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Volunteer

Our tremendous volunteer support makes a crucial difference in the lives of our patients.

Annual Statistics

700

Volunteers

25,000

Hours to KC Care

$1,000,000

Estimated Annual Value

How to Apply to Become a Volunteer

As a Federally Qualified Health Center, KC CARE is required to complete and maintain volunteer files and to provide comprehensive training to our volunteers. To become a volunteer, you will be asked the following:

  • Complete a volunteer application and follow-up interview questions.
  • To provide current professional licenses/certificates, as applicable.
  • To complete a general Volunteer Orientation, as well as any necessary training specific to your area of interest.
  • For clinical volunteers, you must commit to a “twice a month” minimum.

Our patients rely on us to maintain a standard of excellence for their care. As such, we ask that volunteers contact Director of Credentialing and Volunteer Engagement Debbie Skaggs to apply.

Phone Number

816.777.2761

Email Address

volunteer@kccare.org

Again, thank you for your interest in volunteering with KC CARE. We look forward to working with you!

Available Volunteer Positions

Medical Roles:

  • Medical Support – Room patients, take vitals, height, weight and gather medical history information from patient. May be asked to make phone calls to patients and/or perform basic data entry functions.
    • Qualifications: RN, LPN, EMT, MA, CNA-or other relevant healthcare experience. Comfortable taking vitals (blood pressure, finger sticks, temp., etc.), familiarity with medical terminology, friendly and outgoing in providing excellent care to our patients. Frequent walking, standing, and bending. Ability to pass a skills assessment related to taking vitals.
  • Dental Support – Room patients and assist dental provider.
    • Qualifications: Basic understanding of dental terminology. Ability to follow directions given by dental provider. Friendly and outgoing to provide excellent patient care.
  • Provider – Must be licensed in the State of Missouri. All providers must be approved by KC CARE’s Chief Medical Officer. Once approved will go through credentialing/privileging. Onboarding can take up to 4-6 weeks.
    • Qualifications: Licensed by the State of Missouri.

Non-Medical Volunteer Roles:

  • Screener/Health Center Engagement Rep – Stationed at the entrance of all KC CARE locations to take temperatures, ask symptom questions, and distribute masks and hand sanitizer to everyone visiting our locations. Providing the “first-face” of the health center by greeting patients/staff in a friendly manner and directing individuals to the appropriate areas once the screening process has taken place.
    • Qualifications: Excellent people skills. Ability to communicate effectively with our patients, staff, and other volunteers. Work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Xchange Associate – Connects clients with safe injection supplies and other health center resources, if needed.  Oversees the disposal of used syringes.
    • Qualifications: Must be familiar with or open to learning about harm reduction and substance use.  Must be mindful of safety protocols in our program and must be willing to serve in the Xchange Program at least three times a month.
  • Scribe -Work closely with provider to chart in the electronic medical record during the patient visit. Scribe roles are very limited to our Derm Clinics at our Broadway location which are held every Friday morning and twice a month on Saturday mornings. Also, our pediatric clinic at our Meyer location Monday-Friday from 9a-Noon and 1-5p.
    • Qualifications: Must be computer savvy and comfortable with medical terminology. Ability to move at a fast-pace in keeping with patient flow. Must be outgoing and friendly.
  • Behavioral Health Ambassador – This role will greet patients who are at the Health Center for behavioral health appointments. Volunteers will assist in getting patients to the appropriate area within the health center for their appointment. Once the patient appointment is completed, the volunteer will escort the patient to the lab (if needed) or to the exit of the building. (NOTE – This is a new role and will not be available to sign up for shifts at the current time. Looking to begin opening up shifts sometime in late September.)
    • Qualifications: Must be very outgoing and personable. Ability to navigate the stairs and/or elevator. Ability to consistently walk around the building.

Already a Volunteer?

Login to Volgistics to check your volunteer schedule or let us know when you’re available. Volgistics is our volunteer management system, which helps KC CARE track hours and provide volunteer communication.