If you can help with either of these critical needs, or any other volunteer opportunities described below, call the FISH Line at 239-283-4442 or complete and return the registration form above .
Drivers provide non-emergency week day transportation to medical facilities, the grocery store, pharmacy, bank, etc. for individuals with no other access to transportation. Volunteers can choose the day or days they would like to drive
Phone volunteers retrieve messages from the FISH answering machine and arrange assistance for the requests from callers. Telephone duty is one day each week for one month (week days only).
In-touch volunteers maintain regular contact with home-bound individuals, either by phone or through home visits, depending on the clients needs, and follows up as appropriate if he or she becomes aware of any problems (for example, by calling a family member or service provider).
Respite volunteers offer relief to non-paid primary caregivers for approximately 4 hours once a week. The volunteer may sit with a client or tend to general duties.
Mobility Equipment Volunteers
Mobility equipment volunteers tend the mobility equipment lending closet, help to store items, issue the items to clients, receive returned items and maintain equipment.
Special Needs Volunteers
Special needs volunteers help to determine the eligibility of clients for financial assistance. Special needs volunteers serve on a standing committee, speak with clients seeking financial assistance in person or by phone, and work with other committee members for final determination.
Volunteers for Special Events
Pine Island FISH also needs volunteers for special events such as the basket brigades for Christmas and Back-to-School, fundraisers undertaken by our Valued Partners, and recruitment efforts.
More detailed descriptions of these volunteer opportunities are available and may be downloaded from the link below.