URGENT! Volunteers Needed for Homeless Outreach Effort

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We are pleased to announce an exciting opportunity to participate in an innovative effort to end veteran and chronic homelessness in San Diego by 2015!

In early June, the 25 Cities Initiative Team launched the 100-Day Campaign in San Diego to accelerate the process of ending veteran and chronic homelessness by 2015.

The goal of the 100-Day Campaign is to house 150 veterans and 100 chronically homeless individuals by September 17, 2014!

The 25 Cities Initiative Team is currently looking for volunteers to assist with street outreach to interview and assess 800 unsheltered homeless individuals in downtown San Diego by August 30, 2014.

32 volunteers are needed for 5-hour shifts each day from June 23, 2014 through June 26, 2014.

Volunteer responsibilities include:
• Conducting street outreach from 7am – 12pm on the day registered to volunteer
• Working in teams under the direction of professional outreach workers
• Administering assessment surveys at various locations, including the Neil Good Day Center, Rachel’s Women’s Center, and the Transitional Storage Facility
• Riding along with the San Diego Police Department Homeless Outreach Team (HOT) and Alpha Project vans to conduct homeless outreach

To participate, volunteers must attend a 1-hour mandatory training session this Friday, June 20, 2014, which is offered at two different locations:
San Diego County Administration Building at 8am or 12pm; or
• People Assisting the Homeless (PATH) Connections Housing at 5pm or 6pm

For more information and to volunteer, click here. Please contact Monica Ball at (619) 708-3512 with any questions you may have.