Volunteer Update for the Weekend 12/22 – 12/23: Red Hook, Sheepshead Bay and Staten Island Need Volunteers

We have a lot of work to be done this weekend. Red Hook and Sheepshead Bay has put the call out for volunteers every day of the week for a multitude of jobs and Occupy Sandy in Staten Island will be mucking out homes in the community all weekend long through Monday.  Please take a look below!

Red Hook

  • Monday – Sunday: 12pm -4pm

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when you sign up you will receive information on where they should go and the different jobs available.

Also call 718.306.9149

Sheepshead Bay

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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 Muck Out

  • 1126 Olympia Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10306
  • Saturday – Monday 10am – 4pm

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, including light demolition, mold-remediation and cleaning.    We will be working Saturday, Sunday and Monday depending on demand, so please choose the day(s) you can volunteer!

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.

Occupy Sandy and World Cares have the necessary equipment to outfit crews, but if you are able to bring your own equipment, please bring:  N95 or P100 respirator masks, Tyvek suits, safety goggles, hammers, crow bars, sledge hammers, shovels and cleaning supplies.

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