About

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 Senior Leadership Team

Don
DON BREWSTER

CEO & Co-Founder of Anti-Trafficking Initiatives

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Bridget
BRIDGET BREWSTER

CEO & Co-Founder of Anti-Trafficking Initiatives

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JULIE HARROLD

Chief Operating Officer

Stephanie
STEPHANIE VANTASSELL

VP of Development

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MATTHEW STOCK

Country Director

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MELISSA STOCK

Director of International 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.

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Chair

Ken Petersen

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

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Vice Chair

Bryce Jessup

Former President of William Jessup University

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Secretary

Dr. David Browne, MD, ABP

Kaiser Permanente Pediatrician

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Treasurer

Brian Winger, CPA

Staszak and Company

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Director

Jennifer Bulotti

President of Stryker-Munley Group Sacramento

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Director

Becca C. Johnson, Ph.D.

Licensed Psychologist

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Director

Sosamma Samuel-Burnett, JD

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

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Director

Lisa Varga

CEO and Co-Founder of Phoenix Energy Technologies

Financials

When you give to AIM, 89.7% of our total revenue goes directly to programs on the ground, 5.82% goes to fundraising, and 4.47% goes toward management and administrative 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 95.47 out of 100 for financial management, transparency and accountability. You can view our complete rating details on the Charity Navigator website.

View our 2016 Audited Financials
View our 2017 Annual Report

View our tax returns (Form 990):

Media

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

FAQs

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.

Jobs

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.

Events Team Volunteer (Roseville / Sacramento, CA)

AIM is looking for fun-loving people who love what we do and want to raise awareness about human trafficking. If you love talking with people and the energy of working events, then this is perfect for you. You will attend local events as needed and represent AIM by talking to people and helping to sell products made by our young women at our employment centers.

To join the team: click “apply to volunteer” and tell us about yourself.

Commitment: Six month commitment to volunteer as your schedule allows

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.

Culinary Training and Business Development Manager (Svay Pak, Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

Commitment: 2 years minimum

 

Project Summary:

Train young women in the AIM Restoration Center (ARC) in culinary arts to empower them to obtain employment in the hospitality industry. Identify employment for participants locally and create a business plan for the culinary training program.

 

Project Goals:

  1. Assist in developing training curriculum
  2. Lead day-to-day training of the program participants
  3. Manage any kitchen staff and delegate tasks related to meal prep, cooking, and delivering food in a timely fashion.
  4. Follow the established training curriculum with standardized recipes
  5. Follow the established budget
  6. Model and ensure safety and sanitation practices
  7. Meet regularly with other Training Manager to review culinary lessons
  8. Provide guidance and day-to-day oversight of culinary training program
  9. Ongoing research to identify job placements for program participants
  10. Ongoing development and research of future business models for the culinary school
  11. Train Khmer leader to take over long-term culinary training program
  12. Attend regular meeting with Project Manager for accountability and project assessment
  13. Be available and present for issues during regular operation of program
  14. Follow all AIM standards, policies and procedures

 

Requirements:

  • Minimum 5 years experience as a chef in a full service restaurant
  • Culinary teaching experience
  • 2+ years experience in a supervisory role
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Experience in creating business plans
  • Experience mentoring in leadership
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Ability to manage time and prioritize tasks
  • Spiritual gifts wisdom, discernment, mercy, hospitality, and leadership
  • Passion for seeing survivors reintegrate successfully

AIM School English Teacher Mentor (Svay Pak, Phnom Penh, Cambodia)

Commitment: 2 years minimum


Project Summary:
Assist English teachers through training, mentorship and with their teaching responsibilities of English language learners in Cambodia.


Project Goals:

Throughout each segment of the following major milestones, the following goals must be completed:

  • Provide guidance and day-to-day oversight of the English
  • Be available and present for issues during regular operations of programs.
  • Mentor assigned English teaching staff in the classroom environment, coaching them on lesson planning and execution, unit planning, classroom discipline, etc.
  • Meet with assigned teachers weekly to discuss student progress, classroom issues, grade level goals and scope and sequence.
  • Observe assigned teachers in the classroom and debrief each observation, giving constructive feedback
  • Support and encourage English elementary teachers with classroom assessment and report card writing.
  • Training Mentees- As assigned, research specific needs of the staff regarding areas in the curriculum that are weak for them , plan how to best meet those needs by researching the curriculum’s content more in depth, and execute and train on content specific curriculum needs
  • Attend regular meetings with Project Manager for accountability and project assessment.
  • Follow all AIM Standards, Policies and Procedures.

 

Required Skills, Experience and Spiritual gifts:

Business skills/experience

  • Degree and certification in TESOL
  • Two years teaching experience preferred
  • Knowledge of English teaching methods and curriculum
  • Skilled in classroom management strategies
  • Curriculum development experience preferred

Technical skills/experience

  • Proficient in Office, Google Docs and use of the Internet

Ministry skills/experience

  • Strong cross-cultural communication skills
  • Strong ability to teach/mentor cross-culturally
  • Ability to navigate interpersonal conflict biblically and with maturity
  • Two years experience living abroad, preferred

Leadership skills/experience

  • Experience in discipleship, mentoring and coaching roles, preferred

Spiritual gifts

  • Teaching, encouragement, service and mercy

Passion for children, teaching, mentoring and discipleship

English School Teacher Trainer & Curriculum Developer (Svay Pak, Cambodia)

Duties:

  1. Work in partnership with Cambodian curriculum assistant to develop and expand English teaching curriculum
  2. Assist Cambodian curriculum assistant in training (modeling the training first, then helping the assistant do it themselves)
  3. Observe English Teachers, providing feedback and assistance about their individual skills and areas of needed improvement
  4. Prepare and conduct teacher training (year-long Teacher -in- training (TNT) program)
  5. Maintain English teacher resource supply room
  6. Aid in teaching English to Cambodian staff
  7. Be available and present for issues during regular operations of programs
  8. Provide time for discipleship and mentoring
  9. Implement opportunities for training in skills and leadership with current staff
  10. Attend regular meetings with Project Manager for accountability and project assessment
  11. Follow all AIM Standards, Policies and Procedures

 

Requirements:

  • TESOL certification or equivalent experience, or related degree in education field
  • Two years experience teaching English to second language learners
  • Experience in developing curriculum and teacher training
  • Basic computing skills to work with documents, such as curriculum, on a computer
  • Two years experience working in overseas school
  • Cross-cultural sensitivity
  • Spiritual maturity
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Ability to encourage, motivate and train adult learners
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexibility
  • Spiritual gifts of teaching, service, mercy, administration and encouragement
  • Passion for teaching and mentoring teachers, encouraging spiritual and professional growth, and developing excellence in TESOL programs

 

Minimum 2 year commitment

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

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

Product Standardization and Design Assistant (Svay Pak, Cambodia)

Duties:
1. Interact with new and current customers to develop working relationships.
2. Work on standardizing all AIM products offered at AEC.
3. Assist customers in standardizing their products produced at AECs.
4. Work with the production manager at AEC to integrate new designs and standards into the sewing room workflow.
5. Work with and create garment patterns.
6. Resource materials, both locally at fabric markets and internationally by locating exporters online.
7. Create and edit artwork in Photoshop and Illustrator

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s degree in Fashion Design and Manufacturing and 2 years experience in garment design, preferred. Will consider candidates with propensity for fashion design and production.
• Strong knowledge of MS Word and Excel
• Knowledge of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator
• Strong knowledge and confidence in maneuvering through the internet
• Strong Organizational skills
• High level of time management skills
• Effective Communicator
• Ability to learn a foreign language
• Experience working cross-culturally
• Ability to work with and create garment patterns, or the propensity to learn
• Experience sourcing materials
• Ability to create and edit artwork
• Creatively gifted
• Passion for Jesus and seeing rescued survivors reintegrated

Commitment: 2 years minimum

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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