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.
- Distribution Center- Helping make and/or distribute food boxes to the community.
- Operation Food Secure opportunities.
- And many, many more!
For security and out of respect for all we serve and volunteer with us, volunteers are required to schedule in advance to serve. Please call Volunteer Services to schedule a time to serve at TRM Ministries.
To sign up a group please call Volunteer Services. School/youth group, are required to have a 5-to-1 ratio (5 youth per 1 adult). We will do our best to accommodate all size groups, but due to space limitations and opportunities, we may not be able to accept all groups at all times.
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.
If you are interested in doing an internship with the Topeka Rescue Mission Ministries, please call Volunteer Services with your course requirements and resume.