1128 Olympia volunteer "job descriptions"
posted over 2 years ago by SIrecovers
VOLUNTEER JOB TYPES
We need volunteers seven days a week, and we really need people who can come and "bottomline," aka be responsible, for daily routine tasks of keeping our volunteer hub flowing.
Consider making a regular time in your week to do a full day or a shift: 10-2pm, 1-5pm.
ON SITE JOBS
The 1128 Free Store 12+ in age, indoors but no heat: Greeting people, taking donations, sorting, stacking, fufilling orders for delivery, stacking boxes
Tool loan: greeting, signout of tools
Volunteer orientation: 18+, onsite but outdoor, dress warmly: Greeting, info sign up orientation leader on topics: clean-up, jobs, anti-oppression supplies and tools outfitting, keeping track of supplies dispatcher taking report backs data entry
1128 Communications 16+, indoor but no heat, dress warmly!: Answer phone hotline, Make calls to other hubs to check on needs, Communication with our main hubs at 520/Jacobi, Social media tracking: Cel.ly/Social media, Email checking
1128 Medic Clinic TBA, but needed
In the field
Clean-up: adults only/Medium Labor, Be dressed for messy outdoor work: Bleaching, shoveling, raking, bagging garbage
Demolition: adults only, Heavy Labor, Be dressed for messy outdoor work: removing sheet rock, clearing carpet, moving furniture
Canvassing 16+, be dressed for walking outside: calling people on the phone, dispatching groups of canvassers, going on canvassing expeditions, putting canvassing data into our database.
Driving 16+, insurance -take supplies and volunteers to and from sites -go with partner on supply drops and pick ups
Volunteering with another group [various jobs w/ other community recovery sites, we often send volunteers to other sites]
About volunteering with us
We ask that parents only bring children old enough to be independent, and to not take young folks to clean-up/demolition sites. Our facility currently has generators but no heat so we ask everyone to dress warmly. Please bring all you need for a comfortable, warm day (including snacks/water/medicines) and do not bring anything of value or anything you don't want to get wet.
A wonderful retired NYPD group is on site grilling all day for the community, and pasta is available. We have port-o-pots on site.
Please email us with any questions: occupysandystatenisland at gmail dot com