The IMPACT Center

The IMPACT Center partners with you to connect people and opportunities that IMPACT the community.


Offering engaging opportunities to serve your community through programs such as the KanCare Ombudsman Volunteer Project, the WSU VISTA Fellow and AmeriCorps State Programs or a local support group.


Providing support and assistance for volunteer, peer support, and service programs since 1984.


Maintaining an extensive online database and multiple online learning platforms for accessing volunteer and support group resources, training and information.

Let's partner together!

We specialize in:

  • AmeriCorps State and VISTA: These national service volunteers partner with your organization to address unmet community needs and alleviate poverty.
  • Applied Learning:
    Gain in-depth experiences as an undergraduate or graduate student from any accredited college or university across a variety of disciplines including social work, public health, sociology, psychology, public administration, and nonprofit management.
  • IMPACT Builders: This innovative service offers online training for Hospice volunteers that meets national standards as well as training and support for Volunteer Coordinators in any industry.
  • Support Groups in Kansas: Find a support group in your area or start one of your own.
  • Volunteer Capacity-Building and Program Development: We help you grow your capacity for volunteer and community engagement so you can strengthen your IMPACT!

AmeriCorps State and VISTA Programs

Wichita State University is the proud sponsor of two AmeriCorps programs: AmeriCorps State and AmeriCorps VISTA. These national service programs place volunteers at nonprofit organizations and public agencies across the United States. Members serve in various positions to address unmet community needs and alleviate poverty. AmeriCorps State member’s hours are primarily direct service, usually face-to-face service of direct benefit to the recipient; AmeriCorps VISTA member’s hours are mainly indirect service, working behind the scenes to build the capacity of organizations.

AmeriCorps State and VISTA contact: Angela Gaughan

KanCare Ombudsman Volunteer Program

This program is an opportunity to serve KanCare members in resolving problems regarding their services, coverage, access and rights. Volunteers provide friendly, helpful support for members in need of information and resources pertaining to their services. All volunteers complete an application, background check, and interview, as well as receive comprehensive online and in-person training. 

KanCare Ombudsman Volunteer Program contact: Aurora Myers


We are excited to partner with you to help strengthen your community IMPACT through service, peer support, volunteerism and applied learning. Contact us directly with the email provided below.