Peace Corps Info Session and Panel Discussion: Focus on Environmental Jobs
Be a catalyst for change and transfer your skills to citizens of developing country. Your college degree, work experience and commitment to volunteerism are necessary for the grass-roots work of the Peace Corps. You will benefit by traveling to an extraordinary place, building a competitive résumé, and gaining two years of hands-on international development experience. Come learn about volunteer experiences from a panel of returned volunteers who served in environmental assignments, have your questions answered by Peace Corps Representatives, and gain tips to guide you through the application process.
Thursday, February 16
5 to 6:30 p.m.
Thompson Room 125
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Can’t make it? Stop by the Peace Corps table at the Environment Career Fair on Wednesday, February 15 from 11-3 in Mary Gates Hall or come see the UW Campus Peace Corps Representative during his office hours Mondays and Wednesdays 10-1 at the Career Center.
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Puget Sound Sage and the UW School of Public Health are conducting a study in partnership with the communities of South Park and Georgetown called Diesel Exhaust Exposure in the Duwamish Valley Study, or DEEDS. The study will ask community members to identify diesel exhaust ‘hotspots’ in their neighborhoods for air quality monitoring. Residents will also have be able to volunteer for home air quality monitoring, bicycle air quality monitoring, and other monitoring methods. The purpose of the monitoring is to gain a better overall picture of diesel exhaust concentrations in the Duwamish Valley and how it affects residents’ health.
Sage is currently conducting outreach on weekends through door knocking and events at community centers to raise awareness about the study and to invite community members to our kick-off Diesel 101 Meeting and Asthma/Health Fair event on March 1. The outreach is typically 2-3 hours on a Saturday or Sunday in Georgetown or South Park, and transportation and snacks are provided. Volunteers don’t need any prior experience with organizing, and are free to come to one or all of the outreach events.
Saturday, 02/11: 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Sunday, 02/12: 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Saturday, 02/18: 9.00 am – 12.00 pm at the Providence House Regina Food Bank
Saturday, 02/25: 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
Sunday, 02/26: 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm
If there is any interest, questions, or concerns, please contact Melanie Jung at melanie.