Thank you for your interest in the Give Back Kansas Challenge! We are excited to coordinate the challenge, an eight-week competition to engage Kansans in employer-supported volunteering. This challenge is intended to recognize the volunteer hours that your employees complete during the challenge window.

You are in a perfect position as an employer to encourage your employees to participate. Research on employer volunteer programs has positively impacted businesses and organizations, including improved employee engagement, organizational commitment, job satisfaction, and retention.

Competing in the challenge is an excellent chance to see how volunteering can positively affect your employees and company. It doesn’t matter how many employees you have – EVERY organization can participate! 

Employers with the highest average number of volunteer hours per employee will be awarded a $1,000 donation to a nonprofit of their choice. 



Click here to register your organization

Click Here for Instructions on Logging Volunteer Hours

Click Here for the Volunteer Hour Log FAQ



Sample social media posts

Sample flyer

Sample email template 

Employee Involvement Tips



Contact Us:

900 SW Jackson St Ste 653

Topeka, KS 66612-1212

Phone: (785) 368-7436

Email: volunteer@ksde.org

The Kansas State Department of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability or age in its programs and activities and provides equal access to the Boy Scouts and other designated youth groups. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies: KSDE General Counsel, Office of General Counsel, KSDE, Landon State Office Building, 900 S.W. Jackson, Suite 102, Topeka, KS 66612, (785) 296-3201.

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