Thank you for signing up to volunteer for the 2022 Homeless PIT Count in Tampa-Hillsborough County!

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TRAINING – Prior to the day of the Homeless PIT Count, you must complete the required Volunteer Training.  Trainings are scheduled for 2 hours and will start on time; admittance to the training will end after the first 10 minutes.

ALL Homeless PIT Count Volunteers must attend a virtual (on-line) training. 

To sign up for a training please click on one of the links below:

Monday 14th February @ 2:00 PM

Tuesday 15th February @ 9:00 AM

Wednesday 16th February @ 2:00 PM

Monday 21st February @ 9:00 AM

Monday 21st February @ 2:00 PM

Please note: If you are volunteering with a group that will have 20 or more volunteers, we are able to schedule a training for you.  Please contact us if you would like to request a training for your organization.

 

Please remember:

 

  • The Homeless Count is a RAIN OR SHINE project.

  • Please arrive on time at your volunteer location.

  • Wear appropriate clothing – you will be provided a volunteer t-shirt that needs to be worn as your outer most item of clothing.  If you volunteered a previous homeless count and received the red THHI Volunteer t-shirt, you may choose to wear it.

  • Wear comfortable close-toed, flat shoes – recommend hiking boots or sneakers.

  • Consider using bug repellent if you are helping with the traditional street count as you may be conducting the count survey in wooded areas.

  • Bring a pen.

  • Do not wear large or expensive jewelry.

  • Leave personal items at home or well-hidden in your vehicle.

  • Volunteers under the age of 18 must be in high school and must accompany their parent/legal guardian during of the volunteering.

  • Volunteers need to be able to help for the entire shift they will be working.

  • Do not bring additional items to hand out to the homeless persons you may encounter. The incentive items will be provided to ensure equal incentives for everyone who completes the count survey.  

 

For those conducting the street count, whenever possible we will be trying to form teams of 3-4 to maximize the number of volunteer teams counting on the street to cover as much of Tampa-Hillsborough County as possible. Therefore, please remember that if you are volunteering with friends, co-workers, etc., you may be asked to split up when the counting teams are determined at the start of your shift. We appreciate your understanding and flexibility to help ensure the count reaches as many homeless people and locations as possible.

 

If you this information is incorrect or you are unable fulfill your volunteer assignment, please contact Andrea Ramirez at Ramirezao@thhi.org or send an email to info@thhi.org.

SCHEDULE

 

7 a.m. to 12 p.m.

 

3 p.m. to 8 p.m.

 

DEPLOYMENT SITES

 

Brandon - First Presbyterian Church of Brandon, 121 Carver Ave., Brandon 33510

 

Downtown - Hyde Park United Methodist Church, 500 W. Platt St., Tampa, 33606 (Knox Hall 150)

 

Plant City – Winter Visitor’s Center, 301 N Dort St., Plant City, FL 33563

 

Ruskin - Community Resource Center, 201 14th Ave. SE, Ruskin, FL 33570

 

Town 'N Country – Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office Substation, 3671 W. Waters Ave., Tampa, FL 33614

 

University Area / N. Tampa - University Community Resource Center, 13605 N. 22nd St. Tampa, 33613

 

Westshore / South Tampa - Florida Bahamas Synod, 3838 West Cypress St., Tampa, 33607

 

West Tampa - West Tampa Resource Center, 2103 N. Rome Ave., Tampa, 33607

 

Youth Count – Centennial Park - 1800 E 8th Ave, Tampa, FL 33605