Volunteer Engagement Statement

Fishline strives to create an environment that brings out the best in our volunteers and in those whom we serve.

COVID-19 Announcement

  • Due to COVID-19 we are requiring all volunteers to use a mask at all times and practice mandated 6ft social distance guidelines. We also require that volunteers be fully vaccinated.
  • Volunteers must read and adhere to our COVID-19 Volunteer Policy. Updated February 14, 2022.
  • Volunteers must sign a sign-in waiver.
  • We ask volunteers who may be at risk or not feeling well to please stay home and take care of themselves and strongly recommend those with an underlying medical health condition (visit the CDC for more information.) not volunteer at this time.

Volunteer Opportunities

Healthy Foods Market

Option 1: Do you want to get your daily steps in? Join us behind the scenes at the Food Bank Market! Warehouse Support Position: The Warehouse Distribution Volunteer (back of house) supports the Food Bank with the warehouse operation with packing, sorting, stocking shelves and gleaning produce. They also help keep the market and work areas organized and clean. There is lifting, bending, stretching and reaching involved, and volunteers must be able to stand for long periods of time, usually up to 4 hours. 

Option 2: Do you enjoy helping others? Join our Front Market Support team. This position supports the food bank market-style. You will assist with greeting and checking-in clients, grocery check-out, carry bags, push shopping charts and load groceries into clients’ vehicles. This position involves multi-tasking and physical labor, including cleaning and sanitizing multi-touched surfaces. Volunteers should be able to stand for long periods of time, usually up to 4 hours, lift, bend and work with others. The ability to work with diverse populations in a busy environment is a must. This position includes interaction with the public. You may leave tired but with a positive experience!

Training Dates:

  • Mondays from 8:30am-12:30pm

Available Shifts:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays

  • Warehouse Support from 8:30am-12:30pm OR 12:30pm-4:30pm
    • Front Market Support from 10:30am – 2:30pm OR 12:30pm-4:30pm

Wednesdays

  • Warehouse Support from 2:30pm – 6:30pm 
    • Front Market Support from 12:30pm-4:30pm OR 2:30pm – 6:30pm 

Second Season Thrift Store

Do you enjoy math or want to gain retail work experience? Join our Second Season Thrift Store team! We provide hands-on and buddy system training. Plus, you get a chance to check out all of the fabulous treasures and an opportunity to share your creativity skills!

Second Season volunteer duties include handling the cash register, working with customers, cleaning the shop, and organizing and pricing merchandise. Cashiers must be comfortable handling money, and must be: trustworthy, friendly, and respectful to customers.

Training Dates:

  • Tuesdays or Thursdays from 1:30pm-5:30pm
  • Saturdays from 9:30am-1:30pm OR 11am-3pm

Available Shifts Monday through Saturdays

  • 1st shift 9:30am-1:30pm 
  • 2nd shift 1:15pm-5:30pm

Client Services

Are you seeking for an opportunity to work directly with Fishline clients to provide excellent customer service? Join our Client Services Team!

Client Services volunteer team supports Client Services by providing various services and assistance to new, former and present clients. The volunteer must be comfortable interacting with large diverse population, and have the ability to demonstrate patience, compassion, and kindness when assisting clients. A weekly commitment is encouraged. Specific program training will be provided.

To learn about our services, please visit HERE!

Flexible shifts, available Monday through Fridays

Drivers

Do you want to help and stay behind the scenes and enjoy driving? Join our volunteer driver team! Responsibilities include picking up donations, delivering, lifting up to 60lbs, and must hold a clean driving record. Driver volunteers hold a very important role in our organization. Each of our locations require driver support. 

Option 1: Rescue Run Drivers go to local stores and pick donated food and delivery the items to the Food Bank. Currently, we collect from Central Market, Safeway, Walmart, Trader Joes, Food Lifeline, and Sluys Bakery. These routes usually take up to 2 hours to complete. Driver volunteers must be able to lift boxes up to 60lbs and be comfortable driving large vans & box truck. Forklift certified a plus! 

Option 2: Drivers for weekly donation runs: Drivers pick up unusable donations from Second Season and take them to other agencies, like Goodwill. These routes usually take up to 2 hours to complete. Driver volunteers must be able to lift boxes up to 60lbs and be comfortable driving large vans.

Looking for an outdoor activity?

Look no further! We offer various opportunities to give back to our community while you enjoy the fresh air and a great workout!

Option 1: Swank & Share Farm: This is approximately ¼ of an acre offsite that helps us feed over 4,600 families. You don’t need to be an expert in farming. We will train you but you need to have the ability and willingness to learn how to plant, weed and cultivate the property. Working days at the farm are typically on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 9am-12pm.

Option 2: Woodchuckers:  No experience needed only a pair of gloves! The woodchucker volunteer collects, chops, stacks, sorts, hauls, and loads wood into our client vehicles during distribution dates. You will learn how set up, operate, and tend all types of woodworking machines, such as saws, electric saw, hand axes, and pneumatic log splitter. Hours and times vary depending on the time of year and woodchucking activity.

Didn’t find what you were looking for? Don’t hesitate to contact our Volunteer Manager to discuss your ideas and areas of opportunities. We might just have what you are looking for!

Volunteer Contact info

Email: volunteer@fishlinehelps.org

Phone #: (360) 208-0102

OR APPLY ONLINE TODAY!



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