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Human Services

Central Office: 913-715-8800

11811 S. Sunset Drive, Suite 1300, Olathe, Kansas 66061

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Volunteer Orientations

Human Services volunteer orientations provide a format where first-time volunteers will learn about the history and mission of the department, receive information about each volunteer opportunity, and complete appropriate paperwork. When volunteers receive an assignment, they will attend training for that specific program.

Contact Information

Brandy Hodge 
Community Relations Manager
(913) 715-8866

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Volunteer Orientations 

Anyone interested in becoming a Human Service volunteer team member must attend a General (GEN) orientation. General orientation is one hour in length. You will complete all neccessary paperwork at the general orientation session such as a volunteer application and background check release.

If you are interested in becoming a Meals on Wheels driver or Catch-a-Ride driver, please plan to also attend the Meals on Wheels (MOW) or Catch-a-Ride (CaR) training. Meals on Wheels and Catch-a-Ride training is one hour in length. This training follows the General Orientation.  Please bring your driver's license and auto insurance with you to orientation as we will need to make a copy for your volunteer file.

While we encourage children to accompany their parents volunteering, we advise not bringing children under the age of five to an orientation session as it can be distracting to the other volunteers. If you need special accommodations for the orientation, please contact Brandy Hodge at 913.715.8859 or Brandy.Hodge@jocogov.org

Orientation Dates:

  • Tuesday, November 6th 
    • GEN - 1;00 - 2:00 pm
    • MOW/CaR - 2:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, November 15th 
    • GEN - 1:00 - 2:00 pm
    • MOW/CaR - 2:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Tuesday, December 4th 
    • GEN - 1:00 - 2:00 pm
    • MOW/CaR - 2:00 - 3:00 pm
  • Thursday, December 20th 
    • GEN - 1:00 - 2:00 pm
    • MOW/CaR - 2:00 - 3:00 pm

Location and Directions to Orientations

SDOB – Sunset Drive Office Building: 11811 S. Sunset Drive #1300, Olathe, KS 66061 (913) 715-8800 - Map

  • I-35 south to 119th Street
  • Go west (right) to Ridgeview
  • Go north (right) to Sunset Drive (the first left)
  • At the stop sign in our parking lot, turn left and park in the east parking lot (it’s a shorter walk).
  • Once inside the building, look for the sign directing you to our orientation room!