The King County Regional Homelessness Authority (KCRHA) is seeking volunteers for the annual PIT Count. This is a count of the number of unhoused people across all municipalities, as mandated by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The data collected from this count is used to inform HUD on funding for programs and services.
This year, KCRHA and the University of Washington (UW) have received approval from HUD to use a different method for the PIT that extends the previous one-night count to two weeks.
We aim to survey over 1,000 individuals/households across our large and diverse county.
In order to do this, we are seeking people who to volunteer for up to 4 hours per day for one or two weeks between January 22 and February 2. There are morning and evening shifts available.
All volunteers will attend at least one 2-3 hour in-person or online training (each session is offered both in-person and online) in early January. Dates for these trainings will be provided at sign up.
Volunteers are needed to staff 16 “Hub” sites throughout King County between January 22 and February 2, 2024. These locations are spread across the different subregions of King County. You will be asked in the sign up form to identify which parts of the county you are available to volunteer in.
Volunteer roles include:
- Hub Site Leads
- Supply and Tech Support
Additionally, we’re looking for volunteers with a reliable car and valid WA driver’s license who can travel throughout the county to support or to distribute supplies (ranging from pens and paper to heavy items like signage and water bottles).
Volunteers will be notified of their assignment within one or two days on sign up