To ensure the most consistent, accurate, and successful count possible and a meaningful volunteer experience, all Homeless Count volunteers are required to attend a training prior to the day of the count. 


The training will include the following information:


  • Purpose and importance of the homeless count,

  • What to expect on the day of the homeless count

  • Count survey tool, definitions and process,

  • Tips on conducting the survey, and

  • Safety guidelines, including what to wear and bring/not bring



First Time Count Volunteers – In Person Trainings

First time Homeless Count Volunteers may choose to attend an in-person training or complete the online training. While each in-person training is scheduled for 2 hours, most trainings last between 1 and 1.5 hours, depending on the number of people attending the training and number of questions. The online training is expected to take about the same amount of time.


Please sign up for one of the in-person trainings listed below or follow this link to access the online training: (link). 


Returning Count Volunteers – Online Refresher Training

Returning homeless count volunteers, who have volunteered for a previous homeless count in Hillsborough County, may opt to complete the on-line refresher training. 


If your organization/group will have 20 or more volunteers for the homeless count, you may request a training be held at your location.  Please email us at bestt@thhi.org if you would like to request a training at your location.



2022 Homeless Count Volunteer In-Person Trainings Dates and Locations:

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.