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.