Simcoe County Homelessness Enumeration Volunteers


Cause Areas

When

Mon Apr 16, 2018 05:00 AM - Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:00 AM

Where

88 Mulcaster StreetBarrie, Ontario L4M 3M5CA
A Call to Action - Ending Homelessness in Simcoe County

About

Local social service organizations, health care providers and many community volunteers from across Simcoe County will be conducting a Homelessness Point-in-Time Count and Registry Week from April 24 - 26, 2018. This involves asking people experiencing homelessness (in shelters, on the street, living with family or friends and couch-surfing) to answer a short housing and health survey. The information collected will enumerate as many people experiencing homelessness as possible across Simcoe County during a specific period of time. This enumeration will contribute to an understanding of our local homelessness situation, ultimately helping to enhance our local programs and services and create an understanding of the housing needs required to end homelessness within Simcoe County. The survey will also help identify people by name so we can take action in connecting those who are most vulnerable to the housing and supports they need as quickly as possible.

By volunteering for the Point-in-Time Count and Registry Week, you will be helping collect information that governments, service providers, community groups, and funders use to plan appropriate programs and services which address homelessness and measure our community's progress in reducing homelessness. Data collected will also inform local policy and service delivery planning in addition to connecting individuals and families who lack housing stability to Housing First services.

Volunteers are required to administer surveys across Simcoe County. The Point-in-Time Count & Registry Week will take place from Tuesday, April 24 to Thursday, April 26 with survey administration training taking place from April 16 - 23. Data entry will follow between Friday, April 27 and Monday, April 30.

Skills

  • Data Entry
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Administrative Support
  • Social Work

Good Match For

Group

Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Shifts to be determined. A minimum of 5.5 hours.
  • A commitment to the cause and a desire to end homelessness in your local community.

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