Help Community Action of Skagit County conduct short surveys that will provide census information regarding housing situations for potentially homeless individuals in Skagit County. Outreach locations may include places such as food banks, hot meal programs, social service agencies and in the community where individuals and families experiencing homelessness may congregate.
This is a great opportunity for individual volunteers as well as service groups. Spanish, Russian and Mixtec language speakers are needed. Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Volunteers should be comfortable approaching and speaking in a respectful manner with people from diverse cultural backgrounds. A brief training will occur on January 25, to learn about the background of the Point in Time Count, become familiar with the survey and discuss safety procedures.
This volunteer position will provide an opportunity to learn more about the situation of low income individuals and families in our community as well as breaking down preconceived assumptions of those with no place to call home.
The Point in Time Count is a one day count of the homeless mandated by the federal government to each county. Community Action and the Coalition to End Homelessness facilitate the count each year for the Skagit community. The count provides a baseline number that helps our community and local coalitions when creating plans to fight homelessness and increase affordable housing opportunities.
Volunteer Training: Wednesday, January 25 from 1 to 3 p.m. at 320 Pacific Place
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