More than a year after Superstorm Sandy devastated communities in New York City, Long Island, and the Mid-Hudson Region, New Yorkers are still struggling to rebuild and recover from the disaster. While much of the visible damage has been repaired, individuals and families are still rebuilding and in need of volunteers to assist with plumbing, wiring, and designing more resilient structures. Survivors also need assistance with complicated tax documents and other paperwork.
Are you ready to RESPOND?
New York State needs:
• Tradespeople • Attorneys • Engineers
• Social workers • Accountants • Translators
• Plumbers • Electricians • Certain Students
• Insurance Experts • Truck Drivers • Medical Professionals
and other skilled professionals who want to help their communities recover from Sandy and prepare for future disasters. The Civilian Emergency Response Corps is Governor Cuomo’s statewide collaborative disaster response and preparedness initiative, which aims to recruit “highly-skilled” volunteers to assist in ongoing Sandy recovery efforts and to develop a network of volunteers who will be able to respond in future disasters. As part of this initiative, the Long Island Volunteer Center is joining two other Regional Volunteer Centers and two New York State Office for New Americans Opportunity Centers in New York City, Long Island, and the Mid-Hudson Region to recruit and engage professionals, tradesmen, social workers, certain students and apprentices, and other individuals who have specialized skills that could help a community recover from a disaster to volunteer for projects in the communities affected by Sandy.
To learn more about volunteer projects in your community, please contact:
To join our statewide database as a skilled volunteer, please visit:
About Long Island Volunteer Center (LIVC)
The Long Island Volunteer Center is the resource center for volunteerism and community service initiatives throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties. Established in 1992, LIVC operates year round and its services are provided free of charge. The LIVC collaborates with corporations and community organizations to address the needs of Long Islanders. LIVC is an affiliate of the HandsOn Network since 2008, connecting agencies seeking volunteers with individuals and groups looking for ways to serve their communities. In 2011, the LIVC was designated by New York State as the Regional Volunteer Center for Long Island. A member agency of the Long Island Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster, LIVC has taken the lead on volunteer engagement and coordination in support of Superstorm Sandy relief and recovery efforts. For further information, please access http://www.longislandvolunteercenter.org or contact 516-564-5482.