Who We Are

“Inspiring volunteers and efficiently connecting them with the needs of our community”

The Flint Hills Volunteer Center is driven by its mission of connecting volunteers to the needs of our community. As our community grows rapidly, the issues we face continue to increase in providing resources for unmet basic human needs.  We currently have a database of over 1000 volunteers, 60 nonprofits, and 145 volunteer opportunities.  We connect individuals and groups from ages 12 to over 100 with volunteer needs in the community. 

Our Programs

  • RSVP is one of the largest volunteer networks in the nation for people 55 and over. Volunteers use the skills and talents they’ve learned over the years, or they develop new ones while serving in a variety of volunteer activities within our community. 
  • Schools of Hope provides quality academic mentors that make an influential difference in a child’s life.  The program’s volunteers provide an invaluable resource of literacy intervention for K-3 students in USD 383. The ability to read is a powerful predictor of later academic achievement and success in life. Research shows that a student who is not at least moderately successful in reading by the end of third grade is unlikely to graduate high school.
  • Connecting Students to Community encourages individual and group volunteer opportunities for students in middle school, high school, or college.  CSC works to inspire students to get involved in their communities through volunteer service. 
  • Neighbor 2 Neighbor connects elderly and/ or disabled community members with neighbors who can assist with basic yard care: mowing lawns, raking leaves, and shoveling snow.  This program helps community members stay in their home. 

 2020 New Core Programs:

  • Suicide Prevention will utilize trained volunteers to educate the community on risk factors for suicide, along with the interventions available for help.
  • Opioid Epidemic will utilize trained volunteers to educate the community on drug addiction while providing resources for proper medication disposal.
  • Elder Justice will utilize trained volunteers to educate the community on elder abuse, neglect and financial fraud and scams that target our nation’s seniors.