Kansas Volunteer Generation Fund Taps UWGT

Capacity grant will benefit Topeka area volunteer infrastructure and events

United Way of Greater Topeka, Kansas Volunteer Commission and Americorps logos

TOPEKA, KS, Jan. 18, 2022—United Way of Greater Topeka announced today that it will serve as a subgrantee of the 2022 Kansas Volunteer Generation Fund Grant.

The Kansas Volunteer Commission has awarded a total of $122,276 to seven Kansas volunteer and mentor organizations through the 2022 Kansas Volunteer Generation Fund (VGF) grant competition.

Each organization will receive between $15,000 and $20,000 for one year.

The Commission received the VGF grant from AmeriCorps, the federal agency that oversees the nation’s volunteer initiatives.

UWGT will use these dollars to support community volunteer engagement. Some of the initiatives include:

Board Leadership Training – UWGT is once again helping educate potential nonprofit board volunteers with this 8-hour introduction to board service. The first offering of this revitalized education session starts January 19. An additional session has been planned for July 2022.

Topeka Volunteers Event – United Way hopes the third time is a charm for this new volunteer expo event scheduled for April 21, 2022, at Fairlawn Plaza. The pandemic twice prevented the in-person launch of this event which is designed to help the community discover new volunteer opportunities and meet representatives from nonprofits and service groups.

Volunteer Ambassador program. This new initiative  will train volunteers to help nonprofits and service groups better utilize the topekavolunteers.org platform to communicate with and recruit volunteers.

For more information about UWGT volunteer programs and support, including corporate volunteering, please contact Director of Volunteer Engagement Jessica Neumann Barraclough or 785.228.5120.