If you’re a Public Health or Social Work student or just interested in finding out what it’s like to serve your community please consider volunteering for these special up-coming opportunities.
The first is a chance to learn what it’s like to be a person living in poverty and navigating the public health system. The second is a late-night air-sampling project sponsored by the Fulton County Smoke Free Initiative.
“The State of Poverty and Public Health”; A Poverty Simulation Experience
The poverty simulation work-shop is designed to help participants understand what it might be like to live in a typical low income family trying to survive month to month and navigate the public health system. This sensitivity training workshop focuses on meeting challenges of daily life when living in poverty (e.g. bureaucracy, low income, high financial demands, public transportation, poor customer service in social service/public health settings). The event takes place at the GSU Student Center Ballroom and will be facilitated by the Georgia Public Health Training Center. Register online at http://www.gphtc.org or contact Sarah Boos at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions. Volunteers are also needed to staff the event.
Two sessions are being offered:
Monday, April 30th 2012, 5 PM to 8 PM
Tuesday, May 1st 2012, 1 PM to 4 PM
Air-Sampling Project, aka “Bar-Hopping for Science”
This project involves strapping on a portable air-sampling machine and going to different bars and restaurants in Fulton County establishments that allow smoking. Participants will be trained with the equipment and then sent out in teams of four and asked to go to approximately five venues throughout the night from about 8 pm to 1 am. This project is tentatively scheduled for May 18th.
Learn more about volunteering through the Library collection:
- The American way to change: How national service & volunteers are transforming America
- Awakening Hippocrates: A primer on health, poverty, and global service
- Doctors serving people: Restoring humanism to medicine through student community service
- If it takes a village, build one: How I found meaning through a life of service and 100+ ways you can too
- Landscapes of voluntarism: New spaces of health, welfare and governance
- Service learning for health, physical education, and recreation: A step-by-step guide
- Volunteers: A social profile
For more information about either of these projects contact Pam Buckmaster, MPH at 404-966-2375.
*“Volunteer: A person who voluntarily offers himself or herself for a service or undertaking” (i.e. no pay).