Kansas System for the Early Registration of Volunteers (K-SERV)

Kansas System for the Early Registration of VolunteersThe Kansas System for the Early Registration of Volunteers (K-SERV) is a secure registration system and database for volunteers willing to respond to public health emergencies or other disasters in Kansas or other areas across the country.

Function

K-SERV improves the efficiency of volunteer deployment and utilization by verifying in advance the credentials of volunteer healthcare professionals. This pre-registration and pre-verification of potential volunteers enhances the state's ability to quickly and efficiently send and receive appropriate health professionals as needed to assist with an emergency response.

Volunteer

K-SERV is open to volunteers of all backgrounds, not just healthcare professionals. During an incident, a wide variety of volunteers and skill sets will be needed, such as emergency management, interpreters, or security. If you are interested in volunteering to help Kansans, register today. Everyone is welcome to join, regardless of their profession.

Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)

User Manuals will be added as they become available:

ESAR-VHP Information

K-SERV is the Kansas implementation of a national program called the Emergency System for the Advanced Registration of Volunteer Health Professionals, or ESAR-VHP. ESAR-VHP is a federally mandated program for states that receive the Hospital Preparedness Program (HPP) grant funds. Each state is required to comply with the ESAR-VHP guidelines but has flexibility with the system implementation and development.

To learn more about the federal ESAR-VHP program, visit the HHS ESAR-VHP website.

K-SERV is the primary tool for volunteer management for Kansas Medical Reserve Corp (MRC) Units. Unit Coordinators are working to enroll their volunteers into the program. If you are interested in joining a Kansas MRC Unit, please visit the Kansas Medical Reserve Corps page.