Description of Team Lead Volunteer Role:
Team Lead Volunteer Description
ECHO is seeking 70 Point in Time Count Team Leads to volunteer for the 2018 Count. Team Leads are instrumental in Austin’s ability to carry out a successful count each year. Team Leads are asked to help coordinate a group of general volunteers for the unsheltered count, serve as a liaison between the volunteer team and ECHO staff, lead the scouting of a defined area of Austin / Travis County to identify where people may be sleeping in places not meant for human habitation, and talk with persons experiencing homelessness to conduct a survey that helps ECHO to better understand the scope of unsheltered homelessness in Austin / Travis County at a single point in time (the morning of January 27, 2018).

Time Commitment:
• Count preparation time commitment: 5-10 hours per month from registration until the count (Oct 2017 – Jan
2018).
• Day of Count time commitment: Approximately 5 hours

Description of General Volunteer Role:
General Volunteer Description
ECHO is seeking 600 Point in Time Count General Volunteers for the 2018 Count. Volunteers are instrumental in Austin’s ability to carry out a successful count each year. Volunteers are asked to complete a required training, participate in an unsheltered count on a team of no less than 3 people (supported by a Team Lead), and talk with persons experiencing homelessness to conduct a survey that helps ECHO to better understand the scope of unsheltered homelessness in Austin / Travis County at a single point in time (the morning of January 27, 2018).

Time Commitment:
• Count preparation time commitment: Approximately 2 hours of mandatory training. You may also be invited to
scout your assigned area with your team lead in the weeks leading up to the count.
• Day of Count time commitment: Approximately 5 hours

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