During the annual Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE), teams of volunteers canvass select areas of the City and count the number of individuals sleeping on the street and in other public spaces, including the subway.
HOPE 2020 will take place on Monday, January 27 from 10 PM to 4 AM.
You can volunteer to survey homeless individuals if you are 18 or older and willing to work from 10 PM to 4 AM, regardless of the weather. You will be trained before going out with your team.
If you are interested in volunteering, you can register and complete an online orientation.
The Department of Homeless Services will contact you to confirm your registration within one business day. About one week before the event, you will be contacted again by email (or by regular mail or phone if you didn't provide an email address) with information about where you should report on the night of the survey.
Register to volunteer for HOPE.