Volunteers are integral to Fishline’s mission and vision, and we are eager to work with you! Supporting Fishline as a volunteer means you’ll directly impact helping community members onto a path towards sustainability, learn more about barriers to accessing care in Kitsap County, and help our team save precious time and resources that we can put back into our work. With your help, we can help our neighbors reach their full potential.

Thank you to our amazing volunteers! Including (from left) Chuck, Ken, and Dale.

Volunteer Opportunities


These volunteers are integral in ensuring that we distribute almost 100,000 lbs. of food every month.

Behind the Scenes: Volunteers support the Food Bank with the warehouse operations of packing, sorting, stocking shelves, and gleaning produce. They also help keep the market and work areas organized and clean.

Available shifts Monday-Friday  

Client-facing: Volunteers assist with greeting and checking in clients, grocery check-out, carrying bags, pushing shopping carts, and loading groceries into clients’ vehicles. The ability to work with diverse populations in a busy environment is a must.

Available shifts Monday-Friday

Second Season Thrift Store

Love fashion and finding a great bargain? We are looking for volunteers to accept and process donations, provide customer support, and organize and price merchandise, which helps fund Fishline’s programs and services.

Available Shifts Monday through Saturdays

Client Services

Social Services program volunteers are passionate, patient, kind, dedicated, and comfortable interacting with a large diverse population. They serve a crucial role within our organization and get to know our clients on an individual basis. Check out our “Get Help” section for more information about the services you can aid.

Flexible shifts, available Monday through Fridays


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: As a Grocery Rescue volunteer, you’ll visit designated stores weekly to retrieve donations and transport them back to the food bank. It’s a really important role that requires some training, sincere commitment, and reliability! These drivers must be able to lift boxes up to 60 lbs. and be comfortable driving large vans.

Option 2: Here at Fishline and Second Season, we try to use everything possible, but some items are unusable or unsalvageable; if we kept it all, our organization would cease to function. We need committed weekly drivers to take those materials and deliver them to other organizations that may be able to use them. These drivers must be able to lift boxes up to 60 lbs. and be comfortable driving large vans.

Swank Grow and Share Farm

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: This farm is approximately ¼ of an acre in an offsite location, that helps us provide fresh produce to our clients. 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.

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: [email protected]

Phone #: (360) 208-0102

Volunteer Story

Making Birthday Wishes Come True

You can find Tricia Beene and her husband, James at the Poulsbo Farmers Market on most Saturdays, where they serve as “Ambassadors,” answering guest’s questions.

Years ago, the couple volunteered at Fishline, where James was known as one of the “Dough Boys,” the group of men that did the Monday morning bread runs. Tricia was a cashier at Second Season Thrift Store for 15 years, where she and other volunteers would set aside new or very gently used toys to bring to the food bank to give to kids for Christmas.

An email went out to volunteers asking if anyone was interested in distributing birthday presents to clients with the Christmas gift leftovers. Tricia answered the call. Before the Birthday Fairy program was a formal program at Fishline, she would connect with parents who had indicated that they were interested in birthday presents for their children when they registered to receive food in the market.

Tricia would call the parents, learn about their children, listen to their story and in that interaction, she would decide what presents from the inventory matched best with the child’s interests or seek out a donor that could help provide something unique. Over the years, she has helped gift art lessons, dance classes and other special experiences through the program. She says that personal connection was key to preserving dignity for the families.

Tricia would welcome families to their scheduled appointment with gifts specially selected for them, wearing fairy wings, carrying a wand, and with a tiara atop her head. “Just a way to make the appointment fun and memorable for the kids and stress-free for the parents. It gave me great joy to bring them comfort and encouragement.”

Tricia attributes the continued recognition she receives as the Fishline Birthday Fairy to the personal connections she formed. She is happy that she is known as the “BFF” or Birthday Fairy Forever.

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