Volunteering
Our organization depends on the generosity of individual volunteers and groups who donate
their spare time to help others.  About 5,000 people volunteer at the Blanchet on an annual
basis including more than 1,000 grade school, high school and college students from the
metropolitan area.  Our operation relies on these volunteers who work directly with our
staff in order to meet the needs of our guests.  

The Blanchet House of Hospitality regularly serves more than 800 free meals per day, six
days a week, totaling more than 300,000 hot meals each year. We would not be able to
accomplish this monumental task without our army of volunteers.  During a normal shift at
the House volunteers may be asked to help prepare, plate and serve meals.  Others assist our
staff by greeting guests, passing out utensils or helping with clean-up.

The Blanchet is deeply grateful for as much, or as little, time as you are able to contribute.  
Please know that you are helping to provide much more than just physical things like food
and shelter — you’re helping to provide hope.

If you or your group would like to volunteer your time, please contact Dennis Arnold at
(503) 226-3911 or by email at
darnold@blanchethouse.org.
lending a helping hand
For information about volunteering opportunities call (503) 226-3911

Blanchet House of Hospitality    |    310 NW Glisan Street    |    Portland, OR 97209    |    (503) 241-4340