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Center for Engagement and Community Development

HandsOn Kansas State


HandsOn Kansas State promotes civic learning and leadership by engaging campus and community in meaningful volunteer and service opportunities. It does this by: supporting, enhancing and advancing the service efforts of student and community associations, clubs and organizations; provides leadership, service and professional development opportunities for students and community members; and promotes civic learning, service to the campus and community and life-long commitment to active citizen participation. Its goals are to build capacity of campus/community for effective volunteering, create annual initiatives that heighten awareness of volunteering, create and collaborate on campus/community service events and participate in strategic community impact areas.




785-532-3670; handson@k-state.edu


HandsOn Kansas State

Program Partners:

National: Points of Light Institute; HandsOn Network; AmeriCorps

State: KS Volunteer Commission; KS Association of Volunteer Centers; KS Mentors; Kansas Campus Compact; Inter-Service Family Assistance Committee; Operation Military Kids; KS VOAD; KS Citizen Corps

Local: Over 60 nonprofits and community organizations; City of Manhattan; Riley Police Department; Manhattan Neighborhood Associations; USD #383; MLK Community Memorial Committee; Riley County Historical Museum; Konza United Way; Flint Hills Job Corps Center; UFM; Aggieville Business Association; Manhattan Chamber of Commerce; Target; K-State Foundation Center

Institutional Impact Area(s):

K-State School of Leadership Studies; K-State's Student Governing Association; Educational Support Services; various university colleges/departments that offer curricular and co-curricular coursework and student group activities; Office of Student Life; K-State Housing and Dining; K-State Office of Student Affairs and Services


K-State students, faculty, and staff; Manhattan community members and community-based organizations and nonprofit agencies


Community and Economic Development; School of Leadership Studies