Volunteering Opportunities

From the office of Bill de Blasio 

Dear Friend,

We have clear weather on the way—and we plan on taking advantage of it to put hundreds of volunteers into hard-hit neighborhoods to help residents and businesses rebuild. It’s important work—collecting and delivering much-needed food and supplies, clearing out debris to help homeowners, and checking on elderly tenants that have gone without heat and water for days.

Below are opportunities happening on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Please RSVP with the link for each event, and you’ll be contacted by event organizers with full details.

We have more on the way—as community groups assemble their weekend events we’ll send an updated email tomorrow with even more volunteer and donation opportunities.

We update our index of volunteer needs daily at http://action.advocate.nyc.gov/volunteer_list
Please share the link with your friends on facebook and twitter!


Join Councilman James Oddo to help clean-up and distribute supplies to residents.
599 Father Capadono Boulevard

Join Rebuild Staten Island for its 3-day “Mega Cleanup”
780 Olympia Boulevard

  • Friday, November 9 to Sunday, November 11, 9am-7pm: RSVP here


Help the Red Hook Initiative deliver hot meals to residents.
767 Hicks Street

  • Friday, November 9th, 10am-6:30pm: RSVP here 

Friends of Firefighters needs volunteers to help do physical labor at individual homes as well as volunteers to help sort and distribute donations.
South Brooklyn

  • Friday, November 9th, 10am-3pm: RSVP here
  • Saturday, November 10th, 10am-3pm: RSVP here 
  • Sunday, November 11th, 10am-3pm: RSVP here 

Occupy Sandy needs experienced construction workers are needed to help large scale community construction and clean-up projects.
Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew, 520 Clinton Avenue

  • Saturday, November 10, 7:30-10:30am: RSVP here 

Occupy Sandy needs volunteers to prepare and serve meals, sort and distribute donations, and conduct outreach.
St Jacobi Lutheran Church, 5406 4th Avenue

  • Friday, November 9th, 10am-3pm: RSVP here 
  • Saturday, November 10th, 10am-3pm: RSVP here 
  • Sunday, November 11th, 10am-3pm: RSVP here 

The Jewish Association Serving the Aging needs volunteers are needed in Brighton Beach to check on residents and help walk hot meals to elderly residents on high floors. Russian speaking volunteers would be greatly appreciated.
Brighton Beach

  • Friday, November 10th, 10am-3pm: RSVP here 

The Brooklyn YWCA needs volunteers are needed to bring meals up and down stairs to homebound residents in Gowanus.
420 Baltic Street

  • Friday, November 9, 3pm – 4pm: RSVP here

The Brooklyn YWCA needs one car needed to transport food from downtown Brooklyn to Gowanus.
30 Third Avenue

  • Friday, November 9, 2:30pm-3pm: RSVP here 

FilmoreCares needs volunteers to sort and deliver supplies, assist with clean-ups, and assess community needs.
2990 Avenue U

  • Friday, November 9th, 10am-6pm: RSVP here 
  • Saturday, November 10th, 10am-6pm: RSVP here
  • Sunday, November 11th, 10am-6pm: RSVP here


Councilman James Sanders needs volunteers are needed to help conduct a massive clean-up of Far Rockaway.
1526 Central Avenue, Far Rockaway


Holy Apostles needs volunteers to help operate its soup kitchen, which serves over 1,200 meals daily.
296 Ninth Avenue (at 28th Street)

Good Old Lower East Side (GOLES) needs volunteers to help sort and load donations.
169 171 Avenue B

  • Friday, November 9th, 12pm-6pm: RSVP here 
  • Saturday, November 10th, 12pm-6pm: RSVP here 

Congregation Ohab Zedek will take a bus of volunteers from uptown to the Rockaways to help with clean-up.
118 West 95th Street

Volunteers are needed to help restore the Manhattan Youth Community Center in lower Manhattan.
120 Warren Street
RSVP here:

  • Sunday, November 11, 11:30am-1:30pm: RSVP here

Thank you for all you do!


Jahmila Joseph
Office of Bill de Blasio
NYC Public Advocate


November 10th, 2012


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