Join the Kern County Homeless Collaborative for a life-changing morning of service to our community. About this Event: WE ARE CALLING FOR 500 VOLUNTEERS!
Help the Kern County Homeless Collaborative (KCHC) conduct a real-time count of all people experiencing homelessness. Volunteer for the 2020 Point-in-Time(PIT) Homeless Count on Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 from 3:30 a.m-10 a.m. PIT is a single day in January dedicated to conducting surveys with the County's most vulnerable, homeless individuals and families experiencing homelessness, sleeping in vehicles, on the streets, or sleeping in other places not meant for habitation.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years of age. Volunteering for PIT makes a difference! Gathering accurate data is key to ending homelessness in our community. The PIT count relies on volunteer participation and provides required data that helps our County access needed Federal and State homeless services resources.
Volunteers will canvas the streets of Kern County for homeless individuals and families, and ask them to participate in a brief survey. The Day of the Count, you will arrive at your designated headquarters by 3:30 AM, you will sign in and meet with your volunteer team. Volunteers teams consist of no less than 3 volunteers, 1 being experienced and possess firsthand knowledge of homelessness. Teams will canvass the streets, tally and survey as many individuals as possible experiencing homelessness in each area up until 8 a.m and return to your designated headquarters.
Volunteer Training - The mandatory volunteer training will cover: - The surveying process - Personal and team safety - Homeless engagement Once registered to volunteer for the PIT count, you will receive an email to register for upcoming training dates and locations in your area.
Training dates: Bakersfield - January 15 and 16, 2020
Outlying Cities - January 8, 9, 13, and 14, 2020 (Locations TBA)
The Kern County Homeless Collaborative's (KCHC) mission is to put an end to homelessness in Kern County through collaborative planning and action.