AIM's Story

Agape International Missions (AIM) was founded on the ground in Cambodia in 1988 as a humanitarian aid and church planting organization. Since 2005, our ministries have focused on ending the evil of child sexual slavery.

AIM takes a holistic approach to fighting trafficking, restoring victims and transforming communities, in order to defeat trafficking. Our projects Prevent, Rescue, Restore and Reintegrate. AIM is guided by a distinct philosophy that God anointed the Church through the power of Jesus Christ to overcome evil.

AIM has a US Headquarters in California with administrative staff and local, in-country staff for our programs.

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Mission, Vision, and Values

Our Mission

To rescue, restore and reintegrate survivors of sex trafficking through Christ’s love and Gospel. To prevent sexual slavery by planting and equipping the Church to do the same in vulnerable and exploited communities worldwide.

Eph. 2:8; 2 Cor. 5:17; Ps. 9:9, 74:21, 82:3; Matt. 25:31-36, 28:18-20; John 6:25-40 and Rom. 1:16, 8:37-39

Our Vision

The love of Jesus Christ through His followers will defeat the evil of sex trafficking and sexual slavery.

Matt. 16:18; Phil. 2:9-11; 1 Peter 4:7-11

Our Values

Click to read AIM’s complete Statement of Faith. Our core values are summarized below:

  • Agape Love

    Loving selflessly, as Jesus loves, without expectation or limit. (Luke 10:27; John 13:34)

  • Integrity

    Doing and saying what is right; giving our best in all contexts and with all people. (Prov. 12:18-20; 2 Kings 12:15; Col. 3:23; Prov. 13:4, 12:24, 15:19; Heb. 6:11-12; Titus 2:7-8)

  • Respecting Others

    Serving one another with a commitment to unity, dignity and respect; recognizing the equal value of each member of Christ’s body. (John 13:1-18; 1 Cor. 12:1-31; Phil. 2:2-8; 1 Peter 2:16-17)

  • Boldness

    Consistently and boldly following God’s commandments by faith. (Heb. 11; Dan. 3:16-18)

  • YES for the One

    Following Jesus’ example; never turning away a person asking for help. (Matt. 5:42; 25:31-46)

Leadership and Staff

AIM Staff


CEO & Co-Founder of Anti-Trafficking Initiatives

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CEO & Co-Founder of Anti-Trafficking Initiatives

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Clay Butler
Emily Butler 2

Chief Operating Officer


VP of Development

AIM Board

AIM is governed by a Board of Directors who donate their time and expertise in overall direction and accountability for the ministry team.



Sosamma Samuel-Burnett, JD

Founder/President G.L.O.B.A.L. Justice


Vice Chair

Bryce Jessup

Former President of William Jessup University



Dr. David Browne, MD, ABP

Kaiser Permanente Pediatrician



Brian Winger, CPA

Staszak and Company



John Branderhorst, LMFT

Cornerstone Psychological Center



Becca C. Johnson, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist



Ken Peterson

Founder/CEO Apricot Lane USA, Co-Founder 3Strands Global & 3Strands Shop


When you give to AIM, 92.34% of our total revenue goes directly to programs on the ground; 4.53% goes to fundraising, and 3.13% goes toward administrative and general expenses.

AIM is proud to be rated by Charity Navigator, the largest independent charity evaluator in the United States. We were given the highest rating of 4 out of 4 stars, and a score of 90.94 out of 100 for financial management, transparency and accountability. You can view our complete rating details on the Charity Navigator website.

View our 2015 Audited Financials
View our 2016 Annual Report

View our tax returns (Form 990):


View media coverage about AIM and get updates from our programs in Cambodia on our Media page.


Visit our FAQ page for answers to our most frequently asked questions, including details about our work and programs, how to get involved, and financial transparency.


Agape International Missions has an incredible team of staff members and volunteers who faithfully carry out our mission, day in and day out. At AIM, we believe that Christ through His Church will defeat the evil of sex trafficking, so we invite you, the Church, to join us in this fight!

For information about staff positions with AIM, look to the right. Then, complete the application below.

Looking for information about Short-Term Mission Teams and Tours?  Just click the appropriate hyperlink.

Work for AIM

You should consider pursuing a career with AIM if:

  1. You’re a Christian
    You agree wholeheartedly with our Statement of Faith. As the foundation for all we do, our Christian faith is a uniting factor among volunteers and staff.
  2. You want to work in Cambodia or the US HQ in Roseville, CA.
    Currently, AIM’s projects are primarily located in Svay Pak, Cambodia. Our US Headquarters is in Roseville, California, a suburb of Sacramento. Occasionally, a remote position will open up but the majority are in Sunny Cambo or Cali!
  3. You have a heart for justice.
    You have already given your time, talent and treasure to the issues of justice. This is your passion and calling. You’re committed to freedom!

“He has told you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you but to do justice, to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?” – Micah 6:8

Open Positions in the USA

Positions available in the USA are paid positions, generally based at our US Headquarters in Roseville, CA.

Open Volunteer Positions in Cambodia

Positions in Cambodia are unpaid volunteer projects. These require individuals to raise their own financial support to cover their needs while they serve with AIM.

Director of Restoration (Svay Pak and Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

Duties: Develop, train, implement and maintain a plan for follow up for those reintegrated from AIM’s restoration or transitional homes. Develop, train and implement a plan for capacity building. Develop, train and implement Policies and Procedures for Restoration programs. Requirements: 5 years experience managing or directing social services programs: overseeing staff, including staff development and training, experience in planning capacity building. Passion for Jesus and justice. Commitment: 3-5 years minimum

Employment Development Officer (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

Duties: Oversee the planning, development and implementation of an employee placement program that works with AIM’s reintegration process and programs. Requirements: 5 years experience in leading and operating a business/organization. Experience networking with other businesses and organizations. Preferred experience with start-up businesses and creation of business plans. Discipleship and leadership skills. Passion for Jesus and justice. Commitment: 2 years minimum

Director of Employment Reintegration (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

Duties: Oversee the operations of the Employment Reintegration programs of AIM, including AEC’s and the creation of new employment opportunities and partnerships within the Phnom Penh area. Develop and maintain policies and procedures for these programs. Ensure the discipleship and development of all staff. Requirements: Bachelor degree in Business Management, or equivalent experience.  5 years experience in a leadership role, managing a staff of at least 3 people. Background in management and manufacturing preferred. Strong organizational skills. Ability to lead, encourage and support staff. Passion for the work of AIM and for seeing young women become independent. Commitment: 3-5 years minimum

AIM School Social Work Mentor (Svay Pak, Cambodia)

Duties: Assist Khmer social workers with planning and execution of social work responsibilities, providing guidance and intentional mentorship. Invest in the continued development of Khmer social workers.

Requirements: Degree and training in Social Work or related field. Two years social work experience preferred. Natural gifting in teaching and training. Ability to use computer, word processing, Google Docs, Internet, etc. Strong cross-cultural communication skills. Strong ability to teach and mentor cross-culturally. Ability to maturely and biblically handle interpersonal conflict.  Two years experience living abroad preferred. Experience in discipleship, mentoring and coaching roles, preferred. Initiative to tackle problems, with sensitivity to cultural dynamics. Spiritual gifts of teaching, encouragement, service and mercy.

Passion for children, mentoring and discipleship.

Commitment: 2 years minimum

House Mom Mentor and Trainer (Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

Duties: Mentor, train and assist the House Mom Manager in leading their department, particularly training and supervision of staff: and disciple and mentor staff in their day-to-day roles and spiritual lives. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in child development field, or equivalent experience. Minimum of 3 years leadership/management experience. Experience in a Christian ministry or church, preferred. Experience in discipling or mentoring Christians. High level of interpersonal and cross-cultural communication skills. Passion for Jesus and justice. Commitment: 2 years minimum

AIM School Elementary Mentor Teacher (Svay Pak, Cambodia)

Duties: Assist Khmer teachers with teaching responsibilities of elementary students. Requirements:Degree and certification in Elementary Education. Two years teaching experience. Knowledge of elementary teaching methods and curriculum. Skilled in classroom management strategies. Curriculum development experience. Proficient in Office, Google Docs, and the use of the Internet. Strong cross-cultural communication skills. Strong ability to teach/mentor cross-culturally. Two years experience living abroad, preferred. Experience in discipleship, mentoring and coaching roles. Passion for Jesus, children, teaching, mentoring and discipleship. Commitment: 2 years minimum

Staff Care Coordinator (Svay Pak, Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

Duties: Follow a comprehensive plan of care for AIM Long-Term Volunteers (LTVs). Identify and make available resources and opportunities that are necessary and/or beneficial to LTVs for self -care. Communicate with LTVs to ensure they are aware of and can make use of these resources. Provide training in self-care. Utilize professional counseling/care knowledge for preventive self-care, implementing emergency care or suggesting avenues for healing: ensuring that LTVs are paired up with the right self-care options. Help to settle new LTVs as they are preparing and settling in Cambodia.

Requirements: Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 7 years experience in counseling, or extensive experience in a care role. Administrative experience, organized and able to assist in the coordination and planning of events and retreats. 2-4 years experience as a missionary in a developing country. Experience providing counsel to those experiencing secondary trauma. Ability to create and foster trusting relationships, maintaining a sense of approachability and grace. Passion to assist others in maintaining spiritual, physical and emotional health while living in Cambodia.

Commitment: 2 years minimum

INTERNSHIP-Field Media Internship (Svay Pak, Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

The Field Media Intern will develop practical media skills under the direction and guidance of AIM’s Field Media Manager, as well as acquiring cross cultural experience, gaining an understanding of the fight against human trafficking, and learning to effectively tell stories through media. Requirements: Strong experience in Photography and/or Videography. Photography, videography or communications students preferred. Knowledge of Adobe Suite, particularly Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere and Final Cut Pro X. Equipment needed: DSLR/Video Camera, laptop and software. Prior missions experience in a developing country. Passion for serving God and seeing His kingdom come to the oppressed, abused and those at risk of exploitation.

Apply Today

All AIM staff and volunteers, whether serving stateside or living longterm in Cambodia, start their journey here. The Application Form (see options below) is your first step. You’ll then be contacted by our human resources department or volunteer coordinator for next steps.

Please give yourself at least 20 minutes to fill out the application as there is not a SAVE feature.

Contact Us

The best way to reach AIM is by filling out the form below. You can generally expect an answer within one business day. You can also take a moment to read answers to many common questions on our FAQ page.

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