PHASE  1—Citywide Service Coordination     

NYC Service brought together volunteer organizations to maximize productivity and efficiency of citywide efforts by defining the specialty areas for each group, defining a standard terminology (i.e. “muck-out”) for the most common needs requested, and coordinating data collection and sharing among the volunteer groups.

To date NYC Service has engaged over 11,000 volunteers in over 80 service projects since Hurricane Sandy.  Volunteers have participated in the following projects in Hurricane Sandy affected areas:

Emergency Response

NYC Distribution  Centers           2,158 volunteers           

NYC Parks Department                7,000 volunteers                     

Sandy Day of Service                     1,000+ volunteers


PHASE 2—Recovery and Building Projects             

 MLK Day of Service                                547 volunteers               

Mayor’s Fund to Advance NYC          120 volunteers 

NYC Parks Department                          2,030 volunteers  

 NYC Housing Authority                        88 volunteers             

 NYC DEP                                                     104 volunteers           

 National Park Service                           354 volunteers            

Additional Community Partnerships   

  156 volunteers                            

  • Love Your Block Beautification
  • Youth volunteering with Youth from Brooklyn Bureau of Community Service
  • Painting and Planting at New York Aquarium
  • Painting of Mural with Alliance for Coney Island
  • Community volunteers from the Rockaways – Shore Soup Project