Volunteers Needed in Sheepshead Bay, Rockaways and Sandy Storyline!

Hope the New Year has been treating you well so far. Below we have some canvassing, muck-out, mold remediation opportunities in Sheepshead Bay and Rockaways

Also Sandy Storyline is looking for Regional Storytelling Coordinators, Front End Developers and social media mavens!

Thanks for everything you do.


Sheepshead Bay

Occupy Sandy 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, muckouts, garbage clean-up and removing debris from people’s homes, 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 3081 Emmons Avenue between Brown and Batchelder Streets at the Jumpin’ Bean Restaurant. We are open 10am – 5pm every day of the week. You will receive orientation on site, and need not stop by a distribution hub first.

There is limited work that people under the age of 18 or people with asthma, heart conditions or immune-compromised systems can do, but we can always use help staffing the supply table, door-knocking, and serving food. We also have a need for detail-oriented, paperwork-lovin’ people during the weekdays who can stay on site and maintain a daily log sheet of volunteers, work orders being filled, and requests from residents. Will provide training.

If you are doing muck outs or demolition, please wear work boots and bring work gloves and a respirator if you have them. If not, we can provide gloves, masks, and Tyvek suits.


Rockaways

  • Respond & Rebuild
  • Meet at 520 Clinton @ 8am to travel to Rockaway, NY
  • Saturday, Sunday
    8a – 5p
  • Email: info@respondandrebuild.org

Volunteers will spend the day removing mold from previously flooded homes. This process involves scraping, vacuuming, and disinfecting. Depending on the site there may be some finishing demolition. Volunteers should bring a lunch, hard soled shoes/boots, work clothes and enthusiasm!

We will provide respirators, goggles, tyvek suits, and work gloves.

We do not work with volunteers under 16; volunteers aged 16-18 will need to have the signature of a parent or guardian. We provide more than adequate P-100 half face respirators and Tyvek haz-mat suits to all of our volunteers, but be aware that it is dirty work in basements with mold present.

Register to volunteer at www.respondandrebuild.org/volunteer


Sandy Storyline

Sandy Storyline is a participatory documentary about Hurricane Sandy and efforts to recover and rebuild communities. Using audio, photography, text and video, Sandy Storyline is building a narrative of the storm and its aftermath, told through the experiences of community members and volunteers.

Any Affected Area in New York or New Jersey

  • Monday – Sunday
    Flexible Time / Few Days Per Week Minimum
  • Email: info@sandystoryline.com
  • Seeking: Volunteer Regional Storytelling Coordinators

The participatory documentary Sandy StoryLine (www.sandystoryline.com) is looking for volunteer regional storytelling coordinators. Coordinators collaborate with local organizers to identify people in affected areas who would like to share stories of their experience or visions for the future. This person would both help community members to tell their own stories using easily accessible tools as well as connect them with our growing community of media makers.

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

Sandy Storyline is a participatory documentary about Hurricane Sandy and efforts to recover and rebuild communities. Using audio, photography, text and video, Sandy Storyline is building a narrative of the storm and its aftermath, told through the experiences of community members and volunteers.

Sandy Storyline 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 sandystoryline.com.
  • 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, sandystoryline.com.

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 web@sandystoryline.com.

Can Work Remotely

Sandy Storyline www.sandystoryline.com is looking for volunteers who can help with our social media, online communications, and general outreach. 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.

Sandy Storyline is a participatory documentary about Hurricane Sandy and the recovery and reconstruction of our neighborhoods. Using audio, photography and text, Sandy Storyline creates a narrative of the storm and its aftermath, told through the experiences of community members and volunteers.

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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