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2018 City of Vancouver Homeless Count (March 13-14)

 

Hello,

 We are recruiting volunteers for the 2018 City of Vancouver Homeless Count.

 The count will take place throughout the city inside shelters during the evening of Tuesday, March 13 and on the streets during the day on Wednesday, March 14.

 Volunteering for the Homeless Count involves conducting a brief anonymous survey with people who are homeless. The shelter count onMarch 13 will be conducted in emergency shelters. The street count on March 14 may involve walking around a neighbourhood. Shifts will be 2 to 3 hours and volunteers will be required to attend a 2-hour training session in late February or early March 2018. Volunteers must be 19 years of age or older.

 We are looking for people who

·        Are compassionate, accepting, and comfortable with one-on-one conversations

·        Have a friendly, non-judgmental attitude and a good sense of humour

 We hope you will apply by completing the online application form by Friday, February 9.  We also welcome you to recruit amongst your friends and colleagues.

 To find out more, visit: http://vancouver.ca/people-programs/homeless-count.aspx.

If you have questions about the count or about volunteering, please email housing@vancouver.ca.

 Thank you!

 Sincerely,

The Homelessness Services Department

City of Vancouver