Point in Time Count Volunteer Q&A - to submit a question please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Q: When is the Point in Time Count?
A: As required by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the Point in Time Count occurs each year within the last ten days of January.
Q: I have never worked with the homeless before, can I still be a volunteer?
Yes! We provide training for all our volunteers 1 to 2 weeks before the
PIT. Also, all the survey teams have at least one experienced
Q: I don't think I would be comfortable on a survey team, can I help in another way?
A: We encourage everyone to get of their comfort zone and join a survey team. It can be a life changing experience! If you are sure you do not want to be a survey volunteer you are welcome to help with the planning and coordination of the event, or help with data entry. Please sent us an email at email@example.com if you are interested in volunteering!
Q: If I volunteer as a surveyor, what will I actually be doing?
A: You will go out with a team of 3-5 people to engage people on the street. Survey teams will be given specific instructions as to what blocks/streets they will be surveying.
Q: Where will I be going when I volunteer?
A: The PIT takes place in Duval, Clay, and Nassau Counties. You can decide where you would like to volunteer based on what works best for you!
Clay County: Volunteers in this zone will volunteer in the afternoon from 3:00pm-5:30pm Duval County: Most of Duval County will go out early in the morning (3:30am - 6:00am). The rural counties in Duval will go out in the afternoon (3:00pm-6:00pm) Nassau County: There are volunteer times slots available throughout the day in Nassau County.
Q: Why are some zones going out to survey at different times?
A: Safety first! We don't want any teams walking around in rural areas when it is dark outside.