If you have any questions, please contact  Cathy Thoma at 952-345-8554  or email her at cthoma@hammer.org.

You can also fill out our volunteer application to get started.


Volunteer Application


Special Olympics

  • Work with our Special Olympiads as an assistant or coach.  Bowling, Bocce Ball, and Track are offered.
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Some training required

Activity Friend

  • Share your time and talents with a person served or an entire program. Bike riding, taking walks, playing games, doing crafts, playing music, are just some of the possibilities.
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Some training required

Adopt a Yard

  • Put your gardening skills to work.  Adopt a yard at one of our programs.  Plant flowers, trim bushes, rake leaves.  This is a great family opportunity.

Activities Leader

  • Run a weekly or monthly activity for a gathering of people served.  Activities such as bingo night, game night or a birthday club are some ideas.
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Some training required

Employee Company Picnic

  • Held in August each year.  We show our appreciation to all our wonderful staff with this event. Work a shift as a bingo caller, inflatable games supervisor, and more.

Knights of Columbus Tootsie Roll Drive

  • Held in late April each year.  We team up with the Knights of Columbus to raise funds for persons with developmental disabilities.
  • Hand out Tootsie Rolls in front of local grocery stores and businesses and collect donations.

Annual Fundraising Dinner

  • Held in late May or Early June each year.  This event brings together Northeast Residence families and supporters for a night of dinner, socializing, live and silent auctions.
  • You can help as little or as much as you like.  You can serve on the auction committee, help acquire auction items, or help on the day of the event with registration, set up, live-auction, and/or clean up.

Driving For Dreams Golf Tournament

  • Held in July this year. Our golf tournament offers a variety of volunteer opportunities throughout the day.  You can help with morning set-up and registration, the many events throughout the day, and/or dinner afterwards.