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PARTNER WITH US TO HELP KANSAS OVERCOME COVID-19

  1. Join our Kansas Association of Volunteer Engagers (KAVE) online platform: simply email volunteer@ksde.org and we will send you an invitation to join
  2. We encourage you to visit Kanserve.org
  3. Follow our social media posts: 
    1. Twitter: @KansasVolunteer
    2. Instagram: ksvolunteers
    3. Facebook

 


COVID-19 TIP

Do you feel like the Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) you are wearing is impeding your ability to connect with others while you are volunteering?

To overcome this challenge, some medical professionals have introduced a new idea that could also be implemented by PPE wearing volunteers. Healthcare providers wearing PPE in the field have discovered that they appear more personable when they attach a smiling photo of themselves to their shirts. If you volunteer in a role that requires a mask or other PPE please consider this tip. It might help breakdown the barrier created by the PPE that is covering up your smile!

You canfind the article that inspired this tip here!  

WE CHALLENGE YOU TO JOIN US IN SERVICE! 

 

 

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! 

 

 

 

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


 

 

                                                  Kansas Volunteer Commission

HELP ENCOURAGE 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 .