Volunteer opportunities

Friday, March 27, 2020

3/23/2020 NYC has created a website page for people who want to help: coronavirus.health.ny.gov/get-involved-how-you-can-help

Food banks. If you would like to volunteer at a site email Council Member Carlina Rivera's office at district2@council.nyc.gov.

Council Member Keith Powers's office is helping to match volunteers with organizations that need support. You are encouraged to exercise an abundance of caution, Citymeals on Wheels, God’s Love We Deliver, and other emergency food organizations have informed his office that they are looking for assistance. If you would like to get involved, please reach out to his office at kpowers@council.nyc.gov.

Be My Eyes: An app called Be My Eyes for the visually impaired that helps connect them to people that can assist with simple tasks. bemyeyes.com

Invisible Hands is a group of volunteers providing free, safe deliveries for NYC’s most at-risk facing COVID-19. Submit a request at InvisibleHandsDeliver.com or by contacting 646-784-5583 or 917-359-1593. 

Blood banks have an urgent need for blood. The nearest blood bank is NYU Langone, to donate blood for use at that hospital. Call the NYU Langone Blood Bank at 212-263-5440 if you are interested in donating blood for use at NYU Langone.

Technology SWAT Teams to Support New York COVID-19 Response
New York State is launching technology driven products with leading global tech companies to accelerate and amplify our response to COVID-19. They are looking for impactful solutions and skilled tech employees to help. Individuals from leading global technology companies are being deployed across high-impact and urgent coronavirus response activities. They have a particular need for professionals with experience in product management, software development / engineering, hardware deployment & end-user support, data science, operations management, design, or other similar areas. Technology companies, universities, nonprofits, research labs, and other organizations with technology expertise are invited to submit an expression of interest. ny.gov/programs/new-york-state-covid-19-technology-swat-team 

Met Council provides food assistance to over 180,000 of the City's most vulnerable. They need volunteers (especially drivers with vehicles or those who can assist as runners on home delivery) as well as funds to pay for transportation and food. For more information visit metcouncil.org/get-involved.


NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund - with nonprofit The New York Community Trust nycommunitytrust.org/covid19.



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