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:

  • Jan. 1st - 3rd:  Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens
    • Registration is full.
  • Jan. 7-8: Astoria, Flushing
    • Registration is full.


  • Jan 14: Storage Help
    • We will be upgrading our storage unit to a larger one.
    • We could use a few extra volunteer hands with this. The unit is located in Jamaica.
    • The units are on the same floor, so it's going to be mostly wheeling things over and helping us put it right, and organized.
    • We will provide lunch and you'd be doing an awesome thing to help us with the work we do assist the homeless.
    • If you're able to assist, email [email protected]


  • Jan. 16 - 18:  Hat, Coat, Gloves and Sleeping Bag Give Out
    • Registration will open shorty.
  • Jan. 26-27: Manhattan
    • registration will open shortly
  • February: 14: Valentine's Day Give Out
    • registration will open shortly
  • Feb. 20 - 21:  Hat, Coat, Gloves and Sleeping Bag Give Out
    • Registration will open shorty.


Additional Upcoming 2020 Events:

The 2020 calendar is ever-evolving. It is updated weekly.

Please keep checking back or email us for upcoming events.


Expected February outings include:

  • Feb: Forest Hills and Rego Park
  • Feb: Manhattan


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]

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Instagram: @backpacksforthestreet

Date: 12/01/2020 (Tue.)

Time: 12:00am - 12:05am EST

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