What is a volunteer center?

A volunteer center is a community-based organization that mobilizes people and resources to deliver creative solutions to community problems.  Volunteer centers provide volunteer opportunities, community resources, training and technical assistance, and recognition programs for communities in which they serve. In all, volunteer centers follow these guiding principles:

Volunteers working together

  1. Promote volunteerism
  2. Build the capacity of organizations to utilize volunteers
  3. Bring volunteers together around community issues
  4. Connect volunteers with volunteer opportunities

 

 

Volunteer Centers in Kansas

Interested in volunteering? Reach out to a volunteer center near you!

Volunteer Centers in Kansas

Flint Hills Volunteer Center

2601 Anderson Avenue, Suite 200
Manhattan, KS 66502

Phone: (785) 776-7787
Email:
info@flinthillsvolunteercenter.com

Serves Geary, Pottawatomie & Riley counties

Great Bend - Volunteers in Action
Barton Community College

1025 Main, #D114
Great Bend, KS 67530

Phone: (620) 792-1614
Email: hoggl@bartonccc.edu

Serves Barton & Pawnee counties

Ottawa Volunteer Center of ECKAN

1320 South Ash
Ottawa, KS 66067

Phone: (785) 242-7450 Ext. 7205
Email: vtindill@eckan.org

Serves: Anderson, Coffey, Franklin,
Miami, Morris & Osage counties

Roger Hill Volunteer Center
United Way of Douglas County

2518 Ridge Court, Suite 200
Lawrence, KS 66046

Phone: (785) 865-5030 Ext 301
Email: volunteer@unitedwaydgco.org

Serves: Douglas county

The Ford County RSVP & Volunteer Center

2501 N 14th 
Dodge City, KS 67801

Phone: (620) 227-7077
Email: volunteerdodge@hotmail.com

Serves: Ford County

United Way of Greater Topeka

1315 Southwest Arrowhead Rd
Topeka, KS 66604

Phone: (785) 228-5120
Email:
Kimberly.wolff@UnitedWayTopeka.org

Serves: Jackson, Jefferson & Shawnee coutines

United Way of Junction City

814 North Washington
PO Box 567

Junction City, KS 66441
Phone: (785) 238-2117

Email: director@unitedwayjcgc.org

Serves: Geary county

United Way of the Plains 

Volunteer Center

245 North Water
Wichita, KS 67202

(316) 267-1321 or 211
Email: volcenter@unitedwayplains.org

Serves: Butler, Cowley, Harvey, Reno,
Sedgwick & Sumner counties

Volunteer Center of Reno County

Hutchinson Community College

815 North Walnut
Hutchinson, KS 67501

Phone: (620) 665-4960
Email: volunteercenter@hutchcc.edu 

Serves: Reno county

Volunteer Hub at Salina Area United Way

210 E. Walnut Street, Suite 100
Salina, KS 67401

Phone: (785) 827-1312
Email: unitedway@unitedwaysalina.org

Serves: Cloud, Ellsworth, Jewell,
Lincoln, Mitchell, Osborne, Ottawa,
Republic, Russel & Saline counties. 

Volunteer Kansas

Wichita, KS

contact@volunteerkansas.org

Serves: State of Kansas

 

Volunteer Center at United Way of Wyandotte County

434 Minnesota Avenue
Kansas City, KS 66101

Phone: (913) 371-3674
Email: chahner@unitedway-wyco.org

Serves: Wyandotte county

If you work with volunteers, then consider joining a local volunteer managers group to share best practices, network, and develop your skills. Below is a list of groups for volunteer managers around the state. Don’t see your group represented here? Please email us at volunteer@ksde.org with more information.

Volunteer Manager Groups

Lawrence Volunteer Managers Group

Meets every other month,

on the 3rd Tuesday 8:30-9:30 AM

Lawrence, KS 

Contact: Shelly Hornbaker

Email: volunteer@unitedwaydgco.org  

KC Area Volunteer Managers Roundtable

Kansas City, KS

Contact: Cathi Hahner

Email: chahner@unitedway-wyco.org

 

Topeka Managers of Volunteer Engagement (MOVE)

Meets Monthly,  on the 3rd
Wednesday

8:30-9:30 AM

Topeka, KS

Email: move4topeka@gmail.com

Wichita Volunteer Managers Group

United Way of the Plains

Meets Monthly, on the 1st

Wednesday (except in the June & July)

245 N. Water
Wichita, KS

12:00 - 1:00 PM

Contact: Becky Springer

Email: bspringer@unitedwayplains.org