Environmental Health
Healthy Home Environment
  Healthy Homes Program  

Healthy Homes volunteers are invited to visit homes and child care centers to help identify areas of concern and share ways to reduce exposure to toxins, asthma triggers, mold, lead, and other housing-related health risks. At the end of the visit, volunteers help residents determine what their highest priorities are for taking actions to create a healthier space. Healthy Homes visits are free. The aim of the program is to reduce exposure to environmental health hazards.

Your Role as a Volunteer

Become a valuable part of environmental public health in Thurston County through learning and sharing knowledge about hazards in the home environment and low-cost or no-cost ways to reduce risks:


30 hours of training:

  • Learn important information about housing environments and health.
  • Gain skills in recognizing key parts of the home that affect health.
  • Improve communication abilities to help others.

30 hours of volunteering

  • Provide healthy homes visits to help others identify ways improve their home environmental quality.
  • Participate in community events to share healthy homes tips.

The 10-week training takes place every Thursday evening from 6:00 to 9:00 pm, February 21 through April 25, 2013.

Contact Jane Mountjoy-Venning at 360-867-2582 or healthyhomes@co.thurston.wa.us for more information or to request a Healthy Homes visit. Volunteer applications are available here.

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