The purpose of the Street Count is to learn more about the individuals and families experiencing unsheltered homelessness in Multnomah County.
By volunteering, you can help address the crisis of homelessness in our county by counting how many people are sleeping on the street on a single night. The more volunteers participate, the more accurate our count can be.
Volunteers work with agency staff to talk with people about the survey, invite them to participate, and then fill out the survey form. Specific requirements and shift schedules will vary by agency. Most shifts last from two to four hours. Shifts will be available during morning, daytime and evening hours. The majority of the shifts will be scheduled the evening of Wednesday, January 26 through the evening of Friday, January 28 but there are shifts through February 1. Even volunteering for a few hours helps immensely.