Volunteers Needed to Count the Homeless (Point-in-Time Count)


(33.760426,-117.847046)
 

Cause Areas

When

Sat Jan 28, 2017, 04:00 AM - 09:00 AM

Where

1505 E. 17th StreetSuite 108Santa Ana, CA 92705


About

On January 28, 2017 the Street & Sheltered Point-in-Time Count & Survey is conducted across Orange County. This is an essential step and required by HUD for the county to maintain funding used in the fight to end homelessness. We count to understand homelessness in our community in order to end it. The"Point-In-Time" count & survey provides statistically accurate data on the homeless population in Orange County.

OUR GOAL IS 1,500 VOLUNTEERS IN 2017!

1,500!!!!

We need an estimated 1,500 volunteers to work in the field and at deployment centers on the morning of the count. Deployment centers are located strategically throughout Orange County and the fieldwork takes place in the streets. Volunteers walk map areas throughout the county that are either "hot" or "warm" spots, where people experiencing homelessness are sleeping in areas not meant for human habitation. We need YOUR help to make everyone count!

Visit our website for more information at www.pointintimeoc.org or contact Ashley Cunningham at ACunningham@211oc.org or pointintime@211oc.org. Main office 714-288-4007 / Direct 714-589-2354 / Cell 714-855-5009

Website: www.pointintimeoc.org

Volunteer Roles - Pre-Event Volunteer Needs (1/12/17 -- 1/23/17)
* Packaging "incentives" or gift items for homeless clients to be given out during the Count and Survey.
* Packaging field team supplies and backpacks.
Minimum age is 13 (with parental permission). If interested, please click here to send us an email pointintime@211oc.org

**We also need help testing the walking map areas in December, can be done during the day - no age requirement! 30 minutes per map area**

Sign up to to volunteer at: http://pointintimeoc.org/index.php/volunteer-info/register-to-volunteer/

Fieldwork Volunteers (1/28/17)
All Fieldwork volunteers must attend a 3 hour training session prior to the count. Returning volunteers will have the option to attend an abbreviated training session.
To qualify for a field team position:
* You should be able to walk one to two miles unassisted.
* You must be at least 18 years old.
* You should be able to drive and have a clean California driving record.
* You should have a mobile phone to communicate with the deployment center.

Field Teams consist of the following positions:
+Lead
Responsible for logistics of field team including: getting team to the mapped area, ensuring counting and surveying takes place
+Surveyor
Responsible for asking homeless persons to participate in a short survey, conducting interview, and recording responses.
+Counter
Responsible for tallying all homeless individuals your team observes while walking your assigned areas. Teams will actively seek out areas where the homeless may be staying, including garages, parks, tents and similar areas not intended as living quarters.

*Required training covers all positions. Specific team position determined morning of count at deployment center.

Sign up to to volunteer at: http://pointintimeoc.org/index.php/volunteer-info/register-to-volunteer/

Deployment Center Volunteer (1/28/17)
All Deployment Center volunteers must attend a 2 hour training session prior to the count.
Deployment Center volunteers will be stationed at one of five centers in the county and are responsible for checking field teams in and out, dispensing supplies as needed, maintaining phone contact with teams to answer questions, and to address any other issues that may arise the morning of the Count and Survey.

Sign up to to volunteer at: http://pointintimeoc.org/index.php/volunteer-info/register-to-volunteer/

Volunteer Training (Prior to 1/28/17)
Volunteer training will be provided prior to the count and is mandatory in order to participate.
Training will be available on a variety of days & times in the months leading up to the count on January 28, 2017.We are also happy to schedule training for corporate groups at their offices (within Orange County) or at 211OC's Santa Ana office.

For more information, please email pointintime@211oc.org

Visit our website for more information at www.pointintimeoc.org or contact Ashley Cunningham at ACunningham@211oc.org or pointintime@211oc.org. Main office 714-288-4007 / Direct 714-589-2354 / Cell 714-855-5009

Website: www.pointintimeoc.org

Skills

Good Match For

Kids Teens People 55+ Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 8 hours (including training)

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