Opportunity Details

Disaster & Emergency Services

Age Minimum (with Adult): 18+, Minimum Age:18+

Sort Donations for Puerto Rico (FLEXIBLE TIMES)

***Thank you for your interest in this opportunity! Due to a great volunteer response last week, the sorting and packing at the warehouse has been completed and supplies will be on their way to Puerto Rico next! Projects after 10/13 have been cancelled**

The Massachusetts Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) is working with National VOAD members (Voluntarty Organizations Active in Disaster) and ACS Disaster Services, to support Puerto Rico after the devastation of Hurricane Maria. As part of this response, they are sorting and packing donations to be shipped to Puerto Rico, or to assist those who may relocate to MA.  Work will consist of sorting boxes, packing and moving donations.  

The warehouse is in need of volunteers from 9am-5pm each weekday Oct 10-Oct 20, but volunteer hours are flexible within that time frame.  If you need to arrive late or leave early, that is fine. 

The warehouse is located in Worcester, and a shuttle will be provided from Worcester Union Station to the warehouse, and back.  Volunteers are encouraged to take the MBTA Commuter Rail from South Station to Union Station.  Shuttle service will be available for the following train times:

Morning Schedule:
7:20 AM – Depart South Station
8:31 AM – Arrive Worcester Union Station
8:50 AM – Depart South Station
10:13 AM – Arrive Worcester Union Station
Afternoon Schedule:
3:50 PM – Depart Worcester Union Station
5:19 PM – Arrive South Station
5:20 PM – Depart Worcester Union Station
6:39 PM – Arrive South Station

Parking:  Right side of building ~small lot; ok to use grass at end of lot.  Please avoid parking in back of warehouse as large trucks will be using area for turning.  Warehouse address will be sent to volunteers after registering below.

For more information on how Massachusetts is supporting Puerto Rico, read the press release about the Massachusetts United for Puerto Rico Fund here, and about the task force assembled to address needs here. 
**Please Note: The warehouse is NOT accepting donations**
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