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Ready for a new career in the new year? Work for Portland Rescue Mission


Featured Postion:

You thrive on creative and logical problem solving.

You are good with numbers.

You have experience in the accounting field.

You want to see lives transformed.


Does this sound like you? Apply as an Accounts Payable Specialist at Portland Rescue Mission!

We are looking for someone to join our finance team part-time. Click HERE to learn more about this position.

Work with us

We have several openings at the Mission. Help us find men and women who are highly relational, Christ-centered servants who will thrive working at Portland Rescue Mission. Visit our employment page to learn more about our current openings.

Who we are

Founded in 1949 by John Van Diest Sr., Portland Rescue Mission opened its doors as the “John 3:16 Mission.” From its earliest days of ministry, the words of that verse of salvation and hope have been at the heart and soul of our motivation for service: “For God so loved the world that He gave His only Son…”

Since then, the Portland Rescue Mission has had a tireless commitment to breaking the cycle of homelessness, addiction and despair in the lives of hurting people in need.

Today, we still offer emergency services of food and shelter at our original downtown location at the Burnside Shelter. And we’ve expanded those services to include 24/7 restrooms, showers, clothing, mail service, referrals and community activities in the Guest Care Center.

Thanks to generous community support, we’ve expanded our ministry to include a wide range of programs designed to meet a hurting person at their point of need and help them toward their journey home. This includes our 3-month Connect program for men and women, and our New Life Ministries for men and women at The Harbor and Shepherd’s Door, respectively.

Portland Rescue Mission also includes our Drive Away Hunger car sales and donations program and Mission Bar-B-Que catering. Proceeds support all of our programs to give hope and restore life to hurting people in need.

Your next position

Join our staff! We have open positions at several locations.

Recent Highlights at Portland Rescue Mission

Incredible morning so far at @KATUNews Hope for the Holidays Telethon. Tune in today and help us care for men, women and children in need. pic.twitter.com/9pEO9UypYx

— PDX Rescue Mission (@pdxmission) December 8, 2016

Thanks to everyone who gave towards #Thanksgiving meals. We served around 500 meals at our Thanksgiving celebration, thanks to you! pic.twitter.com/Hiqwsxt4Vr

— PDX Rescue Mission (@pdxmission) December 3, 2016


— PDX Rescue Mission (@pdxmission) December 2, 2016

It was an honor and a pleasure to give the @pdxmission almost 650 coats donated by team members. #EveryoneShouldHaveACoat #CommunityMatters pic.twitter.com/awAN05XIs1

— WilcoAg&FarmStores (@WilcoStores) November 30, 2016

#PDXMission pic.twitter.com/yJe9z8jlzQ

— PDX Rescue Mission (@pdxmission) December 1, 2016

We are grateful to our friend @MarloweBilly for his talent and hard work capturing the stories of hope at #PDXmission pic.twitter.com/LGFeHE5fuk

— PRM Erin Fowler (@prm_erin) December 1, 2016

BIG THANKS to our friends @littlecaesars for bringing their Love Kitchen to serve pizza to men and women facing homelessness! #pizza pic.twitter.com/jUqedTKMhy

— PDX Rescue Mission (@pdxmission) November 26, 2016