Volunteer Opportunities

BecomeVolunteerThere are many meaningful ways to volunteer at Hopkins House:  Reading with preschool children, tutoring teens and adults, organizing and chaperoning on local trips, cleaning toys, painting walls, planting flowers, or serving on committees.

You can volunteer as an individual or part of an employee, faith mission, school group, or club.  The hours and locations are flexible and can be arranged to accommodate your schedule and interest.
Virginia regulations require that persons working with children must be at least 14 years of age, submit to a criminal background check and a central registry release of information, and undergo a tuberculosis test.


Help organize special events, assess programs, develop budgets, and other meaningful activities by serving on a Hopkins House committee.  Meetings are held monthly, on Thursday evenings beginning at 6:30 pm.

ALUMNI & RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE:  Oversees the Organization’s fundraising, special events and alumni, and grant-writing activities, including the Venetian Masquerade Scholarship Ball, Heart of the Community Awards Luncheon, An Evening With...., and other events. 

BUDGET & PERSONNEL POLICY COMMITTEE: Oversees the fiscal affairs and investments, personnel policies and practices, and facilities and capital projects of the Organization; coordinates financial and management audits; and, in consultation with the President, prepares the Organization’s annual budget.

PROGRAMS & ASSESSMENT COMMITTEE: Oversees the Organization’s programs and services, including research and education institutes, program development, program assessments, outreach and public education, and operational strategies; and, conducts public policy analysis and development, education of electoral candidates, legislators and policy makers, and public awareness activities on issues related to best practices in Early Care and Education.

SCHOLARSHIPS & RECOGNITIONS COMMITTEE: Oversees the Organization’s preschool scholarships, Dunstan College Loans, and Alexander Memorial Gift financial assistance programs; nominates recipients of Trustee awards and honors; and, oversees staff appreciation programs. 



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Hopkins House needs volunteers in a variety of other ways:


READERS -  To read to preschoolers from selected texts. Volunteer opportunities available weekdays, after 3:30 pm.

TUTORS - To tutor Spanish and music to preschoolers. Volunteer opportunities available Monday through Friday, mornings.

SPEAKERS - To speak to groups of parents on a range of topics, including family budgeting, homeownership, parenting, banking, and leadership. Volunteer opportunities available, week day evenings.

MAIL STUFFERS - To help stuff envelopes for direct mail appeals to donors. Volunteer opportunities available daily.

CLASSROOM AIDES - To help serve breakfast and lunch and perform arts & crafts with preschoolers.