Volunteers are needed for the upcoming Alameda County Homeless Count! Volunteers help the community obtain a closer-to-accurate picture of how many homeless people there are in our community, which is essential for allocating resources and designing programs. Your help will make a real difference in long-term solutions!!
This January all around the country volunteers and public health workers are conducting one-day homeless counts (picture above, Dr. James Dunford, EMS Medical Director, City of San Diego). The count in Alameda County will be January 29th, 2015. The team at EveryOne Home, who conduct the count, has been busy preparing the site list, volunteer training, and recruitment materials. What they need most right now is VOLUNTEERS!!
Volunteers will receive a training (there are different dates available) between January 6th-17th, then receive their site and shift assignment on January 21st. Volunteers will interview people at their assigned site on January 29th.
Sign up here to help with this critically important project!!
More About The Count:
The Homeless Count is an all day event throughout Alameda County where a team of volunteers conducts a survey questionnaire with people who are at hot meal programs, soup kitchens, and drop in centers. These questionnaires are used by EveryOne Home’s statistical research partners to help enumerate the homeless population, in turn helping the County better serve their needs. To thank people for their time, all interviewees will receive a pack of tube socks. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.