Dear Potential Volunteer,
Sedgwick County would first like to thank you for your interest in volunteering in the Department of Public Services. Your willingness to volunteer is extremely appreciated and we look forward to creating an unforgettable experience for you. At Sedgwick County, we welcome volunteers and consider them to be part of our team. We plan to take full advantage of your offer to help by utilizing the unique skills that you are so kindly willing to share with us. In order for us to best match our volunteers with current available volunteer positions, there are a few things that we will need from you. Below you will find the following DPS volunteer documents and available open positions:
- Release for a Criminal (KBI) Background Check
- How to find or become a Community Health Advocate
Please review these documents carefully and fill them out to the best of your ability. Please sign each document where indicated and return to Contract Administrator, COMCARE Administration Office, 271 W. Third St. N. Suite 600, Wichita, KS 67202, or via email at email@example.com with the subject line “DPS volunteer application.” If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to call Itress Tackett at 316-660-7612. Once all the required documents have been received, it will take approximately two weeks for you to hear something back from the accepting program within the Department of Public Services.
Current Open Positions
|Volunteer Position Number||Volunteer Position Title||Location||Description|
|COM – CCC - 101||NAMI Facilitator at the CCC||COMCARE Community Crisis Center (635 N. Main Street, Wichita, KS 67203)||The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) facilitator provides information, referrals and support to friends, family members and concerned others whose loved one is experiencing a crisis. NAMI Facilitators are trained and recommended by NAMI Wichita Chapter prior to volunteering at the Community Crisis Center (CCC). Two NAMI volunteer facilitators provide support at the CCC twice monthly on Thursdays evenings from 7-9pm on a rotating basis. IF INTERESTED IN THIS OPPORTUNITY PLEASE CONTACT NAMI DIRECTLY.|
|SCHD – CHA – 2018||Community Health Advocates||Health Department (1900 E. 9th Street, Wichita, KS 67214)||Community Health Advocates are volunteers who provide access to affordable health care information to Sedgwick County residents. Advocates go into the community at the neighborhood, church and other civic organization levels with health access information and health education materials.|
Sedgwick County Health Department Ambassador Program
WHAT IS AN AMBASSADOR?
Ambassadors are volunteers with a passion to engage their community about COVID-19. As a Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) Ambassador, you build vaccine confidence and knowledge, and correct misinformation and widespread myths in your community
Ambassadors will interact in neighborhoods, community centers, and religious institutions where you live, work, and play.
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Thank you for helping end the COVID-19 pandemic by providing factual vaccine information, the knowledge needed to become vaccinated, and encouragement to others.
Our best path out of the COVID-19 pandemic is though COVID-19 vaccination and testing.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF THE SCHD AMBASSADOR PROGRAM?
- Relevant training that includes:
- COVID-19 vaccine and testing information
- Myths and facts
- Conflict resolution skills
- Practice conversations
- Hear how other Ambassadors are encouraging their friends, families, and community members
- Volunteer hours
- Public speaking experience
- Great resume builder for future jobs
- Become a trusted source in your community
- Padfolio with Sedgwick County seal, and an official Ambassador T-shirt!