Helping Neighbors: F.I.S.H. – Welcome Back Volunteers!
A huge and heartfelt ‘welcome back’ to all FISH seasonal volunteers! The number of volunteers who dedicate treasures of time contribute to the success of FISH’s mission.
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. “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 Maggi Feiner, FISH President & CEO. (shown left, City Manager Judie Zimomra with FISH Volunteer Clair Beckmann)
With volunteer help, FISH can continue to honor their mission, ‘to lend a helping hand to those that live, work or visit Sanibel & Captiva Islands. Volunteer hours don’t go unnoticed and are celebrated annually at the FISH Annual Meeting and Volunteer Recognition Luncheon, to be held on February 20, 2019.
“We are thrilled to see our seasonal volunteers return, and we have lots of areas that can use their assistance. And, we are always looking for additional people who want to volunteer within their community. Even if you have just one hour, once a week, we can find a place for you,” states Maria Espinoza, FISH Walk-In Center Manager. “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. There are always opportunities to become involved with FISH, from transportation to meal delivery; phone duty to stocking shelves; and much, much more! With so many possibilities, everyone can find a good fit.”
To learn more about FISH and volunteer opportunities, please contact Maria Espinoza, FISH Walk-In Center Manager, at 239-472-4775.