VOLUNTEERS IN HIGH DEMAND! Below are a list of volunteering resources if you are interested in pitching in.
EDIT: I will be adding additional listings on an on-going basis. Many of the links I’ll be adding going forward will be important and valuable albeit more locally focused efforts.
- NYC Service (nyc.gov/service) Offers a variety of ways to get involved cleanup and recovery after Hurricane Sandy. More volunteer opportunities will be added as communities assess their needs and begin to rebuild. Check back often for the most up-to-date volunteer opportunities throughout the five boroughs.
- WNYC (Radio station) Radio station WNYC (93.9 FM and 820 AM) is keeping a running list of volunteer activities.
- O’Reilly Radar Blog A tech media and publishing company, their blog lists several resources to help volunteer for post-hurricane relief. Notable is their list of online volunteer opportunities (I will directly link to these opportunities below).
- NY Tech Responds Mobilizing New York’s Tech Community to support hurricane sandy recovery. Includes providing tech help, volunteering office and co-working space, and projects for hackers.
- WSJ Metropolis Blog Wall Street Journal’s New York City blog lists some resources and volunteer opportunities. Also listed is contact information for New Jersey, if you prefer to donate your services to devastated communities in that state.
- Occupy Sandy Relief Occupy Sandy is a coordinated relief effort to help distribute resources and volunteers to help neighborhoods and people affected by Hurricane Sandy. Members of this coalition are from Occupy Wall Street, 350.org, recovers.org and interoccupy.net.
Additional requests for volunteers:
Rockaways Relief Effort – Rockabus site focuses on aid for the Rockaways. Includes supply drop off sites around the city. If you want to sign up to volunteer, please do it here. See images here for some of the devastation in that community.
BrooklynBased.net- Brooklyn volunteer locations to help Rockaways
Jay Parkinson MD writes on his Tumblr about his day helping out in Rockaway on Saturday Nov 3. He calls for volunteers (read towards the end of his post)
Staten Island Resources-
- Tunnel to Towers is acception donations
- Rebuild Staten Island is on Facebook
- Staten Island Marathon for Sandy Relief is on Facebook
- Images of marathoners boarding Staten Island Ferry to volunteer
Google.org Crisis Resources- This map lists many resources. The view I have set here is for volunteer resources.
TimeOut New York has a long list of how to volunteer and help out with hurricane relief
Strong Island- Long Islanders, this is a tool to help you find and give help as we recover from the effects of Hurricane Sandy.
TwitLonger has a long list of local volunteer opportunities
New York City Shelters may need supplies
FEMA website- For Those Who Want to Help
- Cash is best: the best way to support survivors of Hurricane Sandy is to make a financial contribution to trusted organization. Please read these tips on donating and volunteering responsibly.
- Give blood: numerous blood drives have been canceled as a result of the storm and the Red Cross has a need for blood donations. To schedule a blood donation or for more information about giving blood or platelets, visit redcrossblood.org or call 1-800-RED CROSS (1-800-733-2767).
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