Activity Center - Volunteer Opportunities

Call for further information or register to volunteer at www.hopkinsvolunteers.org.

Ebay enthusiast

Work on an ongoing fundraising project for the Hopkins Activity Center.

Beginning computer instructor

Teach a class designed for the beginning PC user to senior adults.

Event Assistant

Help with set-up, serving, and clean-up at special events.

yarn and knitting needlesDonations needed

  • PG or PG-13 rated movies (DVD) for lending library
  • Large print books for lending library
  • Audio books for lending library
  • Puzzles for lending library
  • 4-ply yarn for Helping Hands knitters and crocheters
  •  Infant themed cotton & flannel fabric
  • 100% wool cloth for primitive rug hookers

Knitters/crocheters

Knit or crochet hats, mittens, or scarves to be given to various local organizations that distribute to local neighbors in need.

Pinterest Instructor

Instruct older adults at the Hopkins Activity Center about Pinterest: A pinboard-style photo sharing website that allows users to create and manage theme-based image collections such as events, interests, hobbies, and more. Students learn how to set up and manage a Pinterest account, browse other pinboards for inspiration and how to “re-pin” images to their own account or 'like' photos. Computer Lab with 4 PC’s, internet & Wi-Fi available for teaching class. Days and times flexible.

Twitter Instructor

Help older adult students understand Twitter:  Twitter allows you to connect with people, share links, resources and information. Twitter is an easy way to discover the latest news related to subjects you care about. Students will learn how to set up an account, how to find people to follow, how to create Tweets and learn how to use the features of Twitter such as Retweets, @ mentions and hashtags. Computer Lab with 4 PC’s, internet & Wi-Fi available for teaching class. Days and times flexible.

Tablet Instructor

The Tablet Lab is designed for older adult tablet users (iPad, Kindle or Nook) to drop in during the designated hours or at a set appointment time. The volunteer works with individuals to answer questions and offer assistance as needed. Computer Lab with 4 PC’s, internet & Wi-Fi available for teaching class. Days and times flexible.

Instagram Instructor

Help older adult students understand Instagram: an online mobile photo-sharing, video-sharing and social networking service that enables its users to take pictures and videos, and share them on a variety of social networking platforms, such as Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr. Teach students how to download the app, set up an account, set privacy settings and how to follow friends and post photos and videos. Students need to bring their iPhone. Computer Lab with 4 PC’s, internet & Wi-Fi available for teaching class. Days and times flexible.

Facebook Instructor

Help older adult students understand Facebook: a social networking service that enables its users to share stories, pictures and videos, host events, etc. Teach students how to set up an account, set privacy settings and how to follow friends, add friends, and post photos and videos, etc. Computer Lab with 4 PC’s, internet & Wi-Fi available for teaching class. Days and times flexible.

Donations Accepted for our Go Green Program

The Activity Center also collects the following items and distributes them to area organizations:

  • Audio Books - for lending library
  • Books - large print
  • Fabric - infant themed
  • Beverage can tabs
  • Used greeting cards (must have the entire card)
  • Large print books
  • Puzzles
  • Eye glasses
  • Hearing aids
  • Acrylic yarn
  • 100% wool cloth
  • Handled grocery bags
  • Cotton/polyester cloth plus ribbon, rick-rack, buttons, snaps, Velcro, etc. for doll clothes
  • Doll clothes patterns
  • Baby dolls
  • Postage stamps
  • General Mills products "Boxtops for Education"
  • Campbell's products "Labels for Education"

Memorials & gifts to share

Consider remembering the Hopkins Activity Center when making a donation or updating a will. Donations made be made in memory of a loved one or friend, given in honor of a special celebration or bequeathed in a will. All contributions will be placed in Gifts To Share or designated to a specific program.

Contacts

  • Hopkins Activity Center
    33 14th Ave N
    952-939-1333