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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National service programs, such as AmeriCorps and Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF), are making observable impacts in Kansas communities every year. If you’re interested in learning which national service funding streams would be a good fit for your organization, join the Kansas Volunteer Commission (KVC) at one of five information sessions this spring. Sessions will include information on annual national service funding opportunities which range from $750 - $400,000. You’ll also have chance to learn about the new planning grant opportunity for organizations interested in AmeriCorps State programs.

For a recorded version of the Information Sessions, click here.

For questions, email Jamie Crispin at jcrispin@ksde.org.

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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