Friday, March 16, 2012

Volunteer with 100K Homes

Volunteer Opportunities for the
100,000 Homes – Dallas Campaign
Downtown Dallas Registry Week

There are several ways to be part of the Dallas Registry Week.  The project will take place over a six-day period from Sunday, March 25th through Friday, March 30th, 2012. 

During that week, we anticipate needing upwards of 70 volunteers, most of which will be needed to conduct the surveys with homeless individuals on the streets downtown.  However, there are other vital roles to support the efforts of the survey volunteers and to conduct the data entry.

Important:  Food and drink will be provided to you at the volunteer training and during every volunteer shift!

Contacts: Daneille Tooker (214.926.9544)
               Ashley Farha (214.741.5100 ext. 6)


  1. SURVEY VOLUNTEERS:  We need approximately 60 volunteers to work in teams of four to interview homeless individuals for the Registry.  This is a four-day commitment and, due to the manner in which the outreach is conducted, the same team of four must survey their designated geographical area all three days.  To be part of a survey team, you will need to participate in a half-day training session related to interviewing homeless people and completing the survey forms. 
 §  Sunday, March 25th – Overview and Volunteer Training, 2-5 p.m.§  Monday, March 26th – Meet with Team/Survey, 3:30 a.m.-6:30 a.m.§  Tuesday, March 27th – Meet with Team/Survey, 3:30 a.m.-6:30 a.m.§  Wednesday, March 28th – Meet with Team/Survey, 3:30 a.m.-6:30 a.m.

Volunteer Headquarters location is TBD. 
  1. DATA ENTRY:  We need volunteers to fill 5 shifts per day (a total of 15 shifts for Registry Week).  Volunteers will enter the data collected after each survey day.  This can be a one-shift or one-day commitment or multiple days and times.  The hours needed are:

§  Monday, March 26th – 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
§  Monday, March 26th – 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

§  Tuesday, March 27th – 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
§  Tuesday, March 27th – 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

§  Wednesday, March 28th – 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m.
§  Wednesday, March 28th – 1:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m                  

*The data entry lab is located at CitySquare at 511 N. Akard Street, Dallas, TX 75201 on the 3rd floor.
  1. HEADQUARTERS VOLUNTEERS:  We need 10 volunteers during the week to staff Volunteer Headquarters.  Headquarters volunteers will help set up for the initial volunteer training on Sunday, March 25th and/or assist at volunteer headquarters each survey morning (food/supplies setup, cleanup and help with survey volunteer questions).  We also need help breaking down the headquarters on Thursday, March 29th.  It would be good to have a few volunteers who are willing to supervise or who have experience supervising volunteers to be in charge of overall management each morning to help get survey volunteers out the door and download photos/collect surveys when they return.

§  Sunday, March 25th – training event setup, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.

§  Monday, March 26th – 3:00-5:30 a.m. – food/supplies setup; volunteer assistance
§  Monday, March 26th – 6:00-8:00 a.m. – cleanup, help download photos/collect surveys

§  Tuesday, March 27th – 3:00-5:30 a.m. – food/supplies setup; volunteer assistance
§  Tuesday, March 27th – 6:00-8:00 a.m. – cleanup, help download photos/collect surveys

§  Wednesday, March 28th – 3:00-5:30 a.m. – food/supplies setup; volunteer assistance
§  Wednesday, March 28th – 6:00-8:00 a.m. – cleanup, help download photos/collect surveys

§  Thursday, March 29th – volunteer headquarters tear-down, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

  1. OTHER OPPORTUNITIES TO CONTRIBUTE:  If you are an individual, business or corporation that would like to sponsor or provide any of the following, please contact Daneille Tooker with CitySquare at 214-926-9544 to obtain our specific sponsorship materials.  Sponsorship opportunities include:

§  Sponsor the volunteer training session dinner on Sunday
§  Sponsor the food coupons that are provided to the homeless individuals as a “thank you” for participating in the survey (we are waking people up to talk with us each morning!)
§  Sponsor breakfast and coffee for the survey volunteers any of the three survey mornings (Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday)
§  Sponsor snacks and drinks for the data entry volunteers
§  Sponsor bright-colored T-shirts for the volunteers to wear (for identification and safety purposes as well as event participation souvenirs)
§  Cases of water
§  Sponsor office supplies (clipboards, pencils, etc.)
§  Sponsor printing of survey forms


For volunteers and sponsors who would like to be updated on the final results of Dallas Registry Week:

§  Friday, March 30th – Community Brief-Back on Survey Results for the Registry Week, time and location TBD. 

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