Sandy Storyline Looking for Volunteer Coordinators, Front End Developers, Admin Help and Content!

Do you have any photos or audio clips or stories about Occupy Sandy that you want to share? Visit Sandy Storyline and let your voice be heard!

Sandy Storyline is a participatory documentary project about Hurricane Sandy and efforts to recover and rebuild our neighborhoods.  Read on for other ways you can get involved!

Sandy Storyline 

  • Any Affected Area in New York or New Jersey 
  • Monday – Sunday 
  • Flexible Time / Few Days Per Week Minimum
  • Email:

Seeking: Volunteer Regional Storytelling Coordinators 

Sandy StoryLine ( is looking for volunteer regional storytelling coordinators. Coordinators collaborate with local organizers to identify people in affected areas who would like to share their stories, experience and visions for the future. 

The goal is to work in closer relationship to the organizing to fill the huge gaps in the mainstream media’s reporting so we can continue to amplify what’s happening in affected neighborhoods.

The regional storytelling coordinators would have to be available a few days a week.  Join us in exposing and voicing these important stories.   

This is a super flexible and fun volunteer opportunity.

This opp is great for any folks who are self-starters love meeting new people.Telling the untold stories of this diaster is critical to how we support communities advocating for equitable rebuilding. Bring a notebook and pen, warm and comfortable clothes and your people skills. 

122 Java Street, Greenpoint Brooklyn

Looking for a Front-end Developer for Hurricane Sandy Storytelling Project

Sandy Storyline is building a narrative of the storm and its aftermath, told through the experiences of community members and volunteers.

It includes three channels of participation to ensure that a multiplicity of voices and perspectives are represented in the documentary.

  • Anyone can record their story by simply calling a toll-free number, sending a text or picture message, or submitting a story on
  • A growing group of media contributors are gathering people’s stories using audio interviews, photography and video.
  • Sandy StoryLine conducts participatory workshops for community and youth groups to help build the knowledge and tools to create media for community power, cultural expression, and leadership development.

A main distribution outlet for Sandy Storyline is our web platform,

We’re in immediate need of a front-end developer to join Sandy Storyline. We put up a very rapid first build, just to get the growing collection of stories up, but want to make a truly interactive place on the web for sharing stories about Sandy.  We hope to bring dignity to the people who have been affected, and create a storytelling platform that can be used for long term advocacy efforts around rebuilding. Bring your ideas!  

The developer should feel comfortable handing different media types, and working in CSS, JavaScript, and HTML 5. Features may include creative applications of playlists, story sorting, and viewing.

We are volunteer-powered at the moment but this is a creative, collaborative project with lots of potential. We are looking for developers who can help with the beta phase as well as for the long term vision of creating a space for telling the stories of Hurricane Sandy.

If interested, please contact

Work Remotely

We need volunteers who can help with our social media, online communications, and general outreach. You can work remotely. We have weekly meetings that alternate between stories/content one week and coordination/productions the next week. Meetings are in the evening on weekdays.

This is a perfect job for someone who has a full time job but still wants to help out. 

Job would include helping draft and send weekly HTML emails about the latest stories. Helping coordinate updating our (forthcoming) blog, announcing all of our 100 stories on social media, as well as helping spread the word far and wide about all these stories you can’t hear anywhere else.

Help us amplify the real stories of what’s happening!

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