HandsOn Kansas State

Contact: 785-532-3670; handson@k-state.edu


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.


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