Volunteer Opportunities

 

Point-in-Time Count Volunteers Needed!

The Westchester County Continuum of Care Partnership for the Homeless (CoC) is seeking volunteers to help count the people experiencing homelessness in Westchester County.

Volunteer enumerators will be assigned a geographic area where they will partner with professional outreach workers and local law enforcement.

Benefits: Volunteers are integral in the PIT Count campaign – this project helps Westchester County end homelessness by enhancing our understanding and knowledge of this issue, which helps our region develop sustainable solutions. You will join with other volunteers in a hands-on experience to directly learn about homelessness and its impact in our communities. Volunteers will have the opportunity to foster connections with other compassionate Westchester County Residents.

Key Responsibilities:

· Count homeless individuals sleeping unsheltered during the night of the PIT Count in areas not ordinarily used as a place for human habitation including: sidewalks, parks, transit stations, commercial establishments, alleyways, bushes, vehicles and hand-built structures

·  Complete a mandatory 90 Minute In-Person Training prior to going out the night of the count

·  Follow counting protocols and guidelines to ensure safe, accurate and timely data collection

·  Check-in the evening of the PIT Count at an assigned Count Site

·  Work with teams to survey an assigned route within a specific census tract area

·  Submit completed counting materials to Count Site Coordinators at the end of your shift

Qualifications:

·  Interest in Westchester County CoC mission of ending homelessness in the Westchester County region

·  Self-motivated and able to work well with little supervision

·  Ability to make clear decisions with sound judgement

·  Dependable, adaptable, flexible, and punctual

·  Able to physically walk and/or drive 1 to 2 miles

·  Access to reliable mode of transportation

· Time Commitment: Counters commit to a 90 minute training and a shift of 4 to 6 hours depending on geographic area

·  Age 18 years or older

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