Hurricane Sandy Volunteer Opportunities

Serve the Shore

Community Service at Rutgers is committed to providing ongoing volunteer opportunities through our Serve the Shore program to help those affected by Hurricane Sandy.  Please check back for Rutgers-sponsored opportunities.

Off-Campus Opportunities

For immediate volunteer opportunities, you can contact the following organizations.  Any off-campus opportunities listed are not affiliated and/or sponsored by Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Jersey Cares – Search for “Sandy Relief”

Ocean County Long Term Recovery Group

Sea Bright Rising

Jersey Shore Gives Back

Northern Ocean Habitat for Humanity

Atlantic County Revive

St. Bernard Project


Past Serve the Shore Days

Saturday, November 8, 2014
20 Rutgers volunteers worked with the St. Bernard Project in Keansburg, New Jersey to rebuild a home that was destroyed during Hurricane Sandy.  Read more about the students’ volunteer experience on the St. Bernard Project website.

Saturday, March 29, 2014
20 Rutgers volunteers worked with Atlantic County Revive to sort and organize light fixtures for repairing homes in Atlantic County, New Jersey.

October 19, 2013
20 Rutgers volunteers participated in the demolition and restoration of a home in South Amboy, New Jersey. The students worked with Catholic Charities to care for a family’s home in the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy.

Saturday, April 13, 2013
200 Rutgers volunteers cleaned up debris at Island Beach State Park in Seaside, New Jersey.  The students found washed up tires, windows, bottles, and other garbage and helped make the beach a more welcoming place for summer patrons.

Saturday, March 2, 2013
50 Rutgers volunteers participated in the demolition of three homes and serving of meals to residents in Keansburg, New Jersey.  Through our community partnership with All In, the students helped to restore the shore in a long day of hard labor.