HOW TO ENSURE A SAFE VOLUNTEER RESPONSE TO COVID-19

The need to practice “social distancing” due to COVID-19 has dramatically changed the lives of many Kansans. It’s enough to make anyone want to sink into the couch and binge watch Netflix for a month. But as Kansans, that’s not what we do, is it?   

In fact, many of our citizens have responded to the crisis by stepping up and offering their volunteer services. To help meet this demand and create safe, impactful volunteer opportunities, the Kansas Volunteer Commission will be working (virtually) over the next few weeks. We will provide Kansas volunteers and volunteer managers with helpful resources, best practices, health and safety tips, vital information and virtual networking opportunities.

Below you will find some resources to help volunteers and volunteer programs put safety first as we work to meet the changing needs of our Kansas community.

To get daily health updates on COVID-19, go to Kansas Department of Health and Environment .

To ensure volunteer safety, go to Best Practices for Volunteer Engagement During COVID-19.

To help volunteers safely check-in and to conduct a basic health screening on volunteers before they work with populations that might be vulnerable to COVID-19, go to COVID-19 Volunteer Screening Form Template.

To print posters that encourage appropriate volunteer hygiene and prevent the spread of COVID-19, go to Helpful Health Posters in Multiple Languages and "Wash Your Hands" in Multiple Languages.

To better support your volunteers through this crises, go to Energize and Coronavirus & Volunteers- Your Guide for Managing Uncertainty .


The Give Back Kanasas Challenge has been postponed due to safty concerns created by the spread of COVID-19. Thank you for understanding and for helping us keep our Kansas community safe. 

 

APRIL IS GLOBAL VOLUNTEER MONTH!

 

 

Volunteers and National Service Members are working hard to help keep Kansas communities safe and viable through the COVID-19 crisis and beyond! In honor of the leadership that AmeriCorps Kansas members show through their service, the KVC is featuring some key AmeriCorps Kansas leaders here!

Have our AmeriCorps Kansas leaders inspired you to serve? Join us in service by volunteering in your Kansas community during Global Volunteer Month! 

 

 

 

To learn more about volunteer opportunities in your community, visit Volunteer Kansas or contact a Volunteer Center near you!

 

                                                  Kansas Volunteer Commission

 


All applications for the 2020 Mini-Grant Series are currently closed.

 

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PLEASE PARTNER WITH US TO HELP KANSAS OVERCOME COVID-19

  1. Join our Kansas Association of Volunteer Engagers (KAVE) online platform by simply emailing volunteer@ksde.org and we will send you an invitation to join
  2. Check the online platform for resources to help your volunteers be effective
  3. Follow our Twitter account @KansasVolunteer 
  4. Friend us on Facebook