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 DennisA@blanchethouse.org.