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KanCare Ombudsman Resource VISTA - Wichita or Kansas City Metro Area

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ORGANIZATION: KanCare Ombudsman Office/State of Kansas

  • 13 people are interested
Vista Volunteer Opportunity
Bringing Individuals & Communities Out of Poverty

WSU VISTA - KanCare Ombudsman Resource VISTA (Wichita or KC Metro, KS)

  • Full-Time Service Position (Flexible Schedule; hours can be adjusted -- must be at least 35/wk during business hours)

  • Temporary Position: 1 year term (Opportunity closes when we find the right candidate)

  • $15,000 per year Modest Living Allowance

  • PLUS: $6,000 Education Award after one year of service! (or cash stipend of $1,800)

A VISTA, based in Olathe, will serve the northern half of Kansas. The VISTA will break the cycle of poverty by improving the quality of life and access to services for Medicaid-eligible Kansans who meet state guidelines including elderly, those with disabilities, children and families. By accessing Medicaid services, individuals reduce their risk for homelessness and costly hospitalizations, and increase employability, their stability and overall health. The VISTA will build the capacity by assisting with the development, maintenance, and delivery of education programming to KanCare Ombudsman staff, volunteers, and community stakeholders. As part of this project, VISTAs will also build capacity by seeking out potential funding sources to expand the program’s ability to respond to the steady increase of member assistance requests.

Help Medicaid help Kansas! Provide structure and sustainability to a volunteer program that helps Kansans make the most out of KanCare.

Program Site Description:

The KanCare Ombudsman Volunteer Program will use a VISTA member to serve as the KanCare Ombudsman Resource VISTA in the northern half of Kansas, based in Olathe. The goal of the project is to improve the quality of life and access to Medicaid services for Medicaid-eligible Kansans. This project will assist in providing a healthier future for Medicaid members in Kansas through volunteers who provide vital information and access so that members may make informed choices regarding their services. By accessing Medicaid services, individuals reduce their risk for homelessness and costly hospitalizations; they increase employability, stability in the community, and overall health. The project will build capacity of the KanCare Ombudsman’s Office by developing a more sustainable volunteer program, expanding the local resource base to allow Medicaid recipients to access vital resources in their communities that are not only Medicaid-related, and positioning the Office as a viable community resource in order to reach as many impoverished Kansans as possible.

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About KanCare Ombudsman Office/State of Kansas


900 SW Jackson, Room 1041, 900 S, Topeka, KS 66612, US

Mission Statement

To support KanCare/Medicaid members in navigating the Medicaid system and to resolve problems regarding services, coverage, access and rights.


The KanCare Ombudsman office helps KanCare/Medicaid members and applicants with concerns about getting services they need through KanCare/Medicaid. The KanCare Ombudsman Volunteer Program is designed to assist the KanCare Ombudsman in serving KanCare/Medicaid members and applicants regarding their services, coverage, access and rights.

We are here to answer calls and allow consumers to consult with a live volunteer. You don’t have to be an expert on Medicaid to volunteer; you will learn as you help others. Volunteers receive, at no cost, a minimum of 30 hours training and mentoring by an experienced staff member prior to starting their service as well as continuing education.


Children & Youth
People with Disabilities
Children & Youth, People with Disabilities, Seniors


We'll work with your schedule.


8915 Lenexa Drive238 N Mead WICHITAOverland Park, KS 66214



  • Massage Therapy
  • Recruiting
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Community Outreach


  • People 55+


  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • 35-40 hours/week; somewhat flexible within regular M-F, 8-5 business hours
  • Bilingual a plus, NOT a requirement

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