Volunteer Update for 12/20: Help Needed in Rockaways, 520 Clinton, Red Hook, Sheepshead Bay and Staten Island

We have a lot of work to be done this week. The People’s Medical Relief needs help spreading the word about free vaccine clinics in the Rockaways, 520 Clinton needs help tomorrow loading trucks with furniture, Red Hook and Sheepshead Bay has put the call out for volunteers every day of the week for a multitude of jobs and World Cares will be out in Staten Island this Saturday for another day of muck out and mold remediation. Please take a look below!


  • People’s Medical Relief
  • Wednesday 12/19 – Friday 12/21: 10am-4pm

You must contact us ahead of time to know where to go.

Spread the word to Rockaway Residents about free vaccine clinics!

Volunteers with good walking shoes and (possibly a staple gun!) needed to get the word to residents of the Rockaways about free vaccine clinics! This mass vaccination campaign will protect residents from getting sick with the flu and immunize them against tetanus.

Come for as long as you are able (an hour, a day. . . ) and help hang flyers up and down the peninsula to make this mass vaccination campaign a success!

Please come ONLY this week, Tuesday, December 18 through Friday, December, 21.

Make sure to wear comfortable walking shoes.

Clinton Hill

  • Occupy Sandy
  • 520 Clinton Hub: Church of St. Luke and St. Matthew, 520 Clinton Avenue, Brooklyn
  • Thursday 12/20: 12pm – 6pm

We need many volunteers to load a truck with mattresses, box springs, and other furniture on Thursday afternoon and evening, 12/20. We expect that at least three truckloads will be necessary. Heavy lifting is involved. You should have the ability to lift 50 lbs.

A late lunch will be available, but bring snacks to fortify you for the task.

Red Hook Volunteers

  • Monday – Sunday: 12pm -4pm

Register at www.redhookvolunteers.org – when you sign up you will receive information on where they should go and the different jobs available.

Or call 718.306.9149

Sheepshead Bay

To volunteer in Sheepshead Bay, please sign up for a shift (or several!) HERE!

We need volunteers to help with staffing the supply table, garbage clean-up and removing debris from people’s homes, household cleaning, door-to-door needs assessments, on-site data entry (please bring laptop), demolition (prior experience required), mold remediation (prior experience required).

Our site is located at the corner of Brown St & Emmons Ave in South Brooklyn and we are open 10 am- 5 pm every day of the week. You will receive orientation on site, and need not stop by a distribution hub first.

Volunteers should be in good health and ideally able to do some heavy lifting. If you have your own work gloves and/or respirator mask, please bring them. If not, we will supply you with all the necessary safety equipment.

Staten Island

  • World Cares Center
  • Olympia Activity Center: 1126 Olympia Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306
  • Saturday 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

This project provides homeowners affected by Hurricane Sandy assistance from partner groups in coordination with World Cares Center to muck out (gutting) their home and mediating present mold. Volunteers will participate in the muck out of homes in the affected areas of Staten Island. Volunteers will be organized in teams and perform the basics of a home muck out. Personal safety items and muck out equipment will be provided by Occupy Sandy and WCC, but if you are able to bring your own, please do. (Safety goggles are especially useful).

This project will involve actual muck out work. Volunteers should come prepared to participate in the entire process, which include but may not be limited to: attending a briefing and debriefing, performing physical labor throughout the day, and exposure to mold and chemicals used to mitigate mold growth.

This project is not safe or appropriate for anyone under the age of 18. However, minors under the age of 18 can be placed in supportive roles in the field and at the coordination site.

  • If you have asthma or a compromised autoimmune system, you should not participate in Muck-Outs. You can be placed in other supportive roles.
  • Wear sturdy closed toed shoes, long pants and sleeves, and layers for the cold.
  • This project involves some physical labor and exposure to mold-mitigating chemicals. Masks will be provided but you should be aware that there will be dust, debris, and chemicals in the working environment.

Bring water and a lunch. make sure you dress in layers of long pants and long sleeves, and wear sturdy closed toed shoes (boots are best). Supplies will be provided but feel free to bring your own if available. Safety goggles and scrub brushes are especially helpful. Please be in good physical condition to muck out homes and mitigate mold; active listening skills; compassionate in interacting with residents.

Please register at www.worldcares.org or by e-mailing mbascome@worldcares.org

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