The Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund (AALDEF) is seeking volunteers to conduct land use surveys of Chinatown and Lower East Side as part of a multi-city project focused on the health and sustainability of Chinatowns and surrounding communities.
Volunteers will survey all the addresses on specified streets – generally 3 to 4 city blocks. Using the survey, volunteers will collect information about the number of residential units, schools, religious institutions, vendors, small businesses, etc. on a particular street. The survey requires volunteers to look at buildings and record what exists; the survey does not require speaking with residents or store owners. This process will take approximately 2 hours. You can choose when you want to conduct the survey, but a ½-hour training is required prior to conducting the survey.
If you are interested in volunteering, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org indicating:
2. Contact information
3. Preferred training date from the below list
4. Any language ability in Chinese or Spanish (not required to conduct the land use survey)
Land use survey training dates and times:
King & Spalding, 1185 Avenue of the Americas (btwn. 46th and 47th Streets), New York
Wednesday, September 22: 2pm and 6pm
Thursday, September 23: 1pm
Friday, September 24: 1pm
Wednesday, September 29: 2pm and 6pm
Thursday, September 30: 6pm
Friday, October 1: 1pm
If you have a large group that would like to conduct the survey, we can also arrange trainings specifically for your group. For more information, call Bethany Li at 212.966.5932 x213 or email us at: email@example.com.