Blanchet House employs people with diverse backgrounds, histories, and fields of expertise to achieve its mission. We value both formal education and lived experience as preparation to be successful in the work that we do. Blanchet House and Blanchet Farm provide job opportunities for growth, development, and realizing one’s full potential. Many of our staff members identify as being in recovery. This aspect of our work environment, paired with the meaningful work we do for our guests and community, creates a culture of peer support and collaboration.

Current Openings

Volunteer & Community Engagement Manager (Full-Time)

The Volunteer & Community Engagement Manager is responsible for leading and managing Blanchet House’s volunteer program, working closely with volunteers, staff members, and other key stakeholders to promote an engaging and effective volunteer experience. The Volunteer & Community Engagement Manager ensures that Blanchet House has sufficient volunteer engagement to support its meal services, supportive services adjacent to the meal program, and other programs and services. The Volunteer & Community Engagement Manager also develops off-site volunteer activities, including sack lunch and clothing drivers. This staff person collaborates with organization leadership and colleagues to create new volunteer opportunities that inspire service and advance the needs of Blanchet House clients. takes a leadership role in promoting Blanchet House’s mission and services by developing and managing beneficial relationships in the broader external community. encouraging collaborations and partnerships that benefit the people we serve.  Full Listing

Director of Strategic Initiatives – Fundraising (Full-Time)

Blanchet House is seeking its next fundraising and project development professional to build on its tremendous success for the benefit of the community. This is an extraordinary opportunity to join a leading Portland nonprofit with a mission to end homelessness and food insecurity. For many fundraising professionals, this role will offer the rare chance to inspire the public phase of a $9 million capital campaign. The Building Pathways Home Campaign will raise funds to construct a new state-of-the-art facility at Blanchet Farm as a place for hope and healing for decades to come. If you’re passionate about making a difference and finding unexplored areas for growth please apply. Full Listing

How to Apply for Jobs at Blanchet House

Resumes and cover letters should be sent to No phone calls, please.

Generous Benefits for Employees

The following is a partial list of benefits for full-time employees of Blanchet House. Many of these benefits are available to part-time employees at FTE equivalent or with employee contribution.

  • Free meals daily in the cafe.
  • 5 weeks of paid time off, plus 4 paid holidays.
  • Fully paid medical, dental, and vision insurance for employees.
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) includes household members.
  • Simple IRA with a 3% match by the employer.
  • Work anniversary bonus.
  • Paid professional development opportunities.
  • Free parking and close to MAX and buses.

Mission Statement

To offer food, shelter, and aid to all those in need of a safe place to be nourished and restored. Assist the transformation of each life we touch with compassion and dignity.

Non-Discrimination Policy

Blanchet House of Hospitality is an equal opportunity employer. We will extend equal opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, religion, color, sex, pregnancy), national origin, disability, age, gender or gender identification, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other status protected under applicable federal, state, or local law. Our policy reflects and affirms Blanchet House of Hospitality’s commitment to the principles of fair employment and the elimination of all discriminatory practices.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Policy

At Blanchet House, a diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment and community are ones where all employees, guests, and volunteers, whatever their gender, race, ethnicity, national origin, age, sexual orientation or identity, education, or disability, feel valued and respected. We are committed to a nondiscriminatory approach and provide equal opportunity for all. We respect and value diverse life experiences and heritages and ensure that all voices are valued and heard.

Land Acknowledgment


We make a difference, one relationship at a time, through food, clothing, and supportive housing programs.


We welcome and serve meals to everyone with compassion and dignity. Join as a guest, a volunteer, a resident, a donor, or a supporter.


There are many people in immediate need of food, clothing, access to hygiene, shelter, community, and hope.


Your gift will help stabilize lives by providing meals, transitional housing, and other vital services to vulnerable individuals and families.