Wood Shop Mentor
BLANCHET HOUSE OF HOSPITALITY
We are looking for a volunteer experienced in wood working and wood shops to mentor Blanchet Farm residents in their service in the wood shop. This volunteer should be comfortable mentoring adults with experience ranging from novice and up. The Wood Shop Mentor must be able to develop healthy, positive relationships with our residents, sensitive to their emotional and physical needs in a homeless and addiction transitional program.
The Wood Shop Mentor also can support the upkeep, maintenance, and inventory needs of the Wood Shop.
The Blanchet Farm Wood Shop provides men in our residential program with the technical and emotional skills necessary to be successful in many types of jobs. The Blanchet Farm woodworkers create exceptional goods like Adirondack chairs, custom benches, cutting boards, and novelty items, that are sold to help support our mission.
Our residents learn in an environment that empowers them to be as independent as possible in the workforce. We use woodworking as a way to reinforce the social and communication skills needed to keep and maintain a job in the future. The wood shop program also provides our residents important creative outlets in their growth and recovery program at Blanchet Farm.
More information about Blanchet Farm can be found here: https://blanchethouse.org/farm/
No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.
About BLANCHET HOUSE OF HOSPITALITY
310 NW GLISAN ST, PORTLAND, OR 97209, US
To offer food, shelter and aid to all those in need of a safe place to be nourished and restored. Assist the transformation of each life we touch with compassion and dignity.
Blanchet (pronounced Blan-shay) House is a nonprofit social services organization located in downtown Portland. We provide food, clothing, and housing programs to people in need. We believe that it is our responsibility to offer assistance in whatever way we can. We are not affiliated with any religious organizations though our founders are rooted in the Catholic community.
We serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner six days a week in our Founders Cafe - all are welcome to enjoy meals here. No questions asked.
We operate two transitional shelter programs for men struggling with addiction, unemployment, mental health, and other challenges. Blanchet House and Blanchet Farm are life renewal work programs in which all residents are required to contribute to the community by fulfilling essential roles in our operations.