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Blue Everybody KANSERVE Oct 12-14th 2021 Conference

Our Commission is proud to open registration for EVERYBODY KANSERVE: A CONFERENCE TO INSPIRE CHANGE!

This exciting, three-day, virtual conference will provide you and your team with the training and resources you need to engage volunteers, mentors, and AmeriCorps service!

• Tuesday, October 12, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Volunteer Programs

• Wednesday, October 13, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: Mentor Programs

• Thursday, October 14, 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.: AmeriCorps Programs

Email Elaine Rodriguez at erodriguez@ksde.org with conference or registration questions.

To register, please click the yellow button below. 

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The Kansas Volunteer Commission presents five Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) learning sessions intended to provide participants with an introduction to DEI concepts and vocabulary. The course developed by Dr. Bongi Wenyika, addresses the following topics: ‚ÄčHistory, Immigration, Assumptions and Myths About What is American; Definition, Dimension and Types of Diversity; Dynamics of Inequality; Understanding Disability by Challenging Ableism Through Inclusive Practices; Raising Awareness of LGBTQIA Challenges in Communities.

The DEI course will open in Google Classroom on March 29th and participants will have access for one year. This is an on-demand course that participants can progress through at their own pace.

Each learning session in the course will have a pre-recorded video and a workbook in Google Classroom. The workbooks will contain: activities to be completed while following along with each video; homework and reflective activities to help participants think about what they have learned; resource lists for further learning around each topic.

In addition, the Google Classroom will have a general DEI resource library with resources that are not specific to the course but are relevant to DEI work and learning.

The cost for the entire five-part DEI course is $25. Once registered, invoices will be sent the Friday following the registration date. Invoices must be paid before access to the course will be granted. Credit cards are not accepted. Scholarships are available upon request. 

If you have questions, please email Meg Pearson at mpearson@ksde.org.

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9/11 Day of Remembrance Funding Opportunity

VGF strengthens nonprofit organizations to recruit and retain volunteers to meet critical community needs.

The Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) focuses on investments in volunteer management practices that increase both volunteer recruitment and retention. At a time of social need, when Americans of all ages are looking for ways to give back, we need to be ready to engage all those who answer the call to serve.

The Kansas Volunteer Commission is pleased to announce Volunteer Generation Fund grants through AmeriCorps to expand the capacity of community-based entities that effectively use volunteers and mentors as catalysts to address community issues in Kansas. 

The grant period is from January 1 through December 31, 2022 and the Notice of Funding Opportunity, Application, Budget and Grant FAQs are all available HERE!