Volunteer Coordinator

Jennifer Ransdell

Email: jransdell@blanchethouse.org

As the Volunteer Coordinator at Blanchet House, Jennifer directs breakfast and lunch services, manages volunteers, and food donation intake. Jennifer is a Portland native. She’s worked in the hospitality business as an owner of a beloved café and coordinated private events for McMenamins Kennedy School. She connected to Blanchet House through her volunteer work with Lift Urban Portland and Preston’s Pantry.

“I love the hospitality business, creating space for folks to nourish, take pause, connect with others,” Jennifer says. “I am honored to be a part of the Blanchet House community, meeting and working with the amazing, diverse volunteers, guests, residents and staff. This convergence produces the outcome of providing service to so many in need in our community while also getting to know the people in our community.”