If you work with volunteers, consider joining a local volunteer managers group to share best practices and network. Volunteer management is the process government, faith-based entities, and nonprofit organizations use to recruit, track, engage and retain volunteers. Managing volunteers is key to developing and maintaining effective, passionate, and dedicated volunteers. Therefore, our Commission defines a volunteer managers group as an association that meets (in person or virtually) to support one another in the work of volunteer management.
More specifically, a volunteer managers group provides a network of peers, training support, and professional development in and around volunteer management. Below is a list of groups for volunteer managers groups around the state. Don't see your group represented here? Or want to start a volunteer managers group in your area? Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
OUR COMMISSION'S STATEWIDE VIRTUAL GROUP
Meets monthly on the 4th Thursday from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Contact: The Kansas Volunteer Commission at email@example.com
Meets odd months on the 3rd Tuesday from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Contact: Kjrsten "KJ" Abel Ruch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Contact: Managers of Volunteer Engagement (MOVE) email@example.com
Volunteer Manager's Network Group
Meets monthly on the 1st Wednesday (except in June or July) from Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Contact: Abel Frederic firstname.lastname@example.org