Helping Neighbors: Community Service Opportunities at F.I.S.H.
As community service volunteers, island youth take part in several service projects and events throughout the year on behalf of FISH OF SANCAP. Whether it’s assembling holiday baskets, stocking the food pantry, packing backpacks, making cards for seniors and more, our island youth take the lead in giving back to our community.
The H2O Student Ministries Group from Sanibel Community Church assisted by cleaning up the FISH grounds late last week. The group, made up of middle and high school students, exists to provide teens and young adults with sources for spiritual growth and promote service within their church and community. “We enjoy working with the kids, and can see they are learning the value of volunteering,” states Maggi Feiner, President & CEO, FISH. “Our young community service volunteers are working with others to make a meaningful contribution to better our community, and we couldn’t be more proud of them.” Members of H2O were eager to assist FISH and noted feeling empowered by helping the community organization.
In order to serve the island community, FISH has adapted operations and has taken precautions during the COVID crisis by minimizing contact in all of their critical programs. The organization, which relies heavily on volunteers to help provide services and programs, has cut out nearly all volunteer service within the Walk-In Center to reduce exposure. There are still volunteer opportunities in the many community programs such as meal delivery, grocery pick-up, and daily reassurance calls.
To learn more about community service volunteering, please contact Maria Espinoza at FISH, 239-472-4775.