From The New York Shitty Inbox: Vollies Wanted!

September 16, 2011 by
Filed under: New York City 

This item comes courtesy of an anonymous tipster:

Urgent Call to Action: 12 AmeriCorps Volunteers Needed by Sept 23

Help people prevent, prepare for and respond to emergencies and disasters by working as an AmeriCorps member with the American Red Cross in Greater New York! The American Red Cross in Greater New York is looking to fill 12 positions that are part of its AmeriCorps State program.

AmeriCorps State members are full-time volunteers who serve for 11 months at the Greater NY Red Cross and focus their efforts on helping individuals and communities prepare for, prevent and respond to disaster situations. Through direct service activities, these individuals will seek to increase access to critical preparedness and lifesaving training, engage communities in volunteer activities and create a culture of preparedness in communities across New York. In addition gaining invaluable work experience while serving the community, members are given a living stipend, and are offered benefits such as basic health care and a child care supplement. Upon completion of their assignment, members are given a choice of a cash stipend or an education award.

To learn more about about these positions or apply call (917) 865-0686, shoot an email to: kalisht (at) nyredcross (dot) org and cunninghamje (at) nyredcross (dot) org; or click here. Once again: the deadline Sept 23, 2011!



One Comment on From The New York Shitty Inbox: Vollies Wanted!

  1. SpillConspirator on Sat, 17th Sep 2011 12:38 am
  2. Nearly two decades ago, a local activist organized a major cleanup of the Greenpoint waterfront. She was assisted by Americorps in cleaning up whatever streetends the community could get to at the time. The cleanup they did at Whale Creek was amazing. City agencies had simply refused to do anything about the unsafe conditions that prevented people from even approaching the shoreline. The Americorp group climbed down to Whale Creek ( and other sites )and removed car parts, metal beams, and other large debris. They collected it and packaged it. The Department of Sanitation then had no choice but to pick up the debris. The group laid the groudwork for another local group called Waterways and Greenviews, who were then able to clean up the Manhattan Ave St. End bulkhead so that DOS could remove the footings of the old pedestian bridge. It was absolutely back breaking work. They are indeed an amazing organization. They removed heavy debris to make the shoreline safe for todays activists. If that work hadn’t been done, kayakers and other waterfront users wouldn’t be at the Greenpoint waterfront today.

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