Throughout our response to Hurricane Sandy, one thing has been overwhelming and unwavering – the support and interest of thousands of volunteers from New York City and beyond. Everyone has something to offer, and everyone wants to help. Volunteers have canvassed, cleaned, distributed food and water, sorted donations, and so much more.
But the work is just beginning. Now, we need leaders to take charge and continue these efforts as we start down the long road of recovery.
The newly created New York Cares Disaster Volunteer Corps will mobilize to meet that challenge. In the coming weeks and months, these dedicated volunteer leaders will take charge on projects and guide our efforts in a variety of ways. They will specialize in meeting the needs of the community in a post-Hurricane Sandy world. This group will receive special training, and will be a constant presence in the community that will allow our city to begin to heal.
For more information on joining the Disaster Volunteer Corps, sign up here or email Jaime Denniston-Merced. We currently have many job opportunities listed on our site, check them out and apply today.
By Jaime Denniston-Merced