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(785) 354-6095

College Academic School Year Volunteer Program

General Information:

  • Applications (link below) will be accepted July 1 through Jan. 10
  • A commitment of at least one shift per week (or 2 shifts per month) for a 6-month commitment is required. Volunteers who submit applications after November 1 make a commitment through May.
  • Qualifications
    • Genuine interest in being of service to others
    • Complete the application process and participate in a free health assessment and mandatory orientation/training sessions, as required.
    • If under age 18, must have permission from a parent or guardian to participate.
    • Volunteers purchase their own uniforms ($20 or $28 depending on the style they choose).

TO APPLY – Complete these 4 steps: 

Step 1: Submit College Volunteer Application online and immediately continue with steps 2 and 3.

Step 2: Print the following links and complete the forms. Bring them with you to your interview, along with a copy of your current immunizations. 

  • The copy of your immunization record should include two (2) measles, mumps, rubella immunizations (MMR) and varicella (chicken pox) immunizations.
  • Review the 2017-18 Academic School Year Program Opportunities to use to complete the Academic school year placement information sheet below. Opportunities will be updated by Sept. 1.
  • Seasonal Influenza Consent Form  During the flu season only (Sept – May), the flu vaccination is required for all volunteers and will be given free of charge at the volunteer health assessment, scheduled when volunteer placement occurs.
  • Background Check Authorization  A background check is completed for all volunteers age 18 or older. 
  • OIG – EPLS Form All volunteers ages 18 complete this form.

Step 3: Schedule a mandatory interview by calling (785) 354-6095 (Monday through Friday – 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.).

  • Location: All interviews will be held in the Volunteers office, North Patient Tower, Basement Level. Follow signs from the hospital’s main entrance. Please allow 1/2 hour to complete the interview process.
  • If age 18 or over, complete an additional form at the interview which will ask for your Social Security number and name affiliations for a criminal background check.
  • If accepted, volunteer placement will also be provided at the conclusion of the interview. Details about the mandatory orientation and health assessment will be given at that time.

Step 4: Attend a mandatory orientation. Information regarding dates and locations will be given at the time of the interview.

Preparing for First Day
After the orientation, you will be contacted by a Volunteers staff member to set a date for your first day of volunteer service. You will also receive, by email, a copy of your assignment description and information regarding your first day.

First Day
On their first day, volunteers report to the Volunteers Department to receive their ID badge, sign final paperwork and get introduced to their volunteer area.