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:
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.|
Sedgwick County Health Department Ambassador Program
WHAT IS AN AMBASSADOR?
Sedgwick County Health Department (SCHD) Ambassadors are volunteers with a passion for engaging with their community to help build vaccine confidence and knowledge, correct misinformation and counter myths about COVID-19.
Ambassadors help spread the message that safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines prevent severe illness and save lives. They share this message with friends, neighbors and community members at places of worship, book clubs or hobby groups, coffee shops, libraries, community centers and in many other settings where people live, work, and play.
Ambassadors receive free training that equips them to share knowledge about COVID-19 and COVID-19 vaccines and to engage in conversations in a respectful and empathetic way.
HOW DO YOU BECOME AN AMBASSADOR?
Neighborhood Ambassador: After completing online training to receive a certificate, Neighborhood Ambassadors will represent themselves and speak knowledgably about COVID-19.
County Ambassador: After completing online and in-person training to receive a certificate, County Ambassadors can represent the County at official events (for volunteer hours) or can represent themselves when talking to others. County Ambassadors receive a t-shirt and padfolio.
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF VOLUNTEERING?
The Ambassador Program provides free, online and in-person training that includes:
- Information about COVID-19 vaccines and testing
- Myths and facts about COVID-19
- Conflict-resolution skills
- Practicing respectful and empathetic conversation
Ambassador Program volunteers experience many other benefits, such as:
- Enhancing leadership and communication skills
- Growing your contacts and strengthening your network
- Improving your knowledge of public health
- Obtaining experience that future employers value
- Gaining public speaking experience and building resume skills
- Earning “swag” as you participate in training and your assignments
HOW DO I SIGN UP?
Future Neighborhood Ambassadors: Click here to view instructions on how to register for a Relias account and access the Sedgwick County Health Department education modules.
Future County Ambassadors: Email SCHDAmbassador@sedgwick.gov.