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Interested in volunteer opportunities at F.I.S.H.?  Call Carolyn Maurer 707-703-3741, or download, fill out and mail the Volunteer Application at the top of this page.


F.I.S.H. is a non-profit organization, 100% managed and staffed by volunteers.

F.I.S.H. food pantry in Santa Rosa always has room for more volunteers. Volunteers typically work from 10:00 am to 2:15 pm on weekdays and 10:00 am to 12:15 pm on Saturdays (food drive volunteers have a separate schedule).

​Whether you can only work an occasional day or would like to volunteer a few days a month, F.I.S.H. can use your help in serving the more than 1,300 families who call each month. Our schedules are flexible, with jobs for all abilities.  We can even use you if you can only work an occasional Saturday. The jobs are described below.

DESK:  Issues F.I.S.H. cards and maintains the lobby shelves.  

BAGGER:  Prepares food bags for clients. The amount of food placed in grocery bags depends on the size of the family requesting food. Must be able to lift and carry grocery bags.

​WINDOW PERSON:  Handles pick-up of food by clients. Prepares items stored in refrigerators & freezers for distribution, such as dairy and meat. Must be able to lift and carry grocery bags.

RECEIVING ROOM HELPER:  Sorts and prepares donated food to be distributed.  Keeps the distribution area supplied during hours of operation.

DRIVER: Possession of a pickup, van or large SUV is a plus, but not required. Has to be able to lift up to 40 lbs.  Picks up donated food from supermarkets.  Works in team of 2 each morning for one week, every 4 weeks.

HOME DELIVERY VOLUNTEER: We need a few people to serve once a month on Saturday to help package and deliver food to some of our elderly and disabled clients.

FRIENDS OF FISH (FOF) GROUP: Form your own FOF group and work together with a regular schedule.

Does this sound like something you would like to do? It’s a small commitment but very satisfying work.

​To discuss becoming a F.I.S.H. volunteer, call Carolyn Maurer 707-703-3741.