1. San Mateo County 2019 One Day Homeless Count

On Thursday, January 31, 2019, from 5 am to 10 am, the San Mateo County Human Services Agency will conduct its biennial One Day Homeless Count. In collaboration with community partners, the San Mateo County Human Services Agency organizes a census and survey of people who are experiencing homelessness. Collecting strong data on the number, characteristics, and service needs of those experiencing homelessness in our community is a critical component for local planning and program development.   

By signing up to volunteer you are committing to the following:
1)      Attend a 2-hour volunteer training.  This training is mandatory for all volunteers.  There are many dates/locations to choose from throughout the month of January and you will be able to choose your preferred training date/location in this volunteer registration process.
2)      Participate in the One Day Homeless Count on January 31, 2019 from 5am to 10am.

In addition to your time, we're also relying on volunteers to use their own vehicles to travel throughout their specified area during the Count and use their own phones to download the mobile application to conduct the census and survey.  We'll cover all the details during the training but if for any reason you can't provide transportation and/or use a phone, please still sign up to volunteer as we'll do our best to partner you with another volunteer who can drive and/or use their phone. 

Instructions: In the following pages, you will be asked to answer some questions. The first few pages collect demographic and day-of volunteer duty information. After filling out your information, you will be asked to sign up for a mandatory volunteer training at one of 6 locations during the weeks leading up to the count in January. Please select a location/date/time that best fits your schedule. Finally, you will be asked to select your preference for a coverage area assignment. You do not have to complete the training in the same coverage area you chose to volunteer in, you can select whatever is most convenient for you.

If you have any questions, please e-mail to Giovanna Erkanat at HSA_OneDayCount@smcgov.org.

All One Day Homeless Count Volunteers must attend a training and be 18 years of age or older. If you do not attend a training, you will not be able to volunteer for the One Day Homeless Count on January 31, 2019.

Thank you for your interest in volunteering to be a part of the One Day Homeless Count!