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.
  • Volunteers must sign a sign-in waiver and check your temperature at the beginning of each shift.
  • Review/sign and adhere to our COVID-19 Safety and Health Guidelines for Volunteers 
  • 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.

COVID-19 Volunteer Opportunities 

Food Bank & Second Season Pick Up/Delivery Drivers: 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, Sluys Bakery and Red Apple. 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.

Option 3: Market Delivery drivers: The Market Delivery Driver loads, transports and delivers food boxes to Fishline client’s home. This position includes some interaction with the public. Market Delivery Driver is expected to use their own car, gas and have their own insurance.

Food Bank Warehouse Distribution Volunteer: The Warehouse Distribution Volunteer (back of house) supports the Food Bank with the temporary food bank warehouse operation with packing, sorting, stocking shelves and assembling food boxes. They also help keep the market and work areas organized and clean. There is a lot of lifting, bending, stretching and reaching involved, and volunteers must be able to stand for long periods of time, usually up to 4 hours. 

Food Bank Client Food Distribution Volunteer: The Volunteer Client Food Distribution Volunteer supports the Food Bank staff members with the temporary food bank drive thru system. This position involves multi-tasking and physical labor, including, but not limited to client order assembly, loading boxes into trunks and data entry. The ability to work with diverse populations in a busy environment is a must. This position includes interaction with the public. 

Second Season Sorters/Pricers: These volunteers receive/sort through/prepare and price donated items. There is a lot of lifting, bending, stretching, and reaching involved, and volunteers must be able to stand for long periods of time (4-5 hours per shift). Additionally, these volunteers are responsible for answering the phone, keeping the shop clean and organized, and perform “end of the day” clean up tasks.

Second Season Cashiers: The cashier’s duties including handling the cash register, working with customers, cleaning the shop, and organizing merchandise. Cashiers must be comfortable handling money, and must be; trustworthy, friendly when greeting customers, and courteous to all the store. These volunteers also handle the merchandise.

Second Season Door Greeters (Covid-19 Specific): The greeter is responsible for maintaining store level capacity count, greeting customers, and welcoming them to the shop. They also help clean and sanitize surfaces. There is a lot of lifting, bending, stretching, and reaching involved. Volunteers in this position must be able to stand for long periods of time (up to 4 hours). This position works independently wears a mask, and practices mandated 6-feet of social distance guidelines.

Fresh Start Shower Attendant: The Shower Attendant supports the Fishline Fresh Start program staff in offering a free shower service to those without access to consistent hygiene services. This is an outdoor position and will be subject to inclement weather, proper coverings and equipment will be supplied. Contact us for more detailed information.

Fresh Start Shower Greeter: The greeter will welcome each participant, complete COVID-19 temperature check & questions, complete program intake paperwork, go over program rules, gather appropriate signatures and give scheduled shower time. Contact us for more detailed information. 

Fresh Start Team Support: The Team Support role supports the Fishline Fresh Start program staff in offering a free shower service to those without access to consistent hygiene services. This position involves “Jack/Jill-of-all-trades” approach that includes assisting with daily set-up, offering breaks to shower attendants, organizing and refilling hygiene items, working with Clothing Closet & laundry programs to meet participant need and assisting with daily cleaning of program area. Contact us for more detailed information.

Questions? Ready to join? Contact the Volunteer Manager!

Email: volunteer@fishlinehelps.org 

Office: (360) 208-0102 

 

 



Volunteer Story

We Need Your Help: Open Volunteer Positions During COVID-19

Due to COVID-19 we are limiting our current available volunteer positions to the following: Client Food Distribution Volunteer, Warehouse Distribution Volunteer (back of the house), and Market Delivery Driver. Please note that a mask is required and social distancing rules apply. See details below:

PositionDepartmentReports to
Client Food Distribution VolunteerFood BankAndrea Benson, Market & Operations Manager
Position Summary
The Volunteer Client Food Distribution Volunteer supports the Food Bank staff members with the temporary food bank drive thru system. This position involves multi-tasking and physical labor, including, but not limited to client order assembly, loading boxes into trunks and some client interaction. The ability to work with diverse populations in a busy environment is a must. This position includes some interaction with the public. Mask and 6ft social distance practices are mandatory.  

Necessary Skills:
Strong communication
Dependable, organized, and flexible
Must have a positive attitude, a desire to assist, and a willingness to learn new skills
Must be able to work independently and as a team member
Customer Service
Focused
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
Ability to work on your feet for several hours
Comfortable in a busy environment & public interaction
Must have a strong understanding of the Fishline mission and values and abide by our Culture of Respect  
Careful listening, patience, flexibility, compassion, and a good sense of humor are assets as a Volunteer Client Food Distribution Associate.
Retail, Food Service Experience is a plus.
Training will be provided.

Available Shifts: Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays & Fridays Wednesdays 12 PM – 4 PM 2 PM – 6 PM  

Application Process:   Interested applicants are required to complete a Volunteer Application by clicking here for our online individual volunteer application or contact Lidia Gamero, Volunteer Coordinator at (360) 779-4191 ext. 102.  

PositionDepartmentReports to
Warehouse Distribution Volunteer (back of  house)Food BankAndrea Benson, Market & Operations Manager
Duties and Responsibilities
The Warehouse Distribution Volunteer (back of house) supports the Food Bank with the temporary food bank warehouse operation with packing, sorting, stocking shelves and assembling food boxes. They also help keep the market and work areas organized and clean. There is a lot of lifting, bending, stretching and reaching involved, and volunteers must be able to stand for long periods of time, usually up to 4 hours. This position works independently, wears a mask and practices mandated 6ft social distance guidelines.  

Necessary Skills:
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
Self-motivated
Ability to work well with others
Ability to work independently and safely
Repetitive motionTask oriented
Take direction well
Adaptability
Attention to detail

Primary Responsibilities:
Sort produce
Assemble boxes
Stock shelves
Clean work surfaces
Organize/sort donations
Repacking bulk items

Available Shifts:  Monday through Friday 1st shift: 8:30 AM – 12:30 PM 2nd shift 12:30 PM – 4:30 PM 3rd Shift 4 PM – 6 PM

Application Process:   Interested applicants are required to complete a Volunteer Application by clicking here for our online individual volunteer application or contact Lidia Gamero, Volunteer Coordinator at (360) 779-4191 ext. 102.    

PositionDepartmentReports to
Market Delivery Driver  Food BankAndrea Benson, Market & Operations Manager
Position Summary
The Market Delivery Driver loads, transports and delivers food boxes to Fishline client’s home. This position includes some interaction with the public. Market Delivery Driver is expected to use their own car, gas and have their own insurance.  

You’re a great fit if you have…  
Ability to load, transport and deliver food boxes to client’s home address
Familiarity with North Kitsap neighborhoods/region
Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
A safe driving record and follow basic traffic laws
Comfortable with public interaction
Are Dependable & have reliable transportation
A strong understanding of the Fishline mission and values and abide by our Culture of Respect

Available Shifts: Monday –  Friday  10 AM – 12 PM  

Application Process:   Interested applicants are required to complete a Volunteer Application by clicking here for our online individual volunteer application or contact Lidia Gamero, Volunteer Coordinator at (360) 779-4191 ext. 102.  
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