Frequently Asked Questions
Is there a fee for using volunteerkansas.org? The use of volunteerkansas.org is free of charge for volunteers and organizations. We just want to promote volunteerism, plain and simple.
How do I know the Organizations on Volunteer Kansas are legitimate? Every Organization cooperating with Volunteer Kansas must undergo a review process before coming on board. We only work with established, reputable and well-known Organizations. An ongoing review process helps us assure high-quality exchanges between Organizations and Volunteers.
Am I committing to anything by registering with Volunteer Kansas? Absolutely not. By signing up, you’re making yourself available as a potential Volunteer for Organizations that have needs that match your profile and preferences. That’s all. We just match you to the Organization. It’s up to you and the Organization to work out the details of your involvement.
Will Volunteer Kansas share my information with anyone without my consent? No. When you register with Volunteer Kansas, you are simply agreeing to have information about your qualifications and interests made available to potential matching Organizations. We will not share your information for advertising or any other purposes. We might ask your permission to use your story for a testimonial to help recruit volunteers, but we won’t publish anything without your written consent.
Does Volunteer Kansas conduct background checks? No. The organization with which you are matched may require a background check, but they will coordinate directly with you. The opportunity that you are interested in volunteering for have it listed if a background check is required.
Can an Organization be a Volunteer? No, not at this time. This is a community-driven site, and we certainly want to create an atmosphere of openness. Let us know if this is important to you, and if we get enough interest in this feature, we will see about adding it to a future release.
What types of Opportunities are available on Volunteer Kansas? Part of our mission is to provide a wide range of Opportunities to fit many skills and interests. You can search for volunteer opportunities by categories that interest you, as well as key words and phrases. Also, if you think we are missing something, please let us know.
What if I am interested in more than one category? In the search box - “What interests you?” – you can hold down the Control and click on multiple categories If you would like to perform a new search entirely, clear any search boxes, and hold down the control key and de-select any categories. This will clear the search and allow you to start over!
How do I find an Opportunity? We’re glad you asked. We have provided dozens of Opportunities, so you’re sure to find one that best fits you. Start your search here. This should help you find a perfect match.
What if I no longer want to be a part of Volunteerkansas.org? If you decide you want to leave the Volunteer Kansas system for any reason, please contact us and let us know your email address and reason for leaving.
Have a suggestion to make Volunteerkansas.org better? Click here to send feedback to an administrator.
How do I register as a Volunteer?
Complete the Volunteer registration form and click the REGISTER button to submit. You will receive a confirmation email. Now you’re ready to look for volunteer opportunities.
How do I update my Volunteer profile?
Sign in to view your Dashboard, and click on Edit Profile to update your information.
How do I volunteer for an Opportunity?
Once you’ve found an opportunity, just click on the View Details button. If you are not signed in, you will see SIGN IN or REGISTER buttons. Once you are signed into our site, you will see a green APPLY TO VOLUNTEER button. Click the button to volunteer. You will see a thank you message on the screen. The organization the opportunity is with, will be in touch with you to provide more information.
How do I register my Organization?
Complete the Organization registration form and click the REGISTER button to submit.
You will receive a confirmation email. We will review your information and confirm or deny your registration. Every Organization cooperating with Volunteer Kansas must undergo a review process before coming on board. We only work with established, reputable and well-known Organizations. An ongoing review process helps us assure high-quality exchanges between Organizations and Volunteers.
How do I update my Organization profile?
Sign in to view your Dashboard, and click on Edit Profile to update your organization’s information.
What more can you tell me about my Organization dashboard?
The Organization dashboard contains five tabs:
1. Opportunities tab: click to view all of your current Opportunity listings. You may View / Edit / or Delete an opportunity, using the teal, green or red buttons
2. Volunteers tab: click to view all of your current Volunteer listings. Volunteers who have not yet been approved will appear at the top of the list with a red exclamation point (!). From this tab, you can manage Volunteers, and filter by Opportunity
3. Exchange tab: click to view items you have currently listed on the Exchange. From this view, you can De-activate / View / Edit / Delete items from the Exchange. Click on the green NEW EXCHANGE LISTING button to submit a NEED or list items you HAVE.
4. About Us tab: click to view the description of your organization. If you’d like to edit your profile description, click on the EDIT PROFILE navigation button.
5. Nominate a Volunteer
If you know of a Volunteer who deserves an extra pat on the back, use this feature to tell us about him or her and submit a picture. We will review your submission, and once approved, your Nomination will appear in our Featured Volunteer space on the home page.
How do I Create an Opportunity?
Sign in to view your Dashboard: click the green CREATE OPPORTUNITIES button and complete all information. We encourage you to submit a thorough description and image of your event/opportunity to encourage Volunteers to consider participating. Don't forget it could take up to 48 hours for your Opportunity to publish on the website.
How do I Create on Opportunity that is ongoing?
When creating an opportunity, select the checkbox [under start/stop dates] labeled “Ongoing” and your event will be displayed with an ongoing icon.
Have a suggestion to make Volunteer Kansas better?
Click here to send feedback to an administrator.