Below are some volunteer opportunities for the weekend of November 17th & 18th, relating to Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts:
– Volunteer in Coney Island at “Relief Village” at MCU Park: http://coneyrecovers.org/volunteer
– Volunteers needed in Red Hook, who still has residents without power, heat, and/or hot water. For opportunities, email firstname.lastname@example.org and visit the Red Hook Recovers website: https://redhook.recovers.org/
– From the office of Councilman Vincent Gentile: “Here is some information about a few of the Hurricane Sandy relief efforts that the City Council will be helping out with as we head into the weekend. We appreciate your past help and hope you can join us! Activities vary from day to day, but folks should expect to get dirty and wet. Also, volunteers are responsible for bringing their own lunch with them. Please RSVP to SandyRelief@council.nyc.gov with your name, email and cell number and which day that you would like to join us.
Saturday, November 17th & Sunday, November 18th Buses will be leaving Saturday (Nov. 17th) and Sunday (Nov. 18th) morning at 10 am from 250 Broadway (between Murray St. and Park Place in Lower Manhattan) across from City Hall. These buses will be going to hard-hit areas in Brooklyn, Queens and/or Staten Island to do a variety of work, including clean-up/out, resident canvassing, food/water distribution, and small business assistance. Many of the communities in these hard-hit areas need cleaning supplies, mops, brooms, masks, gloves, bleach, bags and work clothes, so if you’d like to bring any of these items with you to donate, please do.
Please look for the Gray Line New York double-decker buses with Sandy Relief signs in the window when you arrive at 250 Broadway. All volunteers must be 18 years or older. We’ll try to get folks back to Manhattan as close to 5-5:30 pm as possible.”
– Distribute warming supplies in the Rockaways (cars needed) on November 17th. RSVP HERE: http://www.warmingrockaways.com/
– For people who are able to give 3-4 days per week, or extended time on weekends, check out Occupy Sandy’s list of ideal volunteers needed, including photographers, tool wranglers, dispatchers, field support and more: http://interoccupy.net/occupysandy/2012/11/15/seeking-to-fill-multiple-roles-in-clean-up-effort/
-NYC Service has many opportunities for volunteers in all 5 boroughs. Sign up here: http://www.nycservice.org
-Join New Jersey Occupy Sandy for Recovery efforts by signing up here: http://interoccupy.net/occupysandynj/volunteer/