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Johnson County Human Services

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Be a friend, lend a ride!

Become part of our community "safety net"! Volunteer to provide rides for some of Johnson County’s most vulnerable residents:

  • Older adults
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Residents struggling with a major life transition

Our team of volunteer drivers provide rides to:

  • Non-emergency medical appointments
  • Prescription pick-ups
  • Grocery store/food pantry/farmer’s market
  • Social Services agencies

YOU pick your own schedule! Very flexible and rewarding experience for both yourself and the clients.

Mileage reimbursement is available

Must be at least 25 years of age, attend a volunteer orientation and Catch-a-Ride training, provide copies of your driver's license and auto insurance, and complete a background check.

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About Johnson County Human Services

Location:

11811 S. Sunset, Suite 1300, Olathe, KS 66061, US

Mission Statement

"Providing essential human services as a safety net, targeting older adults, people with a disability, and low-income families, in order to support independence, dignity, and self-sufficiency."

Description

Johnson County Human Services needs and welcomes volunteers for many programs, inlcuding:

Birthday Club: Celebrate a client’s special birthday by purchasing a gift or two from a wish list completed by the client.

Helping Hands: Volunteers give clients some assistance with tasks in and around the home. (gardening, organization, mowing grass, painting, sorting mail)

Creative Expressions: Share your creativity with the world. Decorate Meals on Wheels bags, create cards, bookmarks, or other tray favors to be delivered with Meals on Wheels.

Congregate Meal Sites: Assist the Human Services nutrition center staff at any of the seven locations with rolling silverware, calling bingo, decorating the center, preparing meals for delivery, and more.

Outreach: Help Human Services staff meet the needs of low-income residents in one of six Outreach Centers, located in Shawnee, Gardner, Spring Hill, Blue Valley, Lenexa, and Mission Volunteers can provide a hand in stocking the food pantry and also provide assistance with office administrative tasks.

Personal Shopper: Volunteers assist clients with their shopping needs. They may drive clients to retail locations to do minor shopping or take the client's shopping list and payment to a retail location to pick up necessary items.

Meals on Wheels: Deliver a nutritious, hot, noon-day meal with a smile to homebound senior adults. You can choose from eight nutrition center locations to find one close to home, work, or school. Deliveries are made from approximately 1045 am - noon. Volunteers deliver once a week as regular drivers, or when they are able as substitute drivers.

Catch-a-Ride : Through the Catch-A-Ride program, volunteers transport residents in their own vehicles to essential appointments in Johnson County. Volunteers set their own schedules.

SHICK (Senior Health Insurance Counseling for Kansas) This state-supported program helps older residents understand Medicare, supplemental insurance planes, and prescription drug plans. Volunteers receive extensive training to become SHICK counselors.

Office Administration: Provide behind the scenes support at any Human Services office. Duties may include data entry, answering telephones, filing, preparing mailings, and other necessary office tasks.

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

11811 S. SunsetSuite 1300Olathe, KS 66061

(38.91484,-94.79917)
 

SKILLS

  • Transportation
  • Elder care

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 25
  • Orientation or Training
  • Once a week
  • Volunteer Orientation, Auto Insurance, Motor Vehicle Check, Driver's License, Background Check

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