Welcome to Homeward 2020

Join us for the 2016 Point-in-Time Count!

On January 26 and 27, 2016, we’ll be conducting our annual Point-in-Time Count. Over a 24-hour time period, about 100 volunteers will help survey people currently experiencing homelessness. 

What information does the survey collect?

The survey collects basic demographic information (for example, age, gender, race, and ethnicity), along with questions about individuals’ experiences with being homeless.

What’s done with the information collected?

Homeward 2020 and other community partners use the data collected to help plan programs and services offered, advocate for additional resources, and better understand the current state of homelessness in Fort Collins.

What does a volunteer do?

We need volunteers to help survey people experiencing homelessness. All survey materials are provided to volunteers, and each survey takes about 10 minutes to administer. If you're volunteering in a shelter or service provider, staff are typically on hand to help direct people to volunteers to take the survey. If you decide to take to the streets and survey people in "unsheltered" areas, part of your job will involve finding people to survey. We'll provide specific information on where to find people to survey, and tips on how to approach someone and request their participation.

We also are in need of a few volunteers to help with miscellaneous tasks during the volunteer training and throughout the survey time, and a few volunteers to help with data entry.

Where will I be surveying people?

There are opportunities for volunteers to survey in our homeless shelters, out on the streets, and at multiple service providers.

I’ve never volunteered before. Will there be training?

The Point-in-Time count kicks off on January 26 at 4:30 p.m. with a dinner and training for volunteers. Alternate arrangements can be made for volunteers who have a scheduling conflict with the training.

What if I want to volunteer with my friend or family member?

Each volunteer should register separately and request the same shift. In the comments box at the end of the volunteer registration page, please note the name of the other person or people who you would like to volunteer with.

How do I register?

All volunteer slots have been filled this year. Please check again next year!