Make a difference… become a FiSH volunteer

Would you like to join our team of volunteers? You can be sure of a very warm welcome and a sense of belonging to a community that is working to make a real difference to the lives of your own neighbours, especially the older members who otherwise would struggle to live independently.

How you can help

A little volunteering can go a long way. Just a small amount of your time will help – you can give as little or as much as you want.

Drive one of our members to the doctors

Help with shopping trips

Support our regular activities

Help out with gardening

Basic IT help

Help at one of our events

Learn to drive the FiSH bus

Bake a cake for a coffee morning

Be a trip escort on the FiSH bus

What our volunteers say…

Volunteering with FiSH is great. I’ve gained so much more than I’ve given and met so many lovely people – both volunteers and clients.

It’s a special feeling to help people one to one on the bus and equally good to get to know those who use the buses , the drivers and the other helpers. Everyone is unique and the more trips I do the more I get to know everyone and the more I learn!

I became a volunteer bus driver almost by accident. I was recovering from a serious illness, and just improving my strength by taking short walks.
While doing so, I saw the FISH notice board by Barnes Pond…..asking for volunteers. The people in the office are so very caring and kind – and they arranged for me to take the 2 learning days about bus driving, as well as dealing with handicapped people in wheelchairs – and i was able to get my “D1” license to become a volunteer driver. Together with the volunteer escorts we take passengers for all sorts of outings – trips to the coast, shopping, Pub lunches, coffee mornings, music recitals, specialised talks, exercise classes etc Everyone at FISH is very helpful and work so hard to help those less fortunate – I feel better and stronger as a result of assisting as well. So it is a “win- win

I joined Fish as a volunteer only a few months ago. My experience so far has been entirely positive. The team leading the organisation are so competent, kind and encouraging as are the volunteers. It is good to know that you can be of some help to the less fortunate in our area

Contact us to get started

When you get in touch we’ll call you to ask how you would like to volunteer and how often. We’ll also start the ball rolling with a DBS check, as our safeguarding policies mean all volunteers should pass one.

    Resources for volunteers

    From training to policy documents we keep all our useful resources for volunteers online. Please click the button below to be taken to our resources page.