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Health Homes Volunteer Educators#

Volunteers are a fundamental and vital element of our Healthy Homes program.  We look for individuals who are committed to actively participating in the training sessions and who will join us to improve the health of our Fort Collins community.

Upcoming Training#

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Help Fort Collins homes reduce the risks posed by common hazards, increase energy efficiency, and become more comfortable.  We provide training on ventilation, chemical contaminants, fire safety, home maintenance and energy efficiency. The next training starts January 24th, 2023.

Ayude a los hogares de Fort Collins a reducir los riesgos que plantean los peligros comunes, aumentar la eficiencia energética y volverse más cómodos. Aprenda a implementar estrategias que respalden una mejor calidad del aire interior. Español

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Volunteer To Become a Healthy Homes Educator#

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Volunteer Using the Infrared Camera

The first step to becoming a Healthy Homes Educator is to send your name and contact information to healthyhomes@fcgov.com or call 970 224-6129. You will meet with the Healthy Homes team to review the details of the training and the volunteer commitment, and once you become acquainted, we will get you register for the training. Space is limited so send your information today!

National Volunteer Week 2020#

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2019 Healthy Homes Educators

The Healthy Homes staff would like to say THANK YOU to all volunteer Educators who have supported the promotion of in-home health and safety of Fort Collins homes since 2011.

Healthy Homes Educators play a critical role in helping meet the City’s strategic objective of improving the indoor air quality of homes. Together, they have impacted over 1,000 homes and 3,500 community members. Healthy Homes would be nothing without these key volunteers:

Frequently Asked Questions#

What are the prerequisites for volunteering as a Healthy Homes Educator?

You don't have to be a professional in the field, but we ask that you are willing and able to make the commitment to complete both the training and required monthly home assessments.

Is there a minimum age requirement?

You must be at least 18 years old.  Our Healthy Homes Educators vary greatly in age and occupations.  We are invested in having a diverse group participating in the program.

Is a background check required?

Yes.  In order to protect you and the individuals whose homes you will be visiting, a background check will be conducted prior to you receiving a home assessment assignment.

What does the training entail?

The training is led by specialists who come from a variety of backgrounds.  You will learn all about problems related to pollutants, chemical contaminants and safety hazards in homes, and how they impact health, and common solutions to those problems. 

What is the time commitment for training?

There will be multiple training sessions and homework in the form of short videos and readings.  We ask that you commit to attending all of the sessions.  We realize that conflicts occur, and we will make efforts to accommodate your schedule on a limited basis.

Can I get school credit for taking the training?

No.  Even though the training is comprehensive, we are unable to issue credit for classes.

What type of other volunteer opportunities exists?

In addition to performing in-home assessments, we encourage our volunteers to be creative with their community outreach ideas and we'll do what we can to support you.  Some outreach ideas include helping out at booths for community events and working on special projects.

Can you accommodate my schedule when assigning home assessments?

We ask that you keep us informed of your availability during those times and we will schedule accordingly.

Healthy Homes Educator Online Training#

The online volunteer training course and all the links associated with the course are accessible here.

View the Online Training