In 2019, our volunteers provided 7,455 hours of service on behalf of clients. They delivered 3,260 meals to island neighbors and drove neighbors to 197 appointments on and off the island for a total of 34,147 miles that year. Undoubtedly our volunteers are the lifeblood of FISH!
Backpack Program Duties may include any of the following: Packing food items, delivering the backpacks, picking up the backpacks, shopping for items for the backpacks.
Equipment Delivery/Pick-up meeting clients at the equipment room or their homes for them to obtain equipment or to return it
Events Volunteers are needed to help at a variety of events that could include any of the following: a meet-and-greet person, help with set-up and/or clean up, decorating, handing out information brochures or answering questions.
Food Pantry There are a variety of duties from which to choose:
Hurricane Information Committee Volunteers visit various clients during May to gather information about the client and the client’s evacuations plans, to deliver a Hurricane Packet and thoroughly explain the contents of the Hurricane Packet to the client.
Meal Delivery Volunteers pick up and deliver a hot meal to specific clients.
Telephone Volunteer Receives phone messages from answering service, arranges for appropriate response and volunteer assistance.
Transport ON / OFF Island Volunteer drives a client to and from a medical or other appointment. Visitation/Respite Volunteer visits with a client who may be homebound or whose caregiver needs a respite break.
Walk In Center The Center’s hours are Monday through Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Duties may include: meet and greet, receptionist, answering the phone, making calls, stuffing and preparing envelopes for mailing, other duties as may be needed.