Volunteer opportunity description

Since COVID we've been working around the clock. Since March, we have provided more than 10,000 backpacks to NYC's homeless, along with more than 17,000 masks and 180 gallons of handsanitizer. (As of Nov 19, 2020.)

As an essential service, we do roughly nine outings a week; three on three different days, in three different neighborhoods, with a different team in each 'hood.

No one goes out alone. We go out in teams of about 4 people,  (to maintain social distancing and keep everyone safe) including one of the co-founders, who leads each shift.

Shift last about an hour and a half to two hours.

There is a 10-15 minute orientation for newcomers before their first shift.

For those interest in packing and assembling. It typically takes place on Thursday afternoons at our warehouse in Jamaica.

To register as a volunteer go to: https://tinyurl.com/bfts-covid-volunteer

Ignore the "dates" part. It's just there because that's the way that particular site is set up. We are working to change our signup feature.

For more information, you can check out our website at https://bfts.org

Or find us on Instagram and Facebook, @backpacksforthestreet

If you have any other questions, please feel free to reach out to me at: jeffrey@bfts.org


Jeffrey Newman

President and CEO of Together Helping Others Inc

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