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Jackie Amende, Extension Educator

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension, Canyon County
501 Main St.
Caldwell, ID 83605

Phone: 208-459-6003

Email: jamende@uidaho.edu

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Laura Sant, Extension Educator

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension, Franklin County
561 W Oneida
Preston, ID 83263

Phone: 208-852-1097

Email: lsant@uidaho.edu

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Surine Greenway, Extension Educator

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension, Owyhee County
238 8th Ave W
Marsing, ID 83639

Phone: 208-896-4104

Email: surineg@uidaho.edu

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Community Wellness Volunteer Program

Are you looking for more ways to be involved in health and wellness, not only in your own life, but through volunteering and sharing with others in your community? If so, become a Community Wellness Volunteer.

Community Wellness Volunteer Program

This seven-week course provides evidence-based education that will provide foundational knowledge to help you gain confidence in community health volunteerism. Participants will be trained on how to address community health issues and receive education on the social determinants of health, basic nutrition, physical activity recommendations, diabetes, chronic disease prevention, public speaking, youth and adult learning theories, health behavior change and much more. Not only does this training offer relevant information and the support in learning volunteers will need, the multi-sector approach of Well Connected Communities will also serve to connect volunteers with local opportunities.

  • Youth 12 years or older and adults are welcome to participate. Both youth and adults will be in the same program and delivered the same materials. Families are welcome to join.
  • A seven-week course; live classes once a week for two hours, with additional online modules to complete each week. Extension educators hold office hours each week to provide support and answer questions. The live classes will be held in-person at your local Extension office. Virtual attendance of live classes will always be available via the Zoom platform. Participants are expected to attend at least five of the seven live classes and review missed classes on their own time.
  • The program is offered once yearly, typically in the early spring.
  • Each participant who completes the program will become a "Community Wellness Volunteer" and will be expected to contribute 20 hours of volunteer service by the end of the year (volunteers get to choose their volunteer opportunities).
  • Cost is $15 per person (2021 program fee).
  • Adults are asked to complete a background check. Background check cost is included in the program fee when registering.

To register or if you have questions, please contact the Extension educator or office in your county.

Contact

Jackie Amende, Extension Educator

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension, Canyon County
501 Main St.
Caldwell, ID 83605

Phone: 208-459-6003

Email: jamende@uidaho.edu

Directions

Laura Sant, Extension Educator

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension, Franklin County
561 W Oneida
Preston, ID 83263

Phone: 208-852-1097

Email: lsant@uidaho.edu

Directions

Surine Greenway, Extension Educator

Mailing Address:
University of Idaho Extension, Owyhee County
238 8th Ave W
Marsing, ID 83639

Phone: 208-896-4104

Email: surineg@uidaho.edu

Directions