Wednesday, September 17, 2014

Become a volunteer with the Healthy Homes Program

This fall, the Healthy Homes Program is training new volunteers! 

Healthy Homes provides free, voluntary, and confidential home visits to help local residents find ways to reduce exposure to toxins, asthma triggers, mold, and other housing-related health risks. The visits are conducted by trained volunteers (this could be you!) who work with the resident to decide on simple solutions to make their home a healthier space.

Volunteers participate in 30 hours of training to learn about how home environments can contribute to health issues and how to reduce housing-related health risks. The training  prepares volunteers to conduct Health Homes Visits. The training is hands-on and engaging with relevant presentations and field trips. They can apply what they learn in their own living spaces.
Once volunteers are trained, they are asked to give back 30 hours of community service to the program. This includes conducting Healthy Homes Visits, staffing booths at community events, assisting with community outreach, and work on special projects. Thurston County Public Health & Social Services staff members are committed to supporting each person to help them become a successful volunteer.

2014 Training Schedule
Fridays, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.
- October 10
- October 17
- October 24
- October 31
- November Break - during which, each volunteer-in-training goes out on their first visit with an experienced volunteer.
- December 12

To apply for the 2014 training or to learn more about the program visit the Healthy Homes Program website or contact (360) 867-2674,

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