2018 Greater Victoria Unsheltered and Sheltered Point-in-Time Count

The Community Social Planning Council (CSPC) and Volunteer Victoria are recruiting volunteers to take part in a count of people experiencing homelessness in Greater Victoria on Thursday March 15th, 2018. The count will be held from 11:00 am to 11:59 pm both inside housing facilities and out-of-doors on the streets.

A count of people who were experiencing homelessness took place in 2016. Point-in-Time counts add important information to our understanding of how people experience homelessness in our region. This information will assist planners, funders and agencies develop appropriate responses to homelessness in our region as well as measure progress in ending homelessness. 

To volunteer please complete an online application at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2018PiTEveryoneCounts

We are looking for volunteers who are:

  • Compassionate, accepting and enjoy one-on-one conversations with people
  • Have a non-judgmental attitude and a good sense of humor
  • Outgoing, curious and have a pleasant manner
  • Experienced in front line service delivery (although not necessary to volunteer)

What is involved? The PiT count involves working in small teams to conduct a brief, anonymous survey with people who are experiencing homelessness. The shelter survey is conducted inside shelters and the outside count is conducted out-of-doors, walking around a specific area or neighborhood.

Volunteers sign up for one 3-hour shift, attend a two-hour training session in advance of the event, and must be 19 years of age or older to participate.

Thank you for your willingness to participate in the count. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Betty Leitch at betty@volunteervictoria.bc.ca or call 250.386.2269.

We look forward to hearing from you.