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Volunteer Network (VN) is a branch of the Student Government Association at St. Olaf College. We are committed to providing students with a variety of volunteer opportunities that benefit both St. Olaf and the larger community. As an umbrella organization, we connect students with the 25 volunteer organizations on campus and work with these groups to promote and fund their activities. Our mission is to support our volunteer groups and connect them with the student body to promote volunteer participation. Engaging students and the community, we challenge our volunteers to turn their compassion into action by getting involved. If you have questions about VN or are interested in registering your campus organization for funding, please contact our coordinator, Peder Johnson ( .

The Latest

Community Development Week Recap January 27th, 2017 - Description: Volunteer Network completed Community Development Week and had a huge success! Students volunteered with in the Northfield Community at the Clothes Closet, Greenvale Community School, Northfield Retirement Community, and the YMCA’s Kid’s Night Out. Additionally, VN partnered with Carleton to host speaker events and connect with students off the hill. If you are interested in getting involved with any of these community members please email Megan at Thank you to all who were involved in Community Development Week!
PAWS FOR FINALS! December 12th, 2016 - Hey guys! It’s that time of year again: they are fluffy, they are friendly, and they are adorable… that’s right it is PAWS FOR FINALS. Come on by the Lion’s Pause next Wednesday from 11am-1pm to pet some lovable dogs and relieve your stress before finals (because let’s be honest, we all deserve some time to pet some dogs before finals). Get there early to pet all the dogs you can dream of because the line fills up quickly! See you then!