Backpacks For The Street
Welcome to Backpacks For The Street volunteer registration. To see the full list of BFTS Volunteer opportunities go to: http://tinyurl.com/BFTS-Volunteer
We operate by the mantra that a person's circumstances does not diminish their value as a human being or make them any less deserving of kindness and compassion. Something as simple as a backpack can give a person a boost of hope and show them, they are not alone.
April 27, 2019: Help Our Homeless Youth
BFTS and CUNY College will be joining forces to give out backpacks and supplies, along with prepaid cell phones (for our young adults to look for work) and gift cards.
- Loading UHaul in Jamaica, 7 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
- Pre-Event, 9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.: Volunteers are needed for unloading U-Haul in Murray Hill and Times Square
- Morning, 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Packing and assembling at Planet Hollywood in Times Square.
- Afternoon, 1:30 - 5:30 p.m.: Volunteers are needed to out on the streets with surveys and giveaways, along with the packs and sleeping bags at Planet Hollywood in Times Square.
April 28, 2019: Packing and Assembling
- 10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.: Packing and Assembling
April 30, 2019: Out On The Street
- 7 p.m. - 10 pm.: Volunteers are needed to go out on the streets and give out backpacks.
Note: Please Read
- Volunteers who are giving out backpacks must attend a 30 minute orientation on the day of this event. The time for this is already built into the schedule. This helps us maintain a safe environment for everyone.
- Volunteers need to be comfortable interacting with the homeless, as team members often spend time talking to the people we help.
- All volunteers need to download and sign the BFTS Rule of Conduct, as well as a liability and release form located below. You can either email your signed copy or bring it with you.
If the time slot you want is full, please email [email protected] to be added to our wait list. Occasionally space opens up.
To see other BFTS Volunteer opportunities go to: http://tinyurl.com/BFTS-Volunteer
Have questions? Please email: [email protected]
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