Volunteers Needed for 2022 Pima County Street Count
January 26, 2022 (6am-11am)
About the Street Count
Every year during the end of January, TPCH conducts an one-night count of people experiencing homelessness in Pima County. One component of the Point in Time Count is the street count, locally referred to as Everyone Counts! During the street count, teams of community volunteers work with service providers and street outreach teams to locate people who are unhoused and ask them a short series of survey questions. Survey responses help provide valuable information, direct support services and inform funding decisions in our community and beyond. Those sleeping in nightly shelters, emergency shelters, and transitional housing will be counted through the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) the same night.
Finding people in our county who are unhoused in a single day is an enormous task! TPCH coordinates dozens of local agencies and recruits hundreds of volunteers to meet the goals of the project. Locations that provide services to people who may experience homelessness are surveying their clients. In addition, TPCH hosts a special Youth Count event for young people experiencing homelessness on the same day.
New This Year
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, TPCH is taking several additional precautions to protect Street Count volunteers and our unhoused neighbors. All volunteers will be required to wear a face mask, practice social distancing to the greatest extent possible, and be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Additionally, this year’s count will use an electronic survey application, easily accessible from volunteers’ smart phones or tablets, instead of paper forms.
Sign Up to Volunteer
- If you are able to help count people, we need your help. You will receive training before the count and be paired with a team including an experienced team lead. No prior experience is needed.
- All volunteers must be age 18 or older.
- All volunteers must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated means that you received the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine or your second dose of the two-dose Moderna or Pfizer vaccines on or before January 12, 2022 (2 weeks before the event).
- All volunteers are required to participate in online training before the event.
- All volunteers must commit to approaching people experiencing homelessness from a place of compassion and understanding.
Register to volunteer at http://www.bit.ly/everyone2022
All volunteers are required to participate in one Volunteer Training during one of the following times:
- Tuesday, January 11, 2022 from 5:30pm-6:30pm (Virtually via Zoom)
- Wednesday, January 19, 2022 from 9:00am-10:00am (Virtually via Zoom)
- Virtual on-demand on the TPCH website (available on January 12, 2022)
The training will give you an opportunity to learn:
- What to expect on the morning of the count?
- How to use the survey app on a smart phone?
- How to conduct a survey with a person experiencing homelessness?
This is a valuable opportunity to volunteer for a single day, show kindness to neighbors who are unhoused, and contribute to a count that influences services and funding. Please join us!
Questions? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org