The City of Hopkins and community organizations rely on volunteers to help provide many services. In the case of the City, volunteers help expand the reach of City services without increasing the costs of these services. Community organizations may well need volunteers in order to provide most of their services. Residents who volunteer in Hopkins help improve the quality of life for everyone in our city.
The City of Hopkins is now partnering with hopkinsvolunteers.org to provide information about volunteer opportunities with the City of Hopkins as well as with other organizations in the Hopkins area. Visit their website to volunteer.
The Cities of Hopkins, Minnetonka, and Golden Valley, along with School Districts 270 and 271, sponsor a Caring Youth Recognition celebration.
This celebration recognizes the volunteer efforts of youth in Hopkins and surrounding communities. It honors young people who have demonstrated a caring attitude through volunteer efforts, without expectations of rewards or recognitions. The recognition is not about scholastic or athletic achievement.
Caring Youth nominations are open to students in grades 7-12 who live within the city limits of Hopkins, Golden Valley, or Minnetonka or those who attend a school in Hopkins School District 270 or Minnetonka School District 271.
Young people may only be nominated by the organization they are serving. For more information, including nominations guidelines and forms, visit www.eminnetonka.com or call Jacque Larson, community relations manager, at (952) 939-8207. Nominations may also be submitted online at www.eminnetonka.com.
Nominations are due at the beginning of February each year.
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is the statewide organization that provides community support for military service members, guard, reserves, veterans and their families.
For instance, when a servicemember is deployed, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon provides community support by connecting the deployed servicemember’s family with sources for medical care, mental health counseling, tutoring and counseling for children in school, financial counseling and household chores such as lawn mowing, raking, snow shoveling, shopping, or just a cup of coffee and a visit, and much more.
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon provides the network of support that allows the servicemember to focus on the job at hand by helping the family to maintain a quality of life that is as normal possible.
For more information go to: Twin Cities SW Beyond the Yellow Ribbon.