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Volunteer Registration for the 2024 DC Point-in-Time Count is Open!

On Wednesday, January 24th, the District of Columbia will conduct its annual Point-in-Time (PIT) Count of persons experiencing homelessness; we need your help to complete surveys of individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness on that night. To register as a volunteer surveyor or learn more, visit: www.DCPIT.org

From 8PM to 2AM on January 24th, volunteer survey teams led by street outreach professionals and trained PIT Count Team Leads will canvass the city for individuals sleeping outside and will conduct a brief survey about their experiences and circumstances. All volunteers are required to attend a training on safety, engagement techniques, and using the PIT Count survey app prior to the night of the PIT Count. Volunteers must also be willing to use their own mobile device to access the survey app and complete PIT Count surveys.

To ensure the health and safety of all participants, surveyors will be provided a complete PPE kit, are required to adhere to health protocols while volunteering, and must attest to being fully vaccinated* to participate.  

With your help, we can ensure the success of this project and improve the delivery of services to this vulnerable population. If you have any questions, please email: pit@community-partnership.org

Sincerely, 

DC PIT Count Coordinating Team 

* “Fully vaccinated” means 14+ days post-completion of the primary series of FDA authorized COVID-19 vaccine (two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna series or the single dose Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) vaccine). COVID-19 boosters are increasingly proving to be important in protecting persons against the worst effects of COVID19.  While not required, we encourage our PIT volunteers, if eligible, to get a COVID-19 booster shot.

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