If you'll be in an area hit by SuperStorm Sandy over break -- or simply want to help out, here are 16 leads on volunteer opportunities that you may want to follow up on and take a look at. Many of these organizations may be willing to have you volunteer for as short a time as three hours -- or for several weeks.

Given the amount of time and energy it takes to clean up after a big storm, you may want to call -- and phone -- for the best response.

Astoria Recovers
Bay Ridge Cares Kitchen
Brokelyn: How to Help
Clean Up at Printed Matter
Corporation for National and Community Service
Food Not Bombs: Sandy Relief
Lower East Side Recovers
National Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster
New York Blood Center Donor Center Locations
New York Cares
Occupy Sandy
Occupy Sandy Donations
Red Hook Recovers
Rockaway Relief
The Lo-Down’s List of Lower East Side Volunteer Spots

If you live in -- or want to live in -- New York, New Jersey, or another state affected by the storm, volunteering could be a great way to spend part of your break and make some new friends.