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2014 Homeless Census

January 14, 2014

Be a part of a regional response to homelessness, by volunteering with the 2014 Homeless Census occurring on January 29th during the early morning hours.

This opportunity takes place from 1:00a.m.-6:00a.m. Volunteers will report to one of five deployment stations across the Las Vegas Valley by 1:00a.m.

Make sure you sign up for the correct deployment station area:

  • Downtown
  • Central
  • Northeast
  • West
  • Henderson

Training for volunteers will be on January 23rd at 8:30am and 6:00pm at the Clark County Chambers, 500 S. Grand Central Parkway.

Click Here to Register to Volunteer

Since there are multiple locations for this opportunity, please note the opportunity title and the zipcode to select the area in which you’d like to serve.

Need assistance signing up as an individual or a team? Click here to access a tutorial.
The census is a point-in-time count performed to assess the number of homeless living in the region. An accurate count allows funders and service providers to determine the types and level of services needed.

Volunteers will travel into our census tracts and perform a visual count of our homeless population. Volunteers with cars and flashlights are needed. Training will be provided just prior to volunteering.

There are two volunteer duties: 1) Drivers (must have a car), who will drive around the census tract with a partner volunteer to gain accurate counts and 2) Walkers, who will walk in pairs through the census tract and perform a visual count.

Youth ages 14-17 may volunteer if accompanied by an adult.

View the Volunteer FAQs here.

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Councilman Ricki Barlow at Western High School

March 30, 2010

Please welcome our newest volunteer blogger Brandon!  He is an AmeriCorps member and will be contributing his experiences to our blog.  We hope you enjoy hearing more about what AmeriCorps is doing in our community.  Check out his first article and let us know what you think.

Last Friday, I had the great pleasure of bringing another elected official to speak with the group of kids I work with as part of my AmeriCorps service at Western High School. Councilman Ricki Barlow was very dynamic as he used his time with the kids to take them along for the ride through his anecdotal journey to success. The speech was powerful in that it illustrated that a child can go from having a proverbial chip on their shoulder and really not believing that they can make a significant impact to becoming an elected official.

The speech was also very poignant in how it demonstrated that all a child needs is one person to truly believe in them to make a dramatic shift in their lives, however this belief is not a one way transaction, the individual who is on the receiving end must also have the initiative to build up upon the opportunities which are given to him or her.

It has been a pleasure to see a handful of the students I work with take the time to utilize and take advantage of the opportunities which have come before them, and it has been a defining moment in my life that I have been able to do so as part of AmeriCorps.

To find out more about the AmeriCorps program click HERE.  If you are an AmeriCorps member or AmeriCorps Alumn become a fan of our AmeriCorps Facebook page HERE.  Want to know what AmeriCorps members are doing in southern Nevada click HERE.