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Best Outdoor Summer Volunteer Opportunities

Give back to your community while having fun when you volunteer with these outdoor volunteer opportunities.

06/09/2014

FILE -- Man working on Pennsylvania Avenue in Long Beach, L.I. on Oct. 24, 2013. (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

Red Cross Volunteers Help Rebuild Homes Still Damaged From Sandy

More than 70 volunteers worked on homes on Long Island, Brookyn, Queens and Staten Island Saturday still damaged from the storm more than a year later.

03/29/2014

Al Toma, 90, and Rose Repke, 93, volunteer at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn on New Year's Eve (credit: Sophia Hall/WCBS 880)

LI Hospital Volunteers, 90 And 93, Spread Cheer

The pair brought New Year’s hats and cookies to patients as they stopped by rooms at St. Francis Hospital in Roslyn on Tuesday.

12/31/2013

Volunteers, in red, at the New York Cares coat drive on Dec. 25, 2013. (credit: CBS 2)

Volunteers Show Christmas Spirit Across Tri-State Area

Dozens of people turned up for a chance to get new coats at the New York Rescue Mission.

12/25/2013

Gov. Andrew Cuomo (file / credit: Governor's Office)

Cuomo Volunteers To Serve Thanksgiving Meals In Albany

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo joined volunteers Thursday as they served thousands of Thanksgiving meals in Albany.

11/28/2013

Goddard Riverside Volunteers

Volunteers Get Into Spirit Of Helping Others For Thanksgiving

Hundreds of people were out making sure Thursday that people in need could get a hot meal on Thanksgiving.

11/28/2013

Long Beach Ceremony

Long Beach Residents Honor Those Who Helped At Sandy Anniversary Ceremony

A Superstorm Sandy anniversary was held Saturday to thank the first responders, and to pray for those who remained out of their homes on Long Beach offshore from Long Island.

10/26/2013

(credit: Richard Sanchez)

Veterans, Other Volunteers Turn Out To Rebuild Nearly A Year After Sandy

Volunteers – most of them veterans – were helping to rebuild homes in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn Saturday, nearly a year after Superstorm Sandy.

10/26/2013

Volunteers rebuild Cedar Grove Park on Staten Island, Sept. 11, 2013. (credit: Monica Miller/WCBS 880)

Volunteers Help Rebuild Staten Island Park To Honor 9/11, Sandy Victims

The sound of church bells and the smell of mulch have replaced the buzzing generators and fire smoke that came from a makeshift tent set up at Cedar Grove Park for displaced residents.

09/11/2013

Seaside Heights School Repairs

Volunteers Rebuild Seaside Heights, N.J. Playground Wrecked By Sandy

A New Jersey community hit hard by Superstorm Sandy is hoping for a passing grade just in time for the new school year.

08/27/2013

Public Library in Brooklyn, New York

Volunteers Head To NYC Libraries For ‘Love A Library Day’

Volunteers were gathering at New York City libraries Saturday to enroll people of all ages in the 2013 Summer Reading Program and register them for library cards.

06/08/2013

Volunteers worked to rebuild the home a 95-year-old Lindenhurst woman. (Credit CBS 2)

95-Year-Old Sandy Victim Finally Returns To Lindenhurst, LI Home

An army of volunteers pitched in to help rebuild the home, that Clarke had lived in since the Eisenhower administration, after it was ravaged by the storm.

05/11/2013

Kitten at Nassau temporary pet shelter. The shelter is to close on Friday. (credit: CBS 2)

Dozens Of Pets Remain Unclaimed With Nassau’s Temporary Shelter To Close

Nassau’s emergency pet shelter will officially close its doors Friday. But as of midnight on Monday, the pets will all be officially placed in the custody of Nassau’s SPCA.

03/11/2013

Lindenhurst

Volunteers Work To Clean Up Sandy Debris In Lindenhurst

Volunteers spent the day Saturday cleaning up homes that were flooded in Lindenhurst, Long Island, so that the process of rebuilding after the damage of Superstorm Sandy can begin.

03/02/2013

Christmas trees lining the beach in Long Beach, N.Y. as part of dune restoration effort (credit: CBS 2)

Christmas Trees Being Used In Long Beach Dune Restoration Effort

Not since Hurricane Gloria in 1985 has a dune restoration project been launched on Nassau County’s South Shore

02/04/2013

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