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Point In Time Count – Volunteer Registration

Homelessness has become an issue that many individuals and families in Thunder Bay and the surrounding area face. Many of the local homeless people in the community are couch-surfing or staying with different family members and friends, never knowing where they will stay at night. Others find shelter outside in the cold, while more sleep in emergency shelters for days, weeks and even months in some cases. In 2016, the Thunder Bay Point in Time Count reported that 289 individuals were homeless and 138 of them were couch-surfing.

Volunteers are an important part of the success of the Point in Time Count and Registry Week. The PIT Count is a statistically reliable, unduplicated count of people experiencing homelessness during a designated one-night period. A Registry Week is a coordinated outreach and triage assessment process to develop actionable data on every person experiencing homelessness. The Lakehead Social Planning Council is working to recruit volunteers to assist with the count. In Thunder Bay, the PiT Count will take place Saturday, April 21 at 6pm and end on Sunday, April 22 at 6pm. The Registry Week will begin Saturday, April 21 at 6 pm and run until Friday, April 27 at 6pm.

Volunteers will greet people, conduct surveys and ensure that we are able to reach as many homeless individuals and families as possible. If you would like to assist in this important community effort, please join our team!

Complete the online registration form and the Volunteer Coordinator will be in contact with you. Volunteer registration will close on April 15, 2018.

For more information, please contact the Point in Time Count/Registry Week Volunteer Coordinator at nangus@lspc.ca.

Under 1818 and Over

Volunteer Options

Driver to pick-up and drop-off surveys and other materials.

If you would like to volunteer for the Point-in-Time (PiT) Count
The Point in Time (PiT) begins at 6pm on Saturday, April 21 and ends at 6pm on Sunday, April 22. The PiT Count will take place in various locations throughout the community. Please indicate which shift you would prefer.
Saturday April 21 6pm-12pmSunday April 22 12am-6amSunday April 22 6am-12pmSunday April 22 12pm-6pm

If you would like to volunteer for Registry Week
Along with the PiT Count, a Registry Week will be taking place as well. Registry Week will begin at 6pm on Saturday, April 21 and end at 6pm on Friday, April 27. Volunteers will be needed for various shifts during Registry Week. Each shift will vary between 2 and 4 hours in length. Please indicate which day you would prefer to volunteer.
Monday, April 23Tuesday, April 24Wednesday, April 25Thursday, April 26Friday, April 27

Registry Week will be taking place at 4 out-of-town sites. If you would like to volunteer at one of these sites, please indicate which one.
Terrace BayGeraldtonMarathonOliver Papooinge

Please Note: Volunteer training is mandatory. There will be a variety of times and dates available to sign up for volunteer training. Each session will be 4 hours in length and food/refreshments will be provided.