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Video: Volunteer in Portland

The video below gives you an inside look into Blanchet House’s free cafe. See why so many people find a meaningful way to lend a hand to people experiencing homelessness, hunger, and poverty. We hope you will want to sign up to volunteer at Blanchet House in Old Town Portland too.

Sign Up to Volunteer

Volunteers are needed daily to help serve hot meals, bus tables, sort clothing donations, and pack care kits. You can sign up for a 1.5-hour volunteer shift, Mon-Sat. Choose to volunteer once a month, once a week, or once a year. It’s up to you!

Compassionate individuals age 14 and older are needed to:

  • Serve meals or drinks.
  • Sort clothing, prep produce, or pack care kits.
  • Be a guest chef. (Must have food handlers card.)
  • Help out at Blanchet Farm.

To sign up first, complete the online orientation then you can schedule volunteer shifts in Volunteer Local. COVID vaccinations and masks are required to volunteer on-site. Groups of up to 10 people are also welcome to volunteer in Blanchet House’s cafe.

Volunteer Sign Up

COVID-19 Safety Information: Volunteer in Portland

We have safety measures in place to protect our guests from COVID. We strive to provide a safe and supportive environment for everyone including volunteers. For this reason, we ask you to help us by doing the following:

VACCINATIONS Presently volunteers must provide proof of vaccination.
MASKS Everyone is required to wear a mask. As a result, please bring your own.

Read All COVID-19 Volunteer Safety Protocols

Thank you to GMS Media and Advertising for generously putting this video together.

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