New & Returning

Thank you for considering Blanchet House of Hospitality as a volunteer opportunity in Portland. Compassionate individuals aged 14 and older are needed to:

  • Serve meals and drinks in the cafe. (M-Sat)
  • Sort clothing or prep produce. (M-Sat)

To sign up to volunteer you will, (1) read the online handbook; (2) schedule shifts in Volunteer Local.

Need assistance? Email us at

Volunteer serves a man a meal at Blanchet House

An Inside Look at Volunteering

COVID-19 Safety

We strive to provide a safe and supportive dining space for everyone.

  • MASKS Masks are optional. Please bring your own if you wish to wear one.

Questions? Find an answer about volunteering in the Volunteer Handbook.

Business and Corporate Groups Volunteer in Portland

Giving back is good for your employees, your business, and significantly for your community! Blanchet House workplace giving programs are designed to bring people together. Plus, they provide aid and hope for our neighbors in need. You can choose to volunteer in Portland or find activities for your team to do off-site.

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Volunteer From Home

In addition to volunteering, there are many ways you can help people experiencing homelessness now. For example, you can volunteer to make hygiene care kits, sign up to make sack lunches, or donate needed clothing today. Plus, you can donate needed funding.

Furthermore, if you can’t volunteer in Portland try one of the following ways to help:

Volunteer in Portland Blanchet Farm

Volunteer at Blanchet Farm

UPDATE: Volunteer opportunities are currently on hold while we undergo reconstruction of the farm facilities.

Help tend the flower and vegetable gardens, walk the goats (yes, really), paint the barn, pick and jar fruit, or assist with caring for the animals.


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.