Registration will be open January 1, 2014!
Save the 2014 Dates:
- Feb 8 – Downtown Outreach (Oversea Chinese Mission Church – 154 Hester St, Chinatown)
- Feb 15 – Eastside Outreach (Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church -7 W.55th St)
- Feb 22 – Westside Outreach (Calvary Baptist Church – 123 W.57th St)
- Mar 1 – Uptown Outreach (Bethel Gospel Assembly - 2-26 East 120th St)
Team Leader Training Dates (all at HFNY Office – 1359 Broadway):
[You must register to attend team leader trainings.]
- Tuesday Jan 28, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
- Thursday Feb 6, 6:30pm – 8:00pm
In preparation, please make sure you’ve read the description of each type of volunteer as well as the dates and locations for each week’s outreach. You’ll need to know this when you head to the registration site to sign up. The FAQ page covers most of these details.
Also remember, though we love your enthusiasm, we ask you not to sign up for multiple positions on the same day. This causes the delegation of teams to be a much more confusing process. You are, however, welcome to register for multiple Saturdays of outreach.
Lastly, if you would like to sign up a group of people, we encourage it! But we need each volunteer’s individual contact information in order to communicate crucial information about their role and the outreach.
Thanks for volunteering to be a part of this unprecedented homeless outreach campaign!
Types of Volunteers:
Street Engagement – (must be at least 18 yrs old to qualify) Walks a 10×10 block radius with team on search and rescue mission to find the homeless, and offer them a ride back to the anchor church for food, meal, clothes, etc.
Subway Engagement – (must be at least 18 yrs old to qualify) Rides a subway line with team on search and rescue mission to find the homeless, and offer them a ride back to the anchor church for food, meal, clothes, etc.
Team Leader (Street Engagement or Subway Engagement) – (must be at least 25 yrs old to qualify) Leads a team of the above mentioned volunteers with map, homeless tracking info, and transportation contacts.
Hospitality – (must be at least 16 yrs old to qualify)Works at the anchor church to provide a smile, meal, clothing, medical treatment, resources, and more to the homeless guests that arrive off the streets.