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University of Illinois Extension serving Madison, Monroe and St. Clair Counties

Monroe County
901 Illinois Avenue
PO Box 117
Waterloo, IL 62298
Phone: 618-939-3434
FAX: 618-939-7708
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

Madison County
1 Regency Plaza
Suite 200
Collinsville, IL 62234
Phone: 618-344-4230
FAX: 618-344-5602
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 am to 4:30 pm - Closed 12 Noon to 1:00

EFNEP Training Center
1269 North 89th Street
Suite 3
East St. Louis, IL 62203
Phone: 618-397-4973
FAX: 618-397-8823
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed 12 - 1pm)

East St. Louis Library Office
5300 State St.
East St. Louis, IL 62203

Scott Air Force Base Youth Center
4691 Patriots Drive
Scott Air Force Base, IL 62225
Phone: 618-256-4991
Hours: This office is only for Military 4-H Youth Programming

News Release

Volunters are Needed to Teach Students the Importance of Handwashing

According to the Center for Disease Control “Handwashing is the single most important means of preventing the spread of infection.” Recent studies and reports indicate the lack of (or improper) handwashing contributes significantly to disease transmission. Children are especially at risk of contracting hand-transmitted diseases.

University of Illinois Extension is seeking volunteers who would like to assist us with our Clean Hands, Healthy Bodies program.  This program is a collaboration of University of Illinois Extension, Madison County Health Department and Illinois American Water.

As a member of our Clean Hands, Healthy Bodies Handwashing team you would be asked to go into classrooms in Madison County and deliver a 30-minute exciting, hands-on program on the importance of washing our hands. To learn how to reach the kids with this fun program you will required to attend a two-hour training session. Following training and background screening volunteers are free to designate the schools or area they would like to volunteer in. We are in need of volunteers in all areas of Madison County.

We will be offering a training session in January, so there is still time to get involved this school year.

If you would like to join our Clean Hands, Healthy Bodies team or if you would like more information about this volunteer program please contact Patty Stanton at (618) 344-4230. If you are interested in this program for your school classroom, please call the same number to schedule a visit to your school. University of Illinois Extension offers equal opportunities in programs and employment.

Local Contact: Patty Stanton, Office Support Associate,