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NYC Seeks Volunteers For Homeless Count

Homeless Person in New York City (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Homeless Person in New York City (file / credit: Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) - Would you like to give back to New York City? You’ll have a chance next week.

WCBS 880’s Rich Lamb On The Story

They’re still looking for volunteers to help with the city’s annual street survey to count the homeless population.

It begins on Monday night and goes into Tuesday morning.

Department of Homeless Services commissioner Seth Diamond says doctors, lawyers, clergy, and students are among those participating.

He says there are even pot luck dinners in some places before heading out for the survey.

“I take part. I do a part of Manhattan and I”m going to be joined by some students from St. John’s and from some cadets from West Point who are very generous with their time and always participate,” Diamond told WCBS 880 reporter Rich Lamb.

Diamond says they’re not just counting. They ask questions of those they find on the streets and always try to get them to shelter.

If you want to help with the count, visit NYC.gov or call 311.