Volunteers needed for Jan. 25 count of Contra Costa County homeless

Volunteers needed for Jan. 25 count of Contra Costa County homeless
2022 Point In Time Count (Photo courtesy of Contra Costa Health)

Volunteers are needed to participate in the Jan. 25 Point in Time Count of people experiencing homelessness across Contra Costa County.

The Point in Time Count is an annual census and survey aiming to identify the sheltered and unsheltered homeless population across the county. Volunteers are needed from 5:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. on Jan. 25 to help with the Count.

Volunteers will need to complete a 90-minute training the week of January 9. A virtual training will be offered the following week for people unable to attend the in-person training in their area.

Volunteers are requested to sign up in teams of two people and the pair can select which geographic area they want to canvas. They can be assigned a partner if they do not have one and will receive their geographic assignments after they are paired with another volunteer.

Volunteers are also needed in the weeks leading up to January 25 to collect or prepare hygiene kits that may be distributed during the Point in Time surveys, to seek donations for coffee/food for kick off events, and for support on the day of the count, e.g. picking up coffee and food for kick off sites and taking high quality photos of the count with consent at the kick off sites or sheltered and unsheltered locations.

To register as a volunteer, fill out this short survey. For more information, go here.