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Volunteer to serve to-go meals at Blanchet House during the covid-19 coronavirus outbreak pandemic in Portland

How to volunteer during the COVID-19 outbreak

We need volunteers to prepare and serve to-go meals Monday to Saturday, three meals a day. Volunteers shifts are 6-7:30 am; 11 am-12:30 pm, and 4:30-6 pm. Volunteers cannot have exhibited within 72 hours any COVID-19 related symptoms, such as sore throat, cough, shortness of breath, and/or fever, or been exposed to someone who has exhibited symptoms. Persons age 60 or older or who have high-risk health conditions are encouraged not to volunteer at our facility.

Step 1: Email your availability to

Step 2: Fill out a profile so we can communicate with you.

Step 3: Sign a waiver upon arrival.

Ways to help from the safety of your home 

Do you, your family or friends want to help alleviate suffering while you’re at home? Read our page of ideas for how to get involved from home.

About Volunteering 

We welcome you to serve meals, plate food or bus tables in our Founders Cafe. Our public cafe is a clean and safe environment where anyone in need of a meal can find one without judgment. We are dedicated to serving all of our guests with dignity and respect. Read the volunteer handbook.

Please note: 

  • Volunteers must be at least 12 years old.
  • We can only accommodate up to 12 volunteers per meal. If you have a larger group email us at
  • We do not allow photos of our meal guests or residents. Please respect the privacy of those we serve.
  • Groups must fill out group sign up form
  • All volunteers must sign a waiver and provide emergency contact
  • 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.

Step 1. Create a volunteer profile by clicking the orange ‘New & Returning Volunteers’ button
Step 2. Choose a breakfast, lunch or dinner shift from the volunteer calendar. Click the ‘Volunteer Calendar’ button.
Step 3. Print waiver if you are a minor. Sign and bring on volunteer date. Adults can checkbox online.
Want to sign up your group? Click the ‘Group Sign Up’ button.
Brittany Brock Volunteering at Blanchet House

Our Volunteer Coordinator

Meet Brittany Brock our Volunteer Coordinator and a Jesuit Volunteer/Americorps member. She will spend the next year welcoming, scheduling and training all of our volunteers. If you have any questions about volunteering please contact her at the email below.


Questions? Please email us at

bags of donated clothing Portland

New Volunteer Opportunity!

We need volunteers to sort and label clothing donations to be handed out to our meal guests and residents.

Estimated Time: 1 hour
Choose a volunteer window: 9:00 to 10:00 am or 2:00 to 3:00 pm   Click here to sign up.

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