As always, the Hands On Portland Community Project Calendar has MANY opportunities, but not all opportunities meet the Concordia University Service Learning guidelines requiring direct work with individuals and directness in addressing community needs. Any re-posted opportunities to this blog meet the Concordia Guidelines. Below is a re-posted opportunity from Portland Community Projects that’s coming up and is available for registration through Hands On Portland’s Community Project Calendar.
Blanchet House (Ages 12+)
“To feed, clothe, and offer shelter and aid to those in need.”
In the beginning, the mission of the Blanchet House was to provide free hot meals to those individuals who found it difficult, for many reasons, to provide for themselves. Armed with a resolve to make a difference the founding fathers, with help from donors and donations alike, were determined to offer up one of life’s basic needs-food.
Today, Blanchet offers breakfast, lunch and dinner six days a week, with Sundays being a day of rest. With frequent donations from various food partners throughout the city, Blanchet is able to serve up generous portions of fruit salads, garden salads and whatever the main entrée happens to be on that particular day. The types of volunteer opportunities that are available here at the Blanchet House are all based around food service.
Breakfast- 6:30 am to 7:30am (volunteers arrive by 6:00am)
Lunch- 11:30 am to 12:30pm (volunteers arrive by 11:00 am)
Dinner- 5:00 pm to 6:00pm (volunteers arrive by 4:30pm)
Full opportunity address and directions will be sent to you by e-mail after you sign up. With over 5000 volunteers spots fill up fast. There is room for up to 12 volunteers per meal service.
After expressing interest, the volunteer leader / coordinator will contact you to confirm participation and provide directions for this opportunity.
To sign up for this opportunity, go to the Hands on Portland website, and scroll down to the bottom of the webpage.
**Concordia University’s Service Opportunity Blog often reposts opportunities from our community partners that have limited volunteer capacity. Always check directly with the community partner or referring agency to register, as Concordia’s Office of Service Leadership does NOT guarantee availability at community partner opportunities**