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The success of Hearts & Minds Activity Center relies directly on the generosity of individuals, organizations, and businesses throughout the community.  Your tax-deductible contribution helps us continue to provide invaluable services to those living with and affected by dementia.  If you would like to become a part of the circle of friends who ensure our continued growth, please consider donating today. If you prefer to donate by check, please mail your donation to: Hearts & Minds Activity Center, 2380 Enborg Ln. San Jose, CA 95128

If you are interested in learning more or have an idea for a creative contribution, please contact Barbra DeLash at (408) 279-7515 or barbra@hearts-minds.org.


Volunteer With Us.

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How to Become a Volunteer at Hearts & Minds Activity Center

Looking for an opportunity to make a difference in your community?  Join us!  Offer your time and talents to enrich the lives of seniors living with dementia.

Please review the list of current volunteer opportunities below. After completing our volunteer application, a Hearts & Minds Activity Center staff member will contact you within two business days to get you started.  If you have an idea for a volunteer opportunity you do not see listed or if you would prefer to talk to someone about volunteering at Hearts & Minds Activity Center, please contact Maria Nicolacoudis at (408) 279-7515 or maria@hearts-minds.org.


As a volunteer working directly with our clients, you’ll engage in fun activities, games, crafts, and meaningful conversations. 


  • Provide documentation of a negative TB test taken within the last year.

  • Attend an orientation at the center, approximately an hour and a half in length.

Childcare Center

If you have a special skill or passion such as science, music, or art that you want to share with our children, you can complete a volunteer project or provide an experience in our childcare. 

Administrative Support and Facilities Maintenance

If you prefer to get involved behind the scenes, we offer opportunities to provide administrative assistance with tasks like data entry, correspondence, and filing in an office environment.  Volunteers can also make a difference by lending a hand with facilities maintenance such as cleaning, painting, and organizing.

Services and Entertainment

Do you have a special skill or talent that you would like to share?  Whether teaching a class, providing a service, or performing for our clients, we welcome groups and individuals eager to showcase their passions. 

If interested, please contact Harriet Kawamata at harriet@hearts-minds.org.


Did You Know?

  • Volunteers can be as young as two years old! All individuals under the age of fifteen must be accompanied by an adult.

  • No experience is necessary, and we encourage volunteers of varying backgrounds and skills.

  • We welcome both individuals and groups interested in volunteering at Hearts & Minds Activity Center, including schools, universities, employers, and community service organizations.

  • We have volunteer opportunities Monday through Saturday and occasionally for special events on Sundays and evenings.


Other Ways to Help.

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Support Us on Amazon

You can support Hearts & Minds Activity Center while doing your regular online shopping on Amazon!  Whether you are stocking up on household supplies, purchasing a gift, or ordering a new book, Hearts & Minds Activity Center will receive 0.5% of each purchase. 

  1. Start by shopping at smile.amazon.com.

  2. Log in with your Amazon username and password, and search for and select Hearts & Minds Activity Center. 

  3. Be sure to bookmark the link and add it to your list of favorites. Your purchase will only benefit the Hearts & Minds Activity Center when you access the site through smile.amazon.com

If you have an idea for a creative contribution, please let us know. We’re always happy to hear new and innovative ideas. Contact us →

Send Much Needed Supplies

Another way you can support us is by simply sending us much needed supplies. We've put a list together of the things we need most on Amazon. You can check out our wishlist using the button below.


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