assist the effort on Wednesday, and to help with set-up tasks on Tuesday, Jan. 24.
On Tuesday, volunteers will be need to carry, set up, and arrange tables, chairs, and donations at 654 Bergen Ave. (between Fairview Ave. and Jewett Ave.). Other volunteers will be needed to help make sandwiches and assemble bagged meals and set up stations for various services that will be offered to the homeless the next day.
On Wednesday, volunteers will be needed from 8:45 a.m. until 1:30 pm to administer surveys at 654 Bergen Ave. The surveys are part of the homeless census. Volunteers will be asked to assist homeless individual in filling out the anonymous surveys.
In addition to the daytime survey teams of social workers and volunteers will take to the streets Wednesday evening to count homeless people living outside the shelter system. Volunteers are still needed to join these street teams, which will be on the streets from 7:30 until 11:30 p.m. on Jan. 25.
Those volunteering for the evening street team work are asked to report to Jersey City Episcopal CDC Social Services Office at 118 Summit Ave., at Gardner St.
Following the Jan. 25 Point-in-Time census, additional volunteers will be needed to input census results into a computer system from Jan. 26 through 31. Flexible hours are available.
The cumulative information collected as part of the annual homeless census helps service agencies obtain grants that fund direct service programs for homeless people throughout Hudson County.
Anyone who is interested in volunteering can contact Joanne at (201) 209-9301.