Volunteer in Astoria/Rockaway

Via Occupy Sandy: Astoria Recovers Hub 23-74 38th St All day (Rides to Rockaway are at 9am sharp) astoria.recovers.org 347-709-INFO

Suncycle Studios

Volunteers are needed and appreciated at Suncycle Studios (137 Beach 116th St., Rockaway Park, NYC 11694) to unload trucks and distribute goods and perhaps perform general good works for those in need. Cleaning supplies always welcome also, but please no more clothing.

Occupy Sandy

Occupy Sandy is a coordinated relief effort to help distribute resources & volunteers to help neighborhoods and people affected by Hurricane Sandy. We are a coalition of people & organizations who are dedicated to implementing aid and establishing hubs for neighborhood resource distribution. Members of this coalition are from Occupy Wall Street, 350.org, recovers.org, InterOccupy.net … Continue reading

Donation sites and volunteer opportunities throughout NJ

Want to help out throughout New Jersey? Check out this list.

Staten Island Jewish Community Center Pantry

Staten Island Jewish Community Center Pantry ( 1466 Manor Road, Staten Island, NY 10314) needs volunteers to help with collection and distribution of items, as well as clean up throughout community. Contact Sarah Cohen at 718-698-2016.

Tails of Love

Tails of Love (706 Cranbury Rd. (rear) East Brunswick, NJ 08816) needs blankets, towels, pet food, generator.  They also need volunteers to help walk dogs and clean up after storm. Call RuthAnn 646-436-3625.

Shore Fruit

Shore Fruit, in association with other Rockaway businesses owners and residents is starting a kitchen that gives out free hot meals through the winter. Their current needs are produce, meat, grains and beans for making soup, cutting boards, knives and pots for prepping and cooking, rain gear for delivery persons, insulated bags for delivery, volunteers with bikes, … Continue reading

How to use this site

You can view the data on this site in several ways: 1. View posts as you normally would on a blog, in the order in which they were posted. 2. Use the categories on the right to view donation or volunteer opportunities, as well as urgent, time-sensitive needs. 3. Use the tags on the left … Continue reading

St Francis de Sales Church

St Francis de Sales Church (129-16 Rockaway Beach Boulevard, Queens) is a medical clinic, with a real need for medical staff — the woman running it has experience running similar operations in disaster areas in Haiti and Sri Lanka. Contact: Allison Thompson, 646-675-9489, alisonthompson123@yahoo.com.


ICNA is a Muslim relief organization that is preparing to send out a fleet of cleaning volunteers to help people clean out their homes. This is a huge area of need that is not being served much as yet. They are looking for the following: blankets, cleaning supplies, gloves, boots. Contact: Shahid Farooqi, 315-534-0790, shahidfarooqi@icnarelief.org