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Posted: Apr 26, 2022
Author: Ann Bush

Challenge encourages employer-supported volunteering

Ten Kansas employers have registered for the second annual Give Back Kansas Challenge. The purpose of the challenge is to engage Kansans in employer-supported volunteering. This annual event is a partnership between the Kansas Volunteer Commission and Volunteer Kansas and runs from April 18 through June 10, 2022.

Posted: Feb 22, 2022
Author: Ann Bush

Council members will act as ambassadors, participate in leadership development program

Mentor Kansas is searching for five inspiring youth leaders to form a Young Leaders Council. Applications are being accepted now through March 18, 2022, at www.mentorkansas.org.

Posted: Feb 3, 2022
Author: Ann Bush

Challenge encourages employer-supported volunteering

Kansas employers are invited to register for the second annual Give Back Kansas Challenge and encourage their employees to participate in community volunteering.

Posted: Jan 11, 2022
Author: Ann Bush

Funds provided through Volunteer Generation Fund used to support Kansas volunteerism

The Kansas Volunteer Commission has awarded a total of $122,276 to seven Kansas volunteer and mentor organizations through the 2022 Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grant competition.

Posted: Sep 14, 2021
Author: Ann Bush

Organization becomes first Kansas-based nonprofit organization to earn accomplishment

Topeka Habitat for Humanity is the first nonprofit organization in the state to become Service Enterprise certified, the Kansas Volunteer Commission announced. The prestigious award was approved by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.

Posted: Jul 19, 2021
Author: Ann Bush

Organizations will bolster their volunteer programs by completing prestigious Service Enterprise change management certification process

Seven organizations have been selected to join the 2021 Kansas Service Enterprise initiative to work toward achieving their Service Enterprise (SE) certification, the Kansas Volunteer Commission announced.

Posted: Jul 15, 2021
Author: Ann Bush

Grants will support 243 AmeriCorps members who help meet local needs

Kansas received more than $1.8 million in funding to help 243 AmeriCorps members meet local needs across the state, the Kansas Volunteer Commission announced Thursday, July 15.

Posted: Mar 11, 2021
Author: Ann Bush

The Kansas Volunteer Commission has awarded $120,000 in funding to eight Kansas volunteer and mentor organizations through the 2021 Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grant competitio

Posted: Jan 5, 2021
Author: Ann Bush

Gov. Laura Kelly signed a proclamation declaring January 2021 as Mentoring Month in Kansas to coincide with National Mentoring Month.

Posted: Oct 7, 2020
Author: Ann Bush

AmeriCorps Kansas engages more than 200 Kansans in service each year

The Kansas Volunteer Commission is seeking organizations to apply for 2021-2022 AmeriCorps Kansas funding.

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