Who We Are

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 1,060 volunteers, 60 nonprofit agencies, and over 125 volunteer opportunities. Core programs include Schools of Hope, Youth Volunteer Corps, Suicide Prevention, Frauds and Scams, Opioid Epidemic, and Neighbors Helping Neighbors and more.

Our Programs

  • RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program). 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.
  • Youth Volunteer Corps utilizes team-based, service-learning volunteer opportunities for young people as a conduit to teach workplace readiness skills, enhance academic performance, inspire a lifetime commitment to service, and address the needs of recipient nonprofit organizations. Recruitment targets middle and high school students.

 2019 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.
  • Neighbors Helping Neighbors is a volunteer program in the city of Manhattan that helps elderly residents remain in their home. This program connects volunteers, volunteer groups, and organizations with Manhattan residents who need assistance. Volunteers help with snow removal and basic yard work.

Our Mission

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