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ORGANIZATION: Fish of Vancouver

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Hunger is rapidly increasing in our neighborhood, and we need YOUR help to make sure our community stays healthy and fed. FISH is the largest food pantry in Vancouver, which means our volunteer needs are growing! Summer is the time when we have the highest need for volunteers, so please get in touch to try volunteering just once or sign up for a regular shift!

Volunteer opportunities:
Warehouse/stocking shelves: We have a continuous need for our shelves to be stocked in both our non-perishable canned goods area as well as our perishables like produce, meat and dairy. Stocking shifts run from 9am-12pm and 12pm-3pm. If you like focusing on food, organizing and sorting, this is your shift!

Floor host: We need volunteers to help clients find items, mange their shopping carts, and provide assistance if needed. Extroverts will excel in this role. This shift is active from 10am-12pm and 12pm-2 pm, but we ask that you volunteer the full shift of 9am-12pm or 12pm-3pm and help with set up or clean up.

Check in: We're seeking volunteers to help check our guests in through our database, Salesforce. It requires standing and some computer savvy, but we'll teach you everything you need to know. If you are excited to help nervous guests feel welcome and at ease, this is your shift. Bonus if you're bi-lingual! This shift is active from 10am-12pm and 12pm-2 pm, but we ask that you volunteer the full shift of 9am-12pm or 12pm-3pm to help with set up or clean up.

Checkout: We weigh the carts of outgoing guests so we know how much food we give away (but there's no limit!) We need a volunteer to weigh carts, record the weight, and make sure we don't lose any carts. This shift is active from 10am-12pm and 12pm-2 pm, but we ask that you volunteer the full shift of 9am-12pm or 12pm-3pm and help with set up or clean up. This shift is for those looking to get in your steps!

Cart assistant: Our guests use shopping carts to get the food to their car, and we are working hard to make sure we don't lose any! This shift is great for someone who doesn't mind running around outside (in all weather) and helping carry groceries. This shift is active from 10am-12pm and 12pm-2 pm, but we ask that you volunteer the full shift of 9am-12pm or 12pm-3pm and help with set up or clean up. This shift is for those looking to get in your steps!

We also have a snack window that serves cold meals like sandwiches and salads to people who are living outside. This shift is active from 10am-12pm and 12pm-2 pm, but we ask that you volunteer the full shift of 9am-12pm or 12pm-3pm and help with set up or clean up. This shift is great for those who have experience with trauma-informed care and working with those with mental illness, or if you're interested in working with this population.

We are also seeking volunteers to support our drivers. Shifts run from 8am-11am, and include riding along with one of our vans that visit local grocery stores for donations every weekday morning. This shift requires the ability to lift up to 50 pounds. We also have opportunities for new drivers with clean driving records.

We require that all volunteers be vaccinated and show proof of vaccination on their first day of volunteering (with their vaccination card or a photo of it). We are sadly unable to provide any court-mandated community service hours.

Please reach out to FISH at (360)566-3243 or email meganb@fishvancouver.org to set up a tour and orientation so we can schedule you to volunteer!

2 Shifts

  • morning / 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM
    This shift includes stocking pantry shelves and sorting donations from 9am-10, and assisting clients with shopping and continuing stocking 10am-12pm
  • afternoon / 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM
    Volunteers assist clients in shopping from 12-2:30, help clean up the facility from 2:30-3pm, and stock shelves and sort donations continuously,
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About Fish of Vancouver

Location:

906 Harney Street, Vancouver, WA 98660, US

Mission Statement

FISh is a client-centered food pantry committed to ending hunger in Clark County by ensuring that an abundance of healthy, culturally appropriate foods are accessible to all and given with dignity, respect and compassion.

Description

FISH of Vancouver is a client-centered food pantry committed to ending hunger in Clark County by ensuring that an abundance of healthy, culturally appropriate foods are accessible to all residents and given with dignity, respect and compassion.

FISH operates a grocery-style food pantry, which means our clients get to shop and browse just like they would at a grocery store. We know that everyone has different needs, and the best way to meet those needs is to let everyone make their own choices about what foods work best. We also operate a snack window which serves cold lunches to individuals living outside and provides some basic necessities, like toiletries and bblankets.


CAUSE AREAS

Homeless & Housing
Hunger
Homeless & Housing, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.
This opportunity has 2 shifts

WHERE

906 Harney StreetVancouver, WA 98660

(45.62836,-122.67965)
 

SKILLS

  • Community Outreach
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Volunteer shifts are Monday-Friday, 9am-12pm and 12pm-3 pm, although we can easily accommodate other schedules
  • Please wear close-toed shoes and bring your own snacks and drinks

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