Helping Neighbors: F.I.S.H. – Let’s Work Together!
“There is always strength in numbers. The more individuals or organizations that you can rally to your cause, the better.” Mark Shields.
At FISH, we couldn’t agree more. One of our greatest strengths is the number of volunteers recruited to contribute to the success of their mission – over 200 annually. Fortunately, we have great success in finding and keeping volunteers, the very true backbone of their organization. Unfortunately, the majority of our volunteers are seasonal, returning home from May – October, leaving FISH with about 25% of their volunteer workforce.
FISH volunteers are the lifeblood of FISH, and that’s why they are so important to the organization. They are heroes who accomplish remarkable feats every day. FISH volunteers have a real impact on the lives of island neighbors and help to make our community stronger and a better place to live. There are always opportunities to become involved with F.I.S.H., from transportation to meal delivery; phone duty to stocking shelves; and much, much more! With so many possibilities, everyone can find a good fit!
“We rely heavily on our volunteer force, and cannot thank each and every one of them enough. Their giving of time and energy toward our many programs and services is a true treasure. The level of caring and compassion [from our volunteers] is second to none, and we are so very proud to work with them!” states Lyn Kern, Office & Volunteer Manager.
“Even if you have just one hour, once a week, we can find a place for you,” continues Joi Dupler, Program & Services Executive. “We will train you in your area(s) of interest, and place you with a more seasoned volunteer until you feel comfortable, giving you all the tools you need to be successful. With your help, FISH can help continue to honor our mission, ‘to lend a helping hand to those that live, work or visit Sanibel & Captiva Islands. Won’t you please consider becoming a FISH volunteer?”
To learn more about F.I.S.H. and volunteer opportunities, please contact Lyn Kern, Office & Volunteer Manager or Joi Dupler, Program & Services Executive, 239-472-4775