#SANDYVOLUNTEER / PLEASE HELP: A Constantly-Updating Catalog of Volunteer Opportunities For Post-Sandy Assistance

NOTE: I will keep working to update this Storify as more pages looking for volunteers to help those affected by Sandy will come up. Please send them my way!

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  1. (photo from West Atlantic City, NJ)
  2. NYC Public Advocate's Office: Bill de Blasio's office put together a Google Doc getting names.

  3. UPDATE: I received an e-mail from the Public Advocate's Office on Friday morning with more volunteer information:

    Brooklyn

    Friday, November 2, 12pm-4pm: Help us go door to door and distribute information to small business owners about filing for federal disaster aid in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn. Space is limited, please RSVP to [email protected]Friday, November 2, 12 pm-4 pm: Help us go door to door to distribute information to homeowners about filing for federal disaster aid in Manhattan Beach, Brooklyn. Space is limited, please RSVP to [email protected]


    Queens

    Friday, November 2 through Sunday, November 4, 10am-8pm: Drop off canned foods, clothes, and cleanup supplies at 8000 Cooper Avenue (the former Borders Bookstore site). For questions about the donation drive, please call Council Member Elizabeth Crowley’s office at 718-366-3900.Friday, November 2 through Sunday, November 4, 10am-8pm: Drop off canned foods, and men’s, women’s and children’s coats, and blankets at 83-91 Woodhaven Boulevard, Woodhaven, NY 11421. For questions about the donation drive, please call Assemblyman Mike Miller’s office at 718-805-0950.Friday, November 2 through Saturday, November 3, 10am-1pmClick here to volunteer in Brookville Park or Baisley Pond Park with clean-up efforts.Friday, November 2, 12pm-4pm: Help us go door to door and distribute information to small business owners about filing for federal disaster aid in Jamaica, Queens. Meet at the office of Councilman Ruben Wills, 95-26 Sutphin Boulevard in Jamaica. Space is limited, please RSVP to[email protected]


    Manhattan

    Friday, November 2 through Sunday, November 4, 10am-1pmClick here to sign up to volunteer with clean-up efforts in Happy Warrior Playground, Annunciation Park, Carl Schurz Park, Anne Loftus Playground (at Fort Tryon Park), Randall’s Island (Friday and Saturday only) or Hudson River Park (Friday only).Friday, November 2, shifts starting at 10am, 12pm and 2pm: Operation Water Bottle, initiated by Public Advocate Bill de Blasio, is helping deliver water to Chinatown using Dance New Amsterdam (280 Broadway, entrance at 53 Chambers Street) as a staging area to fill up empty water bottles. While the Department of Environmental Protection has opened the fire hydrants for water use there are many who don't have access to refillable bottles or don't have easy access to the hydrants. De Blasio's team has thousands of empty water bottles they are filling up at DNA and delivering to residents. Space is limited, please RSVP to [email protected]


    Bronx

    Friday, November 2, 9 am-3 pm: New York Blood Center Emergency Blood Drive at the Bronx County Building, 851 Grand Concourse-Veterans Memorial Hall, 1st Floor RotundaFriday, November 2 - Sunday, November 4, 10 am-1 pmClick here to volunteer with clean-up efforts in Van Cortlandt Park or Orchard Beach.
  4. NYC Mayor's Office: Please e-mail [email protected] with your name, email, & borough. 

  5. NYC Parks Dept.: The division is looking for volunteers for cleanup of parks and playgrounds.

  6. NYC Red Cross: Come help volunteer at some of the Sandy shelters.

  7. WNYC Radio is putting together a list of volunteer opportunities. 

    Also: check out the hashtag #SandyVolunteer.

  8. A well-known person in the food world likes WNYC's list as well:

  9. Huffington Post: Craig Kanalley, Senior Editor and someone I call a friend, is also putting together a constantly updating catalog. 

    The dude's got over 460 RTs, let's get him some more!!

  10. Also, Huffington Post put together a list of places where you can donate blood:

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