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Area Programs, Organizations & Volunteer Opportunities

Minden Optimists
The Minden Optimist Club, a voluntary organization of civic-minded men and women, exists to promote wholesome activities for the youth in our area. Some activities include, “Just Say No” Skating Party, Football, Volleyball, Basketball, Soccer, OI Junior Golf, Tri-Star Sports, Bike-A-Thon, Bicycle Safety, Oratorical Contest, and an Essay Contest.  View the Optimist website.

Minden Area Sports Commission
The Minden Area Sports Commission (MASC) runs the summer baseball and softball programs. Also available for summer ball is the Lion’s Club sponsored Legion Baseball and the T-ball program for children in the lower elementary grades.

Minden Senior Center
The Minden Senior Center provides noon meals 5 days per week Monday – Friday.  Guests are asked to call for lunch reservation 24 hours in advance.  Find out more about Senior Center's meal program.  The Center provides educational programs plus hearing and foot care sessions, and blood pressure clinics.  Entertainment includes TV, travelogues, music events, cards, pool, quilting, puzzles, special events.  The Minden Senior Center is located at 403 N. Colorado,  phone: (308) 832-2139. Find out more about public transportation by Ryde for seniors. 

Kearney County Community Foundation
Since 1992, area residents have been turning to the Kearney County Community Foundation to make their charitable giving as effective as possible. The foundation has given more than $26,000 to support projects and programs within Kearney County and have awarded over $24,000 in scholarships.

Kearney County Extension Office
The Kearney County Extension Office brings you reliable, research-based information in agriculture and natural resources, consumer and family economics, community and economic development and 4-H / youth development.  Please email or call 308-832-1748 or 308-832-0645.

Minden Community Players

The Minden Community Players is a non-profit corporation governed by an all-volunteer board of directors. They constantly strive to provide high quality local entertainment at a reasonable cost. Call 308-832-0588. for more information or view the Minden Community Players website.

Organizations in Minden & Kearney County
Minden is home to a variety of different clubs and organizations. With such a variety of clubs, there is surely one that will tailor to your interests. New members are welcome. Please call the Chamber of Commerce at 308.832.1811 for a personal contact name for any club listed or unlisted that you may be interested in.

  • American Legion and Auxiliary
  • American Red Cross
  • Boy Scouts
  • Classic Car Club
  • Danish Brotherhood
  • Girl Scouts
  • Gun Club
  • Kearney County Ag Society
  • Kearney County Community Foundation
  • Kearney County 4-H Clubs
  • Kearney County Historical Society
  • Kearney County Horticulture Society
  • Kearney County Ministerial Association
  • Kearney/Franklin County Cattlemen 
  • Knights of Columbus
  • Minden Community Players 
  • Minden Lions Club
  • Minden Optimists
  • Minden Rotary Club
  • SCN Genealogical Society
  • Tom Osborne Teammate Program 

Volunteer Opportunities
Accomplishment of goals is done by promoting and facilitating volunteer involvement through partnership with nonprofit organizations, local merchants, government, places of worship, schools and individuals for personal and community enrichment.  To learn about opportunities to volunteer within the Minden community, please contact the City's main office at 308-832-1820.  

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325 N. Colorado  |  P.O. Box 239  |  Minden, NE 68959   |   Ph: (308)832-1820  |  Fax: (308) 832-1949
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