Kansas Assoc. of Volunteer Engagers


KAVE or the Kansas Association of Volunteer Engagers is a statewide association with a mission to inspire, support, and encourage Kansas who recruit and utilize volunteers. This organization was created to build a network of volunteer management professionals in Kansas with the desire to share best practices and develop new skills.

This informal association is a joint venture between Volunteer Kansas and the Kansas Volunteer Commission. If you work with volunteers, then you are welcome to be part of KAVE. You can join KAVE at NO cost, but all the benefits of professional developing, gaining knowledge, and meeting new volunteer management professionals. Below is a list of initiatives supported by KAVE. We hope you will use them and share them with others. If you are interested in being part of a KAVE subcommittee, please contact us at volunteer@ksde.org.


KAVE is thrilled to announce a shared electronic platform “to inspire, support, and encourage Kansas who recruit and utilize volunteers.” As a gift to KAVE, Volunteer Kansas has purchased the licensing for the first year’s use. Basecamp is a real-time communication tool that helps groups collaborate, communicate, share, and learn. You are formally invited to become a part of KAVE by joining the Basecamp team. Just click this link to get started: KAVE Basecamp. 

  • For an instruction manual on Basecamp's features, click HERE! 
  • For an 8-minute Basecamp Tutorial, HERE! 

Basecamp is easy to use and configurable to individual needs. Want notified every time something is posted to Basecamp? No problem. Prefer to be notified only once a day? Can do. Don’t want to be bothered and will log in when you want to see updates? You can do that, too. 

Feel free to add documents in the Online Library or pose a question on the Message Board. We hope you will take advantage of KAVE Basecamp and share all things “volunteer.” For more assistance, contact Meg Pearson at mpearson@ksde.org.