Post-Sandy Volunteer and Donation Opportunities in New York Area

By James Smith, University of Edinburgh
November 5, 2012 Updated: December 5, 2012

NEW YORK—Hurricane Sandy left a trail of destruction with many sustaining damage. In turn, this has spurred the shining community spirit of New Yorkers. This past week, many individuals, families, and groups stepped forward to lend a hand to those in need.

A number of online services are helping link people and places in need with willing volunteers. Some are also accepting donations to support the recovery effort.

Volunteer opportunities are changing with changing needs; please visit the sites regularly for updates.

Volunteer Opportunities

New York City

Interoccupy gives a comprehensive listing of locations to volunteer.

United We Serve provides updates on new volunteer opportunities.,

NYC Service is accepting money, goods, services, and volunteers.,

Food Bank For New York City is taking donations and providing volunteer opportunities.

JCC in Manhattan is collecting goods for shelters and provides volunteer opportunities.

Greater New York
American Red Cross of Greater New York provides donation and volunteer opportunities.

American Red Cross on Long Island provides donation and volunteer opportunities.

United We Serve provides volunteer and donation information on surrounding states.

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