Thank you for your interest in volunteering with Portland Rescue Mission. We have the privilege of serving hundreds of men, women, and children affected by homelessness and addiction every single day. We could not do it without people like you that are willing to serve and give your time. We are excited about this potential partnership with you!

Please fill out this application in it's entirety and we will review it and get back to you within a week.

Personal Information


Emergency Contact

Volunteer Experience

Please share about why you would like to volunteer at Portland Rescue Mission, as well as any previous or current volunteer experience. 

Christian Ministry Roles

Portland Rescue Mission provides spiritual care in some of our programs and services and offers Christian ministry volunteer roles for individuals who are seeking to include spiritual care as a part of volunteer service.

Volunteer Interest

Please select the volunteer role(s) that you are interested in. 

Church Affiliation

If you are involved in a church, please share about your current involvement. 

Personal Reference

Please provide a personal reference.


Please indicate the ideal days and times you would like to regularly volunteer.

Homelessness and Addiction History

Criminal Background

Email Preferences

Release from Liability

In the event that I agree to accept a position with Portland Rescue Mission (PRM), I agree that the volunteer relationship between PRM and me is an at-will relationship and that the position can be terminated, with or without cause, at any time, at the will of either PRM or myself.

I certify that the information contained in this application is correct. If PRM determines that any of the information submitted in this application or any other documentation that has been given to PRM is false; including Background Check Release information, I may be immediately disqualified from consideration for volunteering and/or discharged from volunteer service in accordance with PRM policy.

I hereby release PRM from all actions, claims, or demands that I or my representatives now have or may hereafter have for injury, death, or damage to myself and/or my property resulting from my participation in PRM volunteer activities. This includes actions, claims, or demands resulting in whole or in part from the negligence of PRM or staff or volunteers. I attest that my attendance and involvement in these activities is voluntary, that I am participating at my own risk, and that I have read the terms and conditions of this release.

I hereby confirm that I have never been convicted of or charged with a violent crime, child abuse or neglect, child pornography, child abduction, kidnapping, rape, or any sexual offense, nor have I ever been ordered by a court to receive psychiatric or psychological treatment in connection therewith.

Volunteers who serve with PRM are occasionally included in PRM publicity, publications, and public relation activities. I grant PRM the irrevocable right to use forever any photographic images and video or audio recordings made during my volunteer activities with PRM, and I agree to appear without pay.

As a volunteer at PRM, I understand that I may work with donor information, staff information, and resident or guest information that may be confidential in nature. I will not discuss this information with anyone who is not directly involved in these areas. I understand that failure to maintain confidentiality may result in immediate release from my volunteer commitment at PRM. The obligation to comply with this policy continues after my volunteer commitment with PRM ends.

I hereby grant permission to PRM to investigate the information contained in this application and release PRM and any agents or other persons acting on behalf of PRM from any and all liability relating to any investigation of the information contained in this application, including but not limited to background checks pertaining to service location or role.