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Fight hunger at FISH of Vancouver Food Pantry

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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. Our numbers have increased by 39% in the first quarter of 2024 from last year, 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 daily. 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, manage their shopping carts and provide assistance when needed. Extroverts will excel in this role. This shift is active 10am-12pm and 12pm-2pm, 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 use, but we will teach you everything you need to know. If you are excited too help nervous guests feel welcome and at ease, this is your shift. Bonus if you are bi-lingual. This shift is active from 10am-12pm or 12pm-2pm but we ask that you volunteer the 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 not to lose any! This shift is great for someone who doesn't mind running outside (in all weather) and help carry groceries. This shift is active from 10am-12pm or 12pm-2pm, but we ask that you volunteer the full shift of 9am-12pm or 12pm-3pm to help with set up or clean up. This shift is for those looking to get in your steps!

SNACK WINDOW: We also have a snack window that serves cold meals like sandwiches and salads to people living outside. This shift is active from 10am-12pm or 12pm-2pm but we ask that you volunteer the full shift of 9am-12pm or 12pm-3pm to 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 are interested in working with that population.

HAULERS/DRIVERS ASSISTANT: We are also seeking volunteers to support our haulers. Shifts run from 8am-11am, and include riding along with one our over drivers in 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 opportunites for new haulers with clean driving records.

We are sadly unable to provide any court-mandated community service hours.

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

2 Shifts

  • 09:00 AM to 12:00 PM - Spots available: 9
    This shift includes stocking shelves and sorting
  • 12:00 PM to 03:00 PM - Spots available: 9
    This shift includes assisting clients with shopping 12pm-2:30pm
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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 blankets.


CAUSE AREAS

Homeless & Housing
Hunger
Homeless & Housing, Hunger

WHEN

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

WHERE

Vancouver, WA 98660

(45.68379,-122.74881)
 

SKILLS

  • Community Outreach
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

  • Teens
  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Orientation or Training
  • Shifts are from 9am-12pm or 12pm-3pm. We can accommodate other schedules if needed.
  • Please wear closed toed shoes and bring your own snack and water.

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