Backpacks For The Street

Current Volunteer Opportunities

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.

Check back often as this list is updated regularly with new outing.


Currently Open For Registration:



  • July 4th, 2019: Fourth of July Holiday Bags and Hotdogs and Hamburgers
    • There's something about being thought of and included on a holiday that's very heartwarming for people who have no one.
    • This is a special outing where we give out specially made bags with holiday treats and life necessities, along with traditional hotdogs and hamburgers. 
    • This will be similar to our well received Valentine's Day outing and Easter events.

             To sign up, go to:


  • July 15-16th, 2019: Rego Park and Forest Hills
    • On July 15th, we will be packing and assembling backpacks at Austin Public in the morning.
    • Going out with the backpacks will begin around noon on the 15th.
    • On July 16th, a buffet brunch for our homeless men and wome will be held. We will need a handful of volunteers to assist.

             To sing up, go to:


Scheduled, Registration To Open Shortly

  • July 17, 2019: Briarwood and Jamaica, Queens (TBA)
  • August, 2019: Brooklyn
  • August/September, 2019: Sleeping On The Street
  • September 6 - 9, 2019: Harlem and the Bronx
  • September 29, 2019: CEO's Birthday Give Out
  • October 2019: TBA
  • November 2019: TBA
  • December 1, 2019: World AIDS Day, Helping Our Homeless Living With HIV
  • December 3: National Giving Day
  • December 22, 2019: Holiday Backpack and Gift Give Away

We are also planning to do added days with a special outreach to the large (and growing) homeless immigrant population. Details to follow soon.

Registration for these will open shortly. To be notified when they do, email [email protected]


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.
  • 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.

Have questions? Please email: [email protected]

Date: 12/01/2019 (Sun.)

Time: 12:00am - 12:05am EDT

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