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Volunteer to serve to-go meals at Blanchet House during COVID19 in Portland


Read COVID19 Protocols Before Signing Up

How to Volunteer 

Compassionate individuals age 14 and older are invited to help us serve meals and drinks, sort and hand out clothing, and more. Every volunteer must create a profile and sign up using our volunteer calendar.

You must follow all COVID19 protocols.

Step 1. Create a volunteer profile or sign in.

Step 2. Choose a meal shift from the volunteer calendar.

Step 3. Minors must print and bring waiver, signed by a parent/guardian.

Do you want to sign up a group of four or more?

Need assistance signing up?

Important COVID19 Updates

HEALTH OF VOLUNTEERS Volunteers who have exhibited any COVID-19 related symptoms, such as sore throat, new or worsening cough, fever, or shortness of breath may volunteer when they have gone three days with no fever, improved respiratory symptoms, and 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared. If you believe or know you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19, please follow the protocols described here.

MASKS Everyone is required to wear a mask when volunteering in our facility. We have a limited number of masks to provide volunteers so please bring your own.

A volunteer displays a basic needs care kit.

Do you want to support Blanchet House in other ways?

Learn about all the ways you can get involved as we work to alleviate suffering in the community.

Volunteer FAQ

Volunteer shifts

  • 6:00 am – 7:30 am, Mon. – Sat.
  • 11:00 am – 1230 pm, Mon. – Sat.
  • 4:30pm – 6:00 pm, Mon. – Sat.


Food Handling Requirements

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Dress Code



  • Volunteers must be at least 14 years old.
  • We do not allow photos of our meal guests or residents. Please respect the privacy of those we serve.
  • We cannot accommodate court-ordered service at this time.
Long time Blanchet House volunteer, Linda Wabs, explains why she likes to serve in our Founders Cafe. Read more profiles of our amazing volunteers.
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