Thank you for volunteering as a survey interviewer for the 2018 Minnesota Homeless Study!

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Training materials

Please review the following materials and watch the training videos before October 25. You can either attend an in-person training or watch the training videos below. All registered volunteers will receive their site assignment in early October.

Registered volunteers will also receive these handouts via postal mail in early October.

In-person training

If you prefer to train with others, several options are available. You do not need to RSVP. All trainings take place at Wilder Center, 451 Lexington Parkway North, St. Paul. Parking is free in the Wilder Center ramp.

  • Thursday, October 18, 4:00-5:30 pm (Room 2510)
  • Thursday, October 18, 6:00-7:30 pm (Room 2510)
  • Monday, October 22, 11:30 am-1:00 pm (Room 2510)
  • Monday, October 22, 3:30-5:00 pm (Room 2610)
  • Monday, October 22, 5:30-7:00 pm (Room 2610)
  • Tuesday, October 23, 1:00-2:30 pm (Room 2610)
  • Tuesday, October 23, 6:00-7:30 pm (Room 2610)

Online training

The 3 videos below are all required viewing. Please refer to the sample training interview as you watch. There is also a short video just for volunteers conducting interviews on reservations. (To view full screen: start the video and click the icon in the bottom right corner of the video.)

Introduction (5 minutes)

The Basics of Interviewing (10 minutes)
Provides important information on how to conduct a social service interview.

Navigating the Interview (20 minutes)
Provides detailed instructions on how to navigate the survey form itself in order to reduce errors and produce study data that will be useful and accurate.

Information for Interviewers on Indian Reservations (5 minutes)
Highlights how the survey used for the Reservation study differs from the statewide survey.


Please contact: or 651-280-2690 or or 651-280-2728
Toll free 1-800-328-2972