Sandy Volunteer Update for Sat 11/3 & Sun 11/4

Wonderful people – below is a list of volunteer opportunities throughout the five boros. Your dedication to helping your neighbors is working! Thank you!

Details are subject to change but we will update you throughout the weekend.

Feel free to use the contact info provided at locations but be aware that some locations are still without service. Best thing to do is to show up at the times specified.


St. Jacobi Church is our main distribution center. Please come any time after 10am to help out. Bring a vehicle and gas if you can! Cars will be taking volunteers, food and supplies to the Rockaways throughout the day.

We will be transporting volunteers and supplies from St Jacobi Church in Sunset Park to impacted areas throughout the day. We prefer that new volunteers come to Sunset Park if possible so that we can route you to the locations with the greatest need, rather than going directly to one of the volunteer sites.

To catch a ride to Sunset Park, vehicles will be leaving from the following Brooklyn locations at 10am and 1pm.
Please arrive a little before the hour as cars will be leaving on time!

Fort Green/Clinton Hill: 45 Waverly Avenue
Park Slope: 120/122 16th St btw 4th and 5th ave
Park Slope: 361 15th Street
Willimsburg: 190 Withers, First Fl
Bedstuy: 136 Jefferson Ave, apt 2
East Williamsburg: 342 Maujer st

We will be transporting volunteers and supplies from St Jacobi Church in Sunset Park to impacted areas throughout the day. If you can’t make it out to the Rockaways, Coney Island, Staten Island etc. please come here and we’ll try and get you there.

St. Jacobi Church
5406 4th Ave
10am onwards
646-353-5194 (Ronnie)

15th Street between 7th and 8th Aves, Brooklyn

Park slope armory needs overnight volunteers to assist with displaced elderly patients. They also have needs for food for volunteers (fruit, veggie platters, pizzas, snacks, delivery food etc). They may still have needs for XL and above sweatshirts, pants, underwear, socks, and various sizes of belts.

Queens Library Broadway Branch (Saturday 11/3)

Need cars and volunteers to come sort and inventory donations.

40-20 Broadway Basement
12-4pm, Sat 11/3
347-421-1605 (Amy)

23-74 38th street (Saturday 11/3)

Drop off hub needing help with distribution

23-74 38th street in Astoria
12-4pm, Sat 11/3
646-296-0070 (Leni)



JASA is looking for volunteers to help seniors trapped in their apartments as well as those who have not received their regular meal deliveries due to the storm. Volunteers should be willing to carry supplies up 7-20 flights of stairs. Please contact Jacob Stolar (details below).

2770 W 5th St
9:30am onwards


1222 East 96th

Need bottled water, prepared hot food, volunteers, and general infrastructural support there ASAP. Please get in touch and let them know what you can bring.

1222 East 96th between Ave J and Flatlands(Brooklyn).
646-427-5256 (Rudolph Chase)
to text: 917-231-8724

DUMBO ‘Frankenstorm Sandy Connect the Dots and Volunteer Day’ (Saturday 11/3)

Meet in front of the offices at the sidewalk mural. We’ll take a photo, then fan out into teams to help out where help is needed, working with our friends at Occupy Sandy. Please bring cleaning supplies.

155 Water St
12-4pm Saturday (11/3)



Need help knocking on doors to distribute supplies. Also in need of supplies (food, water, batteries etc.) and folks to do supply runs.

169 Ave B btwn 10th and 11th
12-6pm Sat


Need people to prepare food and make deliveries. Chinese speakers are in particular need, but anyone can help.

46 Hester St
10am-5pm Sat

Henry Street Settlement

Unloading supplies and food distibution.

265 Henry Street
(212) 349-2770


City Hall

Need volunteers to continue assessing damage and needs for effected communities. On Sunday will be doing drop off and distribution. Need vehicles. Volunteers can come in front of Jersey City Hall steps, Montgomery and Grove St at 12pm tomorrow and ongoing each day. Link to flyer:

Jersey City Hall steps
280 Grove Street, Jersey City
12pm onwards
347-234-5402, back up phone is (347) 752-0858


Red Hook Initiative

Red Hook Initiative volunteer headquarters for relief efforts in the neighborhood. Please show up to get a placement.

767 Hicks Street
10am onwards
(347) 770-1528 (Mariya)


Rockaway Waterfront Alliance

Need volunteers to: knock on people’s doors, help distributing meals, setting up a restaurant-style food station in the firehouse, digging people’s cars out of the sand, helping people get in and out of the Rockaways, etc. Keep in mind: there is NO electricity, access to gas, etc. But volunteers are urgently needed 24/7!

Beach 59th Firehouse
58-03 Rockaway Beach Bvd
Any time!


Need help to serve hot meals.

B113 and Rockaway Blvd
10 am- 8 pm

Veggie Island

Volunteers to help cleaning out the restaurant and preparing it for serving food.

96th St & Rockaway Blvd


Crossroads Church

We will be working out of the Crossroads location as a place from which to organize then deliver by car/bike: food, cleaning supplies, towels, snacks, and information to residents in Midland Beach, New Dorp, Oakwood, Great Kills.
We will be canvassing the community to figure out larger scale community needs including generators, tree removal, pumping, and other needs. Needs: car and bike deliverers, co-pilots, servers.

168 New Dorp Lane
Gloria or Chad

Staten Island clean-up (Saturday 11/3)

On Saturday at 9am, Assemblywoman Nicole Malliotakis will be holding a clean-up in Staten Island. People will gather at the end of New Dorp Lane and Cedar Grove Avenue which is located just east of New Dorp High School (465 New Dorp Lane). Volunteers should bring any tools that may have (rakes, shovels, push brooms, work gloves, trash bags). Those who are unable to work the clean-up can donate equipment (brooms, rakes, garbage bags, shovels) at Monsignor Farrell High School at 2900 Amboy Road.

Corner of New Dorp Lane & Cedar Grove Avenue
9am onwards, Sat 11/3
212-669-3571 (Nicole Malliotakis)

Unitarian Church of SI

312 Fillmore St
718-447-2204 (Pastor Susan Karlson)

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36 comments on “Sandy Volunteer Update for Sat 11/3 & Sun 11/4

  1. Hello! Where is the distribution from Brooklyn to SI located? I am driving to SI from Brooklyn on Monday and would like to load my car up with Sandy relief. The College of Staten Island/CUNY has drop off locations for relief that will then be distributed throughout the Island. I’d be happy to drop of as well at the locations that Occupy has listed. Please email me! Best, V

  2. Is this still current? See it was posted on the 2nd, and want to make sure its updated for tomorrow before I head out. Thank you for putting this together!