Volunteer in Staten Island


BE SAFE: Wear safe and warm clothing, don’t lift above your weight, work at least in pairs. Please do not enter a building unless it has been assessed and determined structurally sound. Do not stay in outdoor clean up zones after dark.

BE RESPECTFUL:  Remember, the people you are speaking and working with have been through a traumatic event that continues, please be patient, respectful, and understanding of their needs and time. Ask them what they need and do NOT throw away anything without asking first and suggesting they photograph anything of value.

DRESS FOR WORK: Clean up crews, please COME PREPARED to Work: Wear work shoes, gloves, warm clothes. Highly advisable to bring N95 Particulate Filter facepiece Respirator.

BRING SUPPLIES: Bring sharpies, pens, business cards or contact info if you wish to share, paper, snacks, medicines, charged phone/charger, full water bottle.  Please bring extra heavy duty trash bags, gloves, masks, brooms, shovels, rakes, cleaning supplies!

STAY SANE: Do NOT give any of your own personal items away and keep well fed, hydrated, and calm. Don’t do anything you are not qualified to do! Bring a friend or two! Cheer each other on!

PROTECT CHILDREN: Any clean-up crew is going to turn away children because of dangerous conditions. It’s probably best to leave children under 12 with family or volunteer in other ways (sorting, food prep and serving, phone banking, canvassing, etc).

GET THERE: BY CAR: Fill up before coming on the island, bring cleaning supplies, and please park a bit away from affected areas to allow machinery, hauling, and transport.

If you have a car or truck and want to help transport donated goods & volunteers, link in by texting “@osdrivers” to 23559

ON BIKE: Best for transporting goods to affected neighborhoods, canvassing needs. Take bike on SI Ferry, No bikes over Verrazano, can’t go on buses

Info on how to get to Staten Island from NY, BK, Manhattan here.

If you are coming from out of the area, see this page for information on temporary volunteer housing.
Points north:  transport for volunteers and supplies from St Jacobi Church, Sunset Park and 520 Clinton, please read about it here


Occupy Sandy Staten Island 551 Midland Avenue (us!):

World Cares             

Yellow Team           Farid Kader 9178856537    

489 Midland Ave:  Community Hub needs volunteers and work crews.  See Andre or Aiman

Zion Lutheran Church    Graniteville    505 Watchogue Road       

All Hands Project Staten Island

Salem Church    West Brighton    634 Clove Road            paul.t@salemchurchnyc.org   

Rebuild SI    Dongan Hills    rebuildstatenisland@gmail.com 347-875-7505   

St Clare’s    Great Kills    110 Nelson Ave    Nelson north of Edgewood    M-F 9-3 week end 11-3     sandy@stclaresi.com (718) 554-8104  

Talie Corp aka TEAM DETERMINATION    Dongan Hills        Father Capodanno & Slater Blvd           

NYC Food Bank

Project Hospitality