FISH volunteers come from many backgrounds and experiences. For example, young parents or retirees do phone duty from home; workers with day jobs make after-hours or weekend food deliveries; and families or scout groups work together gathering and sorting donated non-perishable food.
New volunteers (individuals or families/groups working together) are always welcome and much needed. The commitment is nominal and the rewards are great!
Primary volunteer categories are:
TELEPHONE VOLUNTEERS...typically have duty one day each month, for just a few hours. They work anonymously from home interviewing clients in need via phone, and using the FISH network to arrange for food or other assistance. Training is provided and advisors are always available to support volunteers.
deliver food to clients and typically serve one or two days a month at a time convenient to their schedule.
SERVICE VOLUNTEERS.. have a wide range of opportunities to: pick up or sort food donations, write grant proposals, serve on the FISH Steering Committee, promote volunteerism and fundraising efforts, liaison with local business, groups, churches, etc.