Back on My Feet recruits members at homeless and residential facilities and begins with a member's commitment to run three days a week in the early morning. After 30 days in the program, members with 90% attendance earn the opportunity to move into the second phase of the program called Next Steps, which provides education, employment and housing opportunities.
Our members don’t accomplish this regimen alone. They do it alongside with the support of volunteers like you.
Where Are the Runs? We meet every Monday, Wednesday and Friday.
Team Tenderloin @ 5:45 AM: 500 Turk Street - Meet in the Goodyear parking lot
Team Soma @ 5:45 AM: Folsom St & Columbia Square - Victoria Manalo Draves Park
Monthly Evening Run: The next evening Run will be on Monday, July 9th - meet at the team locations listed above at 6:00pm **No morning run this day**
What’s the Commitment? Volunteers meet in the early morning at one of the above locations and run between one and four miles with our members. Back on My Feet sees different physical abilities among members so we encourage all runners, joggers and walkers to become a part of our growing community. We run every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday, but we ask that you commit to once a week. If you fall in love with the team (which, we think you will) then join us as often as you'd like.
Can I Help Lead a Team? Of course! Each team has a "core" group of volunteers, people who take on additional responsibilities to help Back on My Feet staff make sure the team is fully functional and organized. Let our program staff know if you are interested in assuming one of these roles.
Do I Need to Do Anything Before Coming Out? Everyone interested in volunteering with Back on My Feet is asked to attend a short orientation. At orientation, we talk about our program and mission, discuss issues surrounding homelessness, elaborate on the role of our volunteers and answer questions. We will equip you with all the information needed to get started with a Back on My Feet team.