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The Give Back Kansas Challenge is an eight-week challenge that engages Kansans in employer-supported volunteering, both during and outside the workday. The Kansas Volunteer Commission and Volunteer Kansas are excited to co-partner in this challenge because much research shows the connection between employer-supported volunteering and improved employee engagement, employee wellness, organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and retention. There is also research connecting employee engagement with increased profitability and productivity.

There is no cost to participate, and the challenge is open to ANY employer in Kansas (for-profit, non-profit, education system, and government). Employers may participate as one organization or by location if there are multiple sites (e.g., 123 Construction-Lawrence or ABC Insurance-Salina). Employers register in advance to participate, and volunteer hours are reported through an organization's point of contact through an online report form. Non-profits participating in the challenge are encouraged to invite the local businesses they connect with to participate.

Based on the number of entries received and company size, employers will be divided into three categories (large, medium, and small). Winners will be selected by determining the average number of volunteer hours per employee completed during the challenge period (total volunteer hours รท total employees). The leaderboard will be updated every Monday! Employers achieving the highest average in each size category will be awarded a $1,000 donation to a nonprofit of their choice.

Happy volunteering!


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