Page down for training dates & times. The online training video is posted here.


Volunteers: Training is highly recommended and volunteers may attend any training that is convenient to you, see the schedule below. On the day of the Count, please arrive at the deployment center you indicated as your #1 choice, unless we contact you with other instructions. We will monitor registrations to ensure adequate coverage in all regions. GENERAL START TIME IS 6:00 AM, confirmation will be sent to all volunteers.

Trainings are mandatory for Paid Homeless Guides. Homeless Guides must bring a signed referral cardfrom a homeless service provider who will vouch for you, to participate in training. At the end of the training you will receive a card certifying you have been trained. You must bring this card to your local deployment center to begin work. Be there at 6:00 AM on Friday, February 23rd, 2018.

More trainings will be added as we schedule them. To be notified of changes, click on "..." (more options) at the upper right, then click on "Notify" to have notifications sent to your email. (You will be prompted to join the wiki in the process if you are not already a member.)

Trainings will cover:
  • What a Homeless Count is and why we are doing it
  • Required Volunteer Consent and Confidentiality forms
  • Team composition
  • Locations we will be canvassing
  • Tally forms
  • Street Outreach Safety

Online training:
The online training is now available for volunteers. Please visit the online link below for a refresher or if you missed an in-person training:

Onsite Trainings:

Onsite training will take place at 6 designated sites in February 2018:

Healdsburg/North County Training - Tuesday February 13th from 9am-10:30am at the Healdsburg Day Labor Center. 405 Grove Street, Healdsburg, CA 95448.

Santa Rosa/Central County Training #1 - Tuesday February 13th from 12pm-1:30pm at the Family Support Center with Catholic Charities. 465 A Street, Santa Rosa, CA 95401.

Guerneville/West County Training - Tuesday, February 13th from 6pm-7:30pm at West County Community Services. 16390 Main St, Guerneville, CA 95446

Petaluma/South County Training - Wednesday, February 14th from 9am-10:30am at COTS Mary Isaak Center. 900 Hopper St, Petaluma, CA 94952

Santa Rosa/Central County Training #2 - Tuesday, February 14th from 3pm-4:30pm at Sonoma County Community Development Commission. 1440 Guerneville Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95403

Sonoma Valley/Southeast County Training - Thursday, February 15th from 9am-10:30am at the Vintage House. 264 First Street East, Sonoma CA, 95476

On-Line Trainings:

All volunteers and guides are encouraged to look over this slideshow before showing up to the Count. A training video will be posted prior to the count.