Dorothy Hopkin Centre for the Disabled
Serving as a permanent residence for abandoned people of all ages, the Dorothy Hopkin Centre for the Disabled works to increase each resident’s independence. It helps those with diagnoses that include mental retardation, Down syndrome, seizure disorders, autism, cerebral palsy, hearing/speech/visual impairments, and genetic abnormalities causing physical impairments.
Volunteers are needed to help with specific development exercises designed for individual residents, or through more general activities, like taking walks, playing or even table-top activities.
Limes After School Program
Ann Hopkins originally started Limes through the South St. George’s Welfare Association to help keep kids out of trouble after school. Peace Corps volunteers took it over some time later, and then it fell under the responsibility of the SOO.
The program currently runs Tuesday through Thursday from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and includes arts and crafts, sports, reading, and schoolwork.
To find out more about the Limes After School Program, click here.
Queen Elizabeth Home for Children
The children at the Queen Elizabeth Home typically range in age from 3 to 12. After that age, children are typically transferred to Father Mallagan’s Home for Boys in Victoria, or the Bel Air Home for Children in Calliste.
Our volunteers meet every other Monday in front of Charter Hall at 2:45 p.m. We take a university bus, which leaves at 3, to the home, where we work and play with the children, until it’s time to leave at 5.