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.

Registration Currently Open:


  • Oct. 13:  Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (Full with wait list)
    • Registration is FULL and closed.


  • Oct. 19 & 21: Manhattan
    • To register, go to:


  • Oct. 27:  Jamaica and Rego Park, Queens. (Full with wait list)
    • Registration is FULL and closed.



Upcoming 2019 events:

  • Nov. 12-14:         TBA
  • Nov. 25-27:         Thanksgiving
  • Dec. 1.:               World AIDS Day, Helping Our Homeless Living With HIV
  • Dec. 3:                National Giving Day
  • Dec 12-14:          TBA
  • Dec 22:               Holiday Backpack and Gift Give Away

Please note, we will be adding additonal dates NOT currently listed. Please check back often, or email, [email protected]

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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