About the Kansas Volunteer Commission

The mission of the Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) is to empower all Kansans to meet community needs through service. The Commission's primary role is to provide resources and leadership to support local initiatives that tackle community needs. As the state service commission, the KVC directs effective national service programs, leads disability inclusion initiatives, and volunteer management training opportunities.
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The Kansas Volunteer Commission will host trainings for volunteer engagement staff in three cities this December. The trainings will focus around the 12 Elements of Successful Volunteer Involvement  by Susan Ellis. There is a $15 fee per attendee. To register for one of the trainings listed below, please complete the registration FORM. To see the agenda and session descriptions, click HERE. Slots are first-come, first-serve. 



Friday, December 2nd 

1pm - 4pm 

Salina Public Library              

301 Elm St, 67401      


**This location is at Capacity**

Tuesday, December 6th

1pm - 4pm

Lawrence Public Library

707 Vermont St, 66044


Wednesday, December 7th

1pm - 4pm 

Realtors of South Central Kansas

170 W. Dewey, 67202 

About the Kansas Volunteer Commission:
The mission of the Kansas Volunteer Commission is to empower all Kansans to address community needs through service.

Housed at the Kansas State Department of Education, the Commission is proud to support the State Board of Education’s vision to ensure civic engagement is part of the student experience. The Commissioners serving on the Kansas Volunteer Commission are appointed by the Governor of Kansas. If you are interested in serving on the Commission, please contact Executive Director Jessica Noble at 785-296-3163.

The staff of the Kansas Volunteer Commission are guided by the Governor-appointed Commissioners in managing a portfolio of impactful programming, as well as providing leadership and training to the field of service and volunteerism in Kansas.

2015 Program Snapshots:

AmeriCorps Kansas
The Commission manages a portfolio of seven AmeriCorps State programs addressing critical needs in the areas of education, health, environment, economic opportunity, disaster and capacity building. In the 2014-2015 program year, more than 1600 volunteers were recruited by roughly 125 AmeriCorps members serving across Kansas.

Volunteer Generation Fund
The Commission also manages four Volunteer Generation Fund grantees as part of the Kansas Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) Mentoring Initiative. In 2015, the Initiative recruited over 111 STEM Mentors who served 613 youth.

Kansas Mentors
The Kansas Mentors program provides leadership and support to over 150 mentoring organizations in Kansas. Visit the Kansas Mentors website to learn more: http://kansasmentors.org/


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 Notice of Funding


 2017-2018  AmeriCorps Grant

 Click here to learn more



Notice of Mini Grant Funding Oppurtunity: 

Martin Luther King Day of Service

Application Guidelines 

2017 MLK Application

W-9 Form

Deadline December 16, 2016


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