There are many ways for students of all ages to help the community through volunteer service.

Ages 13 and under
(Grades K-8)

Volunteer service for younger students involves helping from home, school, or with an affinity group. We have several ways for younger children to get involved right now.

The Value of Community Service

Teaching children the value of community service is more important than ever. Community service not only benefits the recipients but also has a profound impact on the children themselves. It instills empathy and gratitude while fostering a deeper connection to the world around them.  

Read our blog post about the importance of introducing younger children to volunteer service.

Ages 14 and up

(Grades 9-12)

Serve Meals

High school-aged students can volunteer on-site to serve meals in Blanchet House’s free cafe. Review the Volunteer Handbook and complete the Volunteer Application to get started. We can sign off on school-required direct service hours.

Become a Student Ambassador

Work on projects that support Blanchet House’s mission and bring awareness to homelessness.

Blanchet House’s Student Ambassador program engages high school students in projects to bring awareness to homelessness. Ambassadors learn about the causes of homelessness and the services available in order to build support in their communities.

Learn more > 

Volunteer Service for STudents

Invite a Guest Speaker

Our Community Engagement Manager is available to visit your classroom or group to talk about Blanchet House’s mission and the people we serve. Her educational and engaging presentation will help to provide context to your volunteer service projects and activities. To make a speaking request email