Super Storm Sandy

Civilian Emergency Response Corps

Prepare * Respond * Recover
I AM READY TO RESPOND!
Highly-Skilled Volunteers Register Here
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 individuals who have specialized skills that could help a community recover from a disaster to volunteer for projects in the communities affected by Sandy.

New York State needs skilled volunteers:
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.

How can I become part of the
Civilian Emergency Response Corps?
  1. Highly-Skilled Volunteers Register Here
    1. In your account, click on Skills tab and add your skills
  2. Find and volunteer for opportunities;
    1. by calendar day;
    2. by keyword.
What will happen next? To learn more about disaster-related volunteer projects in your community, please contact: Laura Messano, Director of Disaster Services, Long Island Volunteer Center.
lmessano.livc@optonline.net
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Or call 516-564-5482.

You can also sign up for the statewide database of skilled volunteers at www.prepare.ny.gov.



LIVOAD - Long Island Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster If you are interested in receiving weekly newsletters about disaster related volunteer opportunities, click here or sign up here

You can also sign up for the statewide database of skilled volunteers at www.prepare.ny.gov.

The Long Island Volunteer Center, an affiliate of HandsOn Network, is continuing to work closely with our local partner agencies, Long Island VOAD (Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster),  and national HandsOn Network to identify volunteer opportunities in the communities impacted by Super  Storm Sandy to ensure a coordinated response.

For Homeowners in need of information and resources click FEMANassau County, and/or Suffolk County

For additional Long Island contact information go to 2-1-1 long island Disaster Recovery Resources
For information on New York State's community reconstruction program - New York Rising, click here.

Click here for answers to some common questions about registering as a volunteer.

Long Island Volunteer Center Recruits Volunteers as part of the Citizen’s Emergency Response Corps | Long Island Exchange - 2013 March 12

How LIVC is Responding
We're:

  • Recruiting and referring volunteers for disaster relief and recovery;
  • Assisting in the development of faith-based relief centers serving south shore communities;
  • Supporting disaster relief agencies with supplies for muck outs;
  • Providing warehouse support for personal protective equipment and tools for disaster volunteer teams and for donations of clothing, food, and cleaning supplies;
  • Conducting drives to assist affected communities: including food, clothing, blankets, and school supplies;
  • Deploying volunteers to assist with FEMA applications, staffing FEMA sites;
  • Managing volunteers data to reflect the humanitarian response to Super Storm Sandy;
  • Actively contributing in LIVOAD (Long Island Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster) planning, development, and execution.
Accomplishments and more things we are doing...

  • Act as central resource for disaster information with timely messaging through our website and social media;
  • Secure and refer resources to underwrite other disaster relief organizations;
  • Conduct Community outreach on volunteering from disaster recovery efforts;
  • Created a volunteer recovery center serving all of Long Island where AmeriCorps, St. Louis, trains and equips volunteers, operates a call center and facilitates agencies active in disaster;
  • Secured media coverage for our disaster partners.

How New York State is responding:
Governor Cuomo has charged three commissions to examine existing systems and present a comprehensive blueprint to bring New York State emergency preparedness and response capabilities into the 21st century and ensure our infrastructure is built to survive major weather incidents. Click for detail...

Disaster Services:
Volunteers help Super Storm Sandy homeowners in the clean up of their homes.
LIVC-supplied gear protects volunteers helping in Sandy clean upLIVC-supplied gear protects volunteers helping in Sandy clean up.
LIVOAD members plan to help victims of Sandy disasterLIVOAD participating organizations organize assistance of victims of Sandy disaster.
Hope Floats and Americorps St. Louis sign posted at the VRCSpecial thanks to our VRC (Volunteer Recovery Center) partner AmeriCorps, St. Louis for their hard work and commitment to serving those who suffered in Super Storm Sandy.