KGP Volunteer Advocates Needed
Become a Legal Guardian
Get Involved with Kansas Guardianship Program
Every year many adult Kansans experience diminished capacity and become unable to make informed decisions regarding their lives and finances.
For those who do not have willing and able family members to assist them, the court can appoint fellow citizens as a guardian or conservator.
The Kansas Guardianship Program recruits citizen volunteers who are willing to be appointed as a guardian or conservator.
In this role, you will advocate for and protect the rights of vulnerable, at-risk Kansans in need. To accept the legal and moral responsibility for another person—a person most often unknown before the appointment—is a significant matter. It requires time and commitment to provide the necessary care the person may need.
Volunteer Information Form
A person interested in becoming a volunteer and serving as a KGP guardian or conservator completes a Volunteer Information Form. To become a Volunteer click the link below.
Volunteer Guardian Job Description
A Guardian makes legal decisions on behalf of the person including accessing and monitoring supports and services for physical, psychological and emotional care.
The guardian provides informed consent and maintains communication with the providers of supports and services including case managers, facility staff and medical providers. A guardian advocates for and protects the personal, civil and human rights of the individual.
Someone needs what you have to offer.
When making decisions, a guardian or conservator shall consider the expressed desires and personal values of the person.
The authority of a guardian and conservator should be used only as needed. The person should be encouraged to make decisions, develop skills for daily living to the extend possible. The law requires a guardian or conservator act in the best interest of the individual and exercise reasonable care and diligence in decision making. A guardian or conservator is always subject to the control and direction of the court.