Backpacks For The Street

BFTS: March, April, May & June 2019

Welcome to Backpacks For The Street volunteer registration. 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.

 

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

March 24-27, 2019: Manhattan

  • March 24, 2019, volunteers are needed to pack and assemble the backpacks.
  • March 25, 26 and 27: go out on the streets to give out, backpacks.
    • Volunteers need to be comfortable interacting with the homeless, as team members often spend time talking to the people we help.
    • Volunteers are required to attend a 30 minute orientation before their shift. This time for this is already built into the schedule. This helps us maintain a safe environment for everyone.

 

April 6, 2019: Help Our Homeless Youth

BFTS and CUNY College will be joining up to give out backpacks and supplies, along with prepaid cell phones (for our young adults to look for work) and gift cards.

  • Morning: Volunteers are needed for packing and assembling.
  • Afternoon: Volunteers are needed to out on the streets with surveys and giveaways, along with the packs and sleeping bags.

 

April 27-30, 2019: Lower East Side

  • April 27, 2019, packing and assembling
  • April 28, 29 and 30: go out on the streets to give out, backpacks.
    • Volunteers need to be comfortable interacting with the homeless, as team members often spend time talking to the people we help.
    • Volunteers are required to attend a 30 minute orientation before their shift. This time for this is already built into the schedule. This helps us maintain a safe environment for everyone.

 

May 20, 2019: BFTS Day at Shake Shack, Madison Square Park

BFTS will receive 25% of every sale from opening to close when a Shake Shack customer at this location shows one of our fliers, mentions our name or flahes our digital message on their mobile.

  • Volunteers are needed between 7:30 a.m. and 11:00 p.m. to help give out fliers and talk up Backpacks For The Street around Madison Square Park in Manhattan.
  • Whether you can come by for an hour or two, or spend the day, we can use you to get the word out to Shake Shack customers around the area.

 

The Following Sign Ups Are Not Open For Registration Yet

May 22-25, 2019: we will be putting together and giving out more than 100 backpacks to the homeless around Forest Hills and Rego Park, Queens.

The following volunteer opportunities are available:

  • May 22, 2019, volunteers are needed to pack and assemble the backpacks.
  • May 23, 24 and 25, volunteers are needed to go out on the streets, with the team, to give out, backpacks.
    • Volunteers need to be comfortable interacting with the homeless, as team members often spend time talking to the people we help.
    • Volunteers are required to attend a 30 minute orientation before their shift. This time for this is already built into the schedule. This helps us maintain a safe environment for everyone.

       *** Sign up opens: April 1, 2019

 

June 23-26, 2019: BFTS Gay Pride! We will be putting together and giving out more than 100 backpacks to the homeless, with a focus on our homeless LGBT youth and adults. Location TBA

The following volunteer opportunities are available:

  • June 23, 2019, volunteers are needed to pack and assemble the backpacks.
  • June 24, 25 and 26: volunteers are needed to go out on the streets, with the team, to give out, backpacks.
    • Volunteers need to be comfortable interacting with the homeless, as team members often spend time talking to the people we help.
    • Volunteers are required to attend a 30 minute orientation before their shift. This time for this is already built into the schedule. This helps us maintain a safe environment for everyone.

       *** Sign up opens: April 15, 2019

 

All volunteers will need to download and sign the BFTS Rule of Conduct, as well as a liability and release form located below.

Have questions? Please email: [email protected]

 

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Shifts Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (EDT)

Loading The Uhaul & Stock Ready

03/24/2019 (Sun) U-Haul Moving & Storage of Jamaica
7:00am - 9:00am (6)  
3 of 6 slots filled

Packing and Assembling

03/24/2019 (Sun) John Haynes Holmes Community House
10:00am - 3:00pm (10)  
Already filled
3:30pm - 8:00pm (10)  
Already filled

Hand out Backpacks

03/25/2019 (Mon) John Haynes Holmes Community House
7:00pm - 11:00pm (12)  
7 of 12 slots filled
03/26/2019 (Tue) John Haynes Holmes Community House
7:00pm - 11:00pm (12)  
6 of 12 slots filled
03/27/2019 (Wed) TBA 
11:00am - 3:00pm (8)  
6 of 8 slots filled

Packing and Assembling

04/06/2019 (Sat) John Haynes Holmes Community House
10:00am - 1:00pm (10)  
Already filled

Giving Out Backpacks

04/06/2019 (Sat) John Haynes Holmes Community House
1:00pm - 5:00pm (12)  
Already filled

Loading and Unloading

04/27/2019 (Sat) U-Haul Moving & Storage of Jamaica 
7:00am - 9:00am (6)  

Packing and Assembling

04/27/2019 (Sat) TBA 
11:00am - 3:30pm (10)  
1 of 10 slots filled
4:00pm - 8:30pm (10)  

Giving Out Backpacks

04/28/2019 (Sun) TBA 
 (13)  
04/29/2019 (Mon) TBA 
 (13)  
1 of 13 slots filled
04/30/2019 (Tue) TBA 
 (8)  

BFTS Day at Shake Shack

Help hand out fliers at Madison Sq Park. BFTS gets 25% of every sale from anyone who shows the flyer or mentions Backpacks For The Street! Please sign up for as many two-hour shifts as you can.

05/20/2019 (Mon) Shake Shack, Madison Sq Park
8:30am - 10:30am   
Shake Shack Madison Sq Park
10:30am - 12:30pm   
12:30pm - 2:30pm   
2 slots filled - more available
2:30pm - 4:30pm   
4:30pm - 7:00pm   
1 slot filled - more available
7:00pm - 9:15pm   
1 slot filled - more available
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