Volunteer Manager Support Groups with group of volunteers gardening.


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 volunteer@ksde.org.



Meets monthly on the 4th Thursday from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Contact: The Kansas Volunteer Commission at  volunteer@ksde.org

Meets odd months on the 3rd Tuesday from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m.
Contact: Meg Pearson at mpearson@uwkawvalley.org

Meets monthly on the 3rd Wednesday from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m.
Contact: Managers of Volunteer Engagement (MOVE)  move4topeka@gmail.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  afrederic@unitedwayplains.org

Volunteer Manager's Network Group: Volunteer United
Meets monthly on the 4th Thursday from Noon – 1:00 p.m.
Contact:  Dalton Black  director@harveyunitedway.org




Three Women smiling and networking


Contact Us:

900 SW Jackson St Ste 653

Topeka, KS 66612-1212

Phone: (785) 368-7436

Email: volunteer@ksde.org

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