Environmental Health Programs
EASI environmental health volunteers are trained to work in a variety of campaigns to educate their communities about public health related issues. EASI volunteers work in cooperation with host organizations such as Retired Senior Volunteer programs, senior centers, religious organizations, local governments, all across America. Volunteers educate homeowners about such dangers as indoor radon or asbestos, lead in drinking water, and lead poisoning prevention. They collect samples of mosquito larvae to be tested for the spreading of West Nile Virus and have begun a campaign to eliminate mosquito breeding areas.
They work with gardening organizations to help establish gardens accessible
to people who are homebound or use wheelchairs. Volunteers may also make
presentations to civic and educational groups about specific environmental
health concerns. Whatever the community health concern, EASI’s quality-assured
training will result in informed volunteers ready to take on specific tasks
and give informed answers. Training includes how to develop effective presentations
as public speakers and how to involve the entire community in a project.
EASI’s prepared scripts help volunteers teach homeowners how to seal old
lead paint cans, how to have a drinking water tested for lead, and how
to find a certified asbestos remediation contractor.
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