Volunteer Manager Support - Group of Volunteers laughing together

Volunteer management is a professional and highly-skilled position. A volunteer manager can be paid or unpaid staff member who recruits, trains, or supervises volunteers for an eligible entity for at least 50% of their job. Finding professional development related to engaging volunteers and/or securing funding for such training can be impossible. In addition, one of the top reasons that volunteer engagement staff leave non-profits is due to inadequate training and support.

For volunteers, training is an increasingly important aspect of attracting, supporting, retaining, and rewarding volunteers. With the diversity of volunteers and the variety of roles and activities they participate in, training provides volunteers with the broad range of skills they need to be effective, competent, and confident.


We provide grants, training, and technical assistance to help Volunteer Managers achieve their goals.

Here are a few of our resources:

Volunteer Manager Support Mini-Grant

Volunteer Generation Fund Grant

Volunteer Manager Support Groups




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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