Here’s how to volunteer to help with Riverside County’s homeless count
Volunteer training sessions for Riverside County’s 2018 Homeless Point-in-Time Count are being held across the county this week and next.
The Tuesday, Jan. 23, count is a one-day population survey of Riverside County’s sheltered and unsheltered homeless population. The count involves identifying and interviewing homeless people countywide to give the county a more accurate understanding of the homeless population and possible factors contributing to homelessness.
Volunteers were being sought in 28 cities across the county. No prior experience is needed.
Volunteers will receive training at a series of two-hour sessions, including some Tuesday, Jan. 9, in Riverside, Banning, Corona and Temecula. They are being held at:
- Corona DPSS Office, 517 W. Parkridge Ave., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Temecula Town Community Center, 28816 Pujol St., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Other sessions this week include:
- Wednesday, Jan. 10: Mecca DPSS Office, 91275 Ave. 66, Ste. 100, 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Wednesday, Jan. 10: Palm Springs Library, 300 S. Sunrise Way, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
- Wednesday, Jan. 10: Indio DPSS Office, 44199 Monroe St., Ste. C, 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
- Thursday, Jan. 11: Hemet DPSS Office, 541 N. San Jacinto St., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Thursday, Jan. 11: DPSS Staff Development, 22960 Cactus Ave., 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
- Thursday, Jan. 11: Lake Elsinore DPSS, 1400 Minthorn St., 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Training sessions in Coachella, Loma Linda, Palm Desert, Moreno Valley, Temecula, Desert Hot Springs, Corona, Riverside, Indio, Menifee, Palm Springs and Perris are scheduled for next week.
Registration information: www.RiversideHomelessCounts.com, or www.research.net/r/D7QHTQ3.