On January 27, 2014, the NYC Department of Homeless Services will conduct the Homeless Outreach Population Estimate (HOPE). We need thousands of volunteers to canvass parks, subways, and other public spaces to estimate the number of people living unsheltered in the city. Just one night of your time will help us collect vital information used by outreach teams to help homeless people leave the streets for a better life.

3,000 NEW YORKERS NEEDED…The information gathered by volunteers during HOPE 2014 is critical to our ongoing efforts, but we need your help to make it possible. We need more than 3,000 volunteers, who are 18 years-old or older, to give just one night of their time to help survey the number of New Yorkers living on city streets. We will provide you with all the training you will need to conduct the survey on the night of HOPE plus a quick, convenient online orientation when you register to give you the basics.

Sign up to volunteer for HOPE 2014 today!

The NYC Department of Homeless Services was founded in 1993, and prevents homelessness wherever possible and provides temporary, emergency shelter and re-housing support when needed. The Department manages more than 230 shelters across the five boroughs and serves single adults, adult families, and families with children with the goal of transitioning individuals and families back to permanent housing in the community. For more information please visit