Don't Walk By is an annual collaboration of faith-based organizations that are committed to serving the homeless and offering them an alternative to living on the streets.
Volunteers canvass the streets and subway platforms in Manhattan on a search for the homeless, offering the people they encounter care kits and an invitation to return to a nearby church for food and medical assistance.
For those ready to leave the streets, Don't Walk By will offer a place in a residential recovery program.
Volunteers walk every street in Manhattan, serve dinner, provide medical services, and offer encouragement and prayer for our homeless neighbors.
Our grant dollars support all the program costs for Don't Walk By, from hearty dinners for the guests to medical supplies and hygiene kits.
Families and children from HFNY's partner churches will assemble over 1,000 care kits filled with hygiene products that will be distributed to the homeless through Don't Walk By.
2018 Don't Walk By Outreach Dates
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Feb 3: Downtown (Outreach Full)
Feb 10: Westside
There are several roles you can serve with, including:
Guidelines for Groups
If you want to serve with a group:
1. Choose a date As a group, choose a date to volunteer and a role you want to play as a group (street engagement or subway engagement)
2. Choose a team leader Decide who from your group will serve as the Team Leader* and write his/her name on the registration form.
*Team leaders must attend one team leader training on either Mon, 1/22 or Thurs, 1/25 from 6:30-8:30pm (you will select the date when you register for Don't Walk By).
3. Flexibility is key While group affiliations are taken into account when assigning outreach teams, Don't Walk By assigns teams with specific safety constraints in mind and to best serve our homeless neighbors (i.e. co-ed groups, up to 8 people per group, etc). You may be placed on another team than your choosing, so we thank you in advance for your graciousness and flexibility!
If you have any questions, please email email@example.com or visit Don't Walk By's FAQ page.
Volunteer with Registration at Don't Walk By
Registration volunteers will greet and check in fellow volunteers who signed up to serve with Don't Walk By. Volunteers for this opportunity must have a smartphone and be comfortable downloading a free app (Eventbrite) to check people in. Information will be sent beforehand to registered volunteers as well as training will be provided on the day of the event. See below for links to sign up!