All Home King County is looking for Volunteers to help with its annual One Night Count in Kent on Friday, Jan. 26.
Organizers are seeking at least 25-30 more people to sign up as volunteers from Kent for the One Night Count/Point in Time Count on January 26, from around 1 a.m. until around 5:30 a.m.
Volunteers will be asked to work in teams of 2-3 to conduct a visual count of individuals experiencing homelessness. Teams are comprised of community volunteers and expert guides (individuals currently/previously experiencing homelessness), who will walk/drive all over their assigned routes beginning in the early morning hours (specific times to be determined). Volunteers are expected to have a cell phone, and to walk approximately 2-3 miles if necessary. Volunteers with cars will be asked to help transport their team members on the day of the count.
The core purpose of the annual Point in Time (PIT) Count is to collect data on the needs of people experiencing homelessness in our community.
The count also provides an excellent opportunity to increase awareness of homelessness and to spark action.
A successful and accurate PIT Count is an essential component to informing our system response to the need in our community and to ultimately making homelessness rare, brief and one-time.
HOW TO VOLUNTEER
To sign up to participate as a volunteer, please fill out this short survey. Please note that expert guides will be recruited separately through a different process. If you have been recruited as a guide, do not complete this form. Please contact Jean-Paul Yafali with any questions at: [email protected] or (206) 263-1375.
Questions? Read their FAQ for Volunteers
Volunteers and Guides for the 2018 Count are required to attend a training. The 2018 training schedule is available here.
For questions about the PIT count, please contact [email protected].
— City of Kent, WA (@cityofkent) January 9, 2018