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.
Caring Youth Recognition
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 the Minnetonka Youth Recognition Page.
Nominations are due at the beginning of February each year.
Southwest Twin Cities Beyond the Yellow Ribbon coalition
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon is the statewide organization that provides community support for:
- Military service members
- Veterans and their families
Types of Resources
For instance, when a service member is deployed, Beyond the Yellow Ribbon provides community support by connecting the deployed service member’s family with sources for:
- Financial counseling
- Household chores such as:
- Lawn mowing
- Snow shoveling
- Medical care
- Mental health
- Tutoring and counseling for children in school
- Just a cup of coffee and a visit, and much more
Network of Support
Beyond the Yellow Ribbon provides the network of support that allows the service member to focus on the job at hand by helping the family to maintain a quality of life that is as normal possible.