KanCare Ombudsman Outreach Vista Volunteer - Kansas City Metro Area (Olathe, KS)


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Mon Jan 01, 2018 08:00 AM - Tue Jan 01, 2019 04:00 PM


333 E Poplar StOlathe, KS 66061


WSU VISTA - KanCare Ombudsman Outreach VISTA, Kansas City (located in Olathe, KS)

  • Full-Time Service Position (Flexible Schedule; hours can be adjusted)

  • Temporary Position: October 2017 - October 2018

  • $1,023 Modest Monthly Living Allowance ($12,276 a year)

  • PLUS: $5,775 Education Award after one year of service! (or cash stipend of $1,800)

Help Medicaid help Kansans! Provide Structure and sustainability to a volunteer program that aims to help Kansans utilize KanCare Healthcare to the utmost.

AmeriCorps VISTA members are passionate and committed to their mission to bring individuals and communities out of poverty. Members make a year-long, full-time commitment to serve on a specific project at a nonprofit organization or agency. Members earn a modest living allowance of $12,276, limited benefit options and after a year of service are eligible for an Education Award of $5,775 or Post-Service Stipend of $1,800.

All serious inquiries please complete an online application at MY.AMERICORPS.GOV and search opportunity listings with our project titled: WSU VISTA - KanCare Ombudsman Outreach VISTA Kansas City.

  1. To apply, go to: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do
  2. Please email Lisa Churchill, Volunteer Coordinator, to let her know you have applied and/or with any questions: Lisa.Churchill@ks.gov


- Volunteer recruitment

-Community outreach

-Development of recruitment and outreach materials

-Train and support volunteers

-Development and presentation of educational resources for consumers, volunteers and the community

-Streamline current resource guides

-Design and implement method of cataloging volunteer hours

-Conduct quarterly evaluations of volunteer experience and consumer satisfaction

-Design and implement satisfaction questions to be included in quarterly evaluations

-Coordinate with public health officials to identify deliverable training's and resources to assist community members who receive KanCare services

-Deliver materials to promote KanCare program to organizations, service providers, caregivers, advocates, members (consumer), prospective member, etc.


-Turn New Skills into Work Experience

-Build Confidence

-Gain Real Life Experience and Valuable Knowledge while working with Community Organizations, Public Health, Recruitment and Social Services


Some College


$12,276.00 /year

After a year of service, VISTAs receive a Segal Education Award valued at $5,775 to be used for student loan payments or tuition costs OR an End-of Year Cash Stipend valued at $1,800

Required license or certification:

  • Driver's License
  • Application
  • Background Check


  • Networking
  • People Skills
  • Problem Solving
  • Project Management
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Community Outreach

Good Match For

People 55+

Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 40 hours/week; flexible schedule
  • Bilingual a plus, NOT a requirement

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