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Johnson County

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Johnson County
11811 S. Sunset Drive
Suite 1500
Olathe, KS 66061

Office Hours:

Make an appointment, before coming into the office.

Monday - Friday,
8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

(913) 715-7000
(913) 715-7005 fax

Map to our office

K-State Research and Extension is committed to making its services, activities and programs accessible to all participants. Reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities may be requested by contacting Johnson County Extension at (913)715-7000. Notify staff of accommodation needs as early as possible.

Kansas State University Agricultural Experiment Station and Cooperative Extension Service

K-State Research and Extension is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Volunteer Opportunities with Johnson County K-State Extension

The Johnson County Extension office would not have nearly the ability to deliver quality educational programming without our volunteers.

Want to Volunteer?

If you are interested in sharing your skills and passion for education then the following volunteer opportunities are available:

Extension Master Food Volunteers (EMFVs)

  • EMFVs are passionate about food, promoting good health and giving back to their communities. Trainees who complete the program requirements become part of a special volunteer team, and participate in various activities of their choosing.

Extension Master Gardeners (EMGs)

  • EMGs come from all walks of life but their common bond is a love of gardening and sharing information throughout the community. EMGs receive a basic training in the disciplines of horticulture. They then volunteer in projects to help Extension promote its educational mission.

4-H Youth Development

  • The Johnson County 4-H Youth Development Program depends on adult volunteers to help youth gain the five life skills;
    • a positive self concept,
    • an inquiring mind,
    • a concern for the community,
    • healthy interpersonal relationships and
    • sound decision making.
  • Staff and parents trust these volunteers to have the best interests of young people at heart. Our program would not be nearly as successful as it is without all of our volunteers.

Extension Master Naturalist

  • Extension Master Naturalists (EMNs) are volunteers trained in a wide range of disciplines across the natural world to promote the appreciation of nature and to provide expertise and services for natural resource projects that benefit our community, including the control of invasive alien plants, care for vulnerable bird and animal species, and seed collection for the restoration of native plants.

Extension Council

Extension Foundation

Family Community Education

  • Family and Community Education (FCE) members are volunteer educators who strive to improve our community and the lives of individuals.

Volunteer Income Tax Assistance

  • IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals in local communities. All VITA site staff are trained and certified to complete federal income tax returns, as well as returns from any state.