2022 Sacramento Point-In-Time Count
With Sacramento Steps Forward
Event Details
23 - 24 February 2022
CA, United States
About the Event
We are the lead agency for the Sacramento Continuum of Care (CoC)—the regional planning body that coordinates housing and services for homeless families and individuals in Sacramento.

The 2022 Point-In-Time (PIT) Count is a source of data on the prevalence and characteristics of unsheltered homelessness used for multiple federal and state funding formulas. Occurring every other year, this unsheltered count is mandated by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).

The PIT Count is a community-wide effort made possible by the incredible support of many volunteers and partners. You can get involved with street canvassing, set up/clean up, check in/check out, and more!

-Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 (i.e., 2 shots of Pfizer/Moderna, 1 shot of Johnson & Johnson) and can present proof
-Must be healthy and not display any cold/flu/COVID-19 symptoms at events
-Must be at least 18 years of age to participate
-Must be willing/able to use personal supplies (e.g., smartphones, flashlights)
-Must be willing/able to travel by foot or car
-Must attend 1 canvasser training session: https://conta.cc/3t3pBgN
-Must sign up for volunteer shifts

We will do our best to match you to your preferred shifts/locations and team members. However, you may be assigned other duties based on the need.

PIT Count street canvassing teams typically consist of approximately 4 members. Because actual team size varies based on the number of volunteers recruited and map area-specific needs, we cannot pre-register people into specific teams with friends and family. However, we will do our best at the deployment centers to place people into teams of the size needed for a successful count with friends and family who have also completed the volunteer registration process and meet the volunteering requirements. Please note, it is unlikely that groups of greater than 4 will be sent out together. To maximize your chances of being deployed with your friends and family, please wait to sign in at the deployment center until all members of your party have arrived.

More details to come!

2022 PIT Count Info: bit.ly/2022SacPIT
PIT Canvasser Training Info: https://conta.cc/3t3pBgN
FAQs: https://sacramentostepsforward.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/02/2022-PIT-Count-FAQ.pdf
Questions: Email our team at sacpitcount@sacstepsforward.org
Available Roles
Canvassing Concierge
You will prepare and distribute canvassing packets/supplies; address canvassing questions/needs; and provide additional support where needed.
Check In & Out Volunteer
You will manage the event participant check in and check out process (SSF staff, PIT volunteers, officials, media); complete health screenings; distribute and collect canvassing packets/supplies; direct participants to appropriate stations; provide guidance and assistance as needed throughout the event; serve as PIT/SSF champions and help answer FAQs; and provide additional support where needed.
Good Interpersonal Skills
Taking Initiative
Community Canvasser
You will conduct the client survey; record counts; report findings; distribute gift cards; and navigate canvassing routes.
Good Interpersonal Skills
Good Communication Skills
Taking Initiative
Critical Thinking
Food & Beverage Volunteer
You will manage the food and beverage station; ensure everyone gets at least one round before allowing next rounds; and provide additional support where needed.
Good Communication Skills
Asking for Donations
Set Up Volunteer
You will set up the outdoor sign in/out table; indoor stations for admin/media, food/beverages; and provide additional support as needed.
Take Down Volunteer
You will take down outdoor sign in/out tables; indoor stations for admin/media, food/beverages; and provide additional support where needed.
About Sacramento Steps Forward
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