The Healthy Homes Program offers free, voluntary, confidential visits to residents and child care centers
in Thurston County. Trained volunteers work with you to 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, the volunteers will
help you determine what your highest priorities are for taking actions to create a healthier space. Many of the suggested
actions are low or no cost. The goal of the program is to help people maintain healthier homes.
To request a Healthy Homes Visit call 360-867-2674; (TDD) 360-867-2603).
Become a Healthy Homes Volunteer
To become a volunteer, there are 30 hours of hands-on training offered each year. We look for diverse individuals who
are committed to actively participating in the training session and who will volunteer in their communities. We want people
who will enjoy working together to improve their own and others’ health.
You do not need to have any expertise in environmental health or prior experience to become a volunteer. You will
learn essentials of a healthy living space such as moisture control, indoor air quality, ventilation, and more.
In the training you will:
- Learn important information about environments and health.
- Gain skills in recognizing key parts of the home that affect health.
- Improve communication abilities to help others.
- Participate in engaging field trips.
- Practice what you learn at home and with others.
What volunteers do:
- Conduct Healthy Homes Visits in pairs with other volunteers.
- Staff booths at community events.
- Assist with community outreach.
- Participate in 30 hours of free training and give back 30 hours of community service.
2015 Training Schedule and Information
Volunteer Job Description
For more information contact: 360-867-2674; (TDD) 360-867-2603)