wear closed-toe shoes wherever you are volunteering. Volunteers need to dress modestly (no short shorts, spaghetti straps, or cropped shirts). To see a better list of details, please visit Volunteer Expectations.
Volunteer Services offers tours several times a month. If you are with a group wanting to set up a tour, please contact Volunteer Services to do so. Individuals or families wanting to sign up for the tour & orientation, please visit the “Get Started” link.
A wide variety of opportunities are available throughout TRM Ministries, including but not limited to:
- Serving a Meal- The Mission serves 3 meals a day, Monday-Friday and 2 meals a day on Saturday and Sunday.
- Mentoring- Helping a Mission guest or community member walk through life.
- Thrift Store & Boutique on the Boulevard- Assist as need with cleaning, sorting donations, and merchandizing.
- NET Reach – becoming involved in the neighborhood ministry.
- And many, many more!
No. People of all faith backgrounds are welcome to volunteer. We just ask that, even if you do not share our beliefs, you respect them. Any person or persons proselytizing against the TRM Ministries, its mission, or faith beliefs while volunteering for the Mission will be asked to leave.
Yes you can, you will need to state the reason why you have been assigned community service, a contact for your service, and you will need to attend a Volunteer Tour & Orientation before starting community service.