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Volunteer Opportunity in Community Organizing

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  • Cecilia Rios
    Emergentes earthquake preparedness project (in conjunction with San Jose State University, EPICS, and Neighborhood Housing Services of Silicon Valley) aims to
    Message 1 of 1 , Sep 30, 2005
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      Emergentes earthquake preparedness project (in conjunction with San
      Jose State University, EPICS, and Neighborhood Housing Services of
      Silicon Valley) aims to better prepare San Jose communities in the
      event of a large earthquake. As we saw with Hurricane Katrina, those
      most likely to be ill-prepared and harmed during a disaster are
      those who are poor, disabled, or socially disadvantaged. You can
      help prepare our community by volunteering to educate residents or
      perform engineering inspections in neighborhoods most vulnerable to
      the tragic effects of an earthquake.

      Below is a description of the two types of volunteers we need
      (General Volunteer and Engineering Volunteer). If you are
      interested in volunteering, there will be an
      orientation/informational meeting NEXT WEEK: October 7th, from 4pm-
      5pm, at NHSSV offices (1156 N 4th St, San Jose, CA 95112). If you
      plan on attending the meeting, or have any questions, please email
      Cecilia Rios, Community Outreach Specialist for NHSSV at
      crios@... or call at 408.279.2600 x245.

      General Volunteers
      * Attend a 1 hour orientation on October 7, 2005
      * Commit to 12 weeks of service during the fall 2005
      * Serve 2 hours per week for each of the 12 weeks
      * Approach the community in a small group or pair
      * Responsibilities
      -canvass the Five Wounds/Brookwood Terrace SNI area
      -create awareness about earthquake safety
      -generate interest in the Home Inspection program
      -attend Home Inspections with a trained Engineering student

      Engineering Student Volunteers
      * Attend a 1 hour orientation on October 7, 2005
      * Receive training by SJSU engineering professor (primary author of
      the Homeowner's Guide to Earthquake Safety)
      * Apply knowledge gained from training to complete home assessments
      for earthquake safety (generally take 30-60 min)
      * Estimated number of homes to be assessed this fall: 10
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