PAWS FOR FINALS!

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 […]

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Community Development Week Recap

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 […]

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Featured VN Org: Project Friendship

Project Friendship focuses on building self esteem and self worth in children in grades 2-7. We match these children with student mentors from Carleton College and St. Olaf College. Mentoring relationships benefit children that may be struggling with stress from their family, are new to the community, or may simply have trouble making friends at […]

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Featured VN Org: SOMOS

SOMOS is an awareness-raising organization that aims to foster discussion about Latin American issues at St. Olaf. We hold weekly meetings in Spanish where we each bring news, personal stories, and articles on Latin America for the group to discuss. We also frequently invite professors and guest speakers to our meetings to hear about their latest […]

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Featured VN Org: ROG

Reaching Our Goals, more commonly known as ROG, is a mentoring program for middle school Latino youth from Northfield. This year we partnered with Greenvale Park (GVP) Community School to provide programming for middle school students on Tuesday nights from 6-8pm. We do small group mentoring with a few St. Olaf students and a few […]

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Featured VN Org: ESL Club

English as a Second Language Club goes to the Adult Basic Education center in Faribault once a week to help teach English to adults in the community. We help in beginning, intermediate and advanced English classes by tutoring small groups of students. The topic varies from week to week, but the skills we help teach […]

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Featured VN Org: Nightingales

The Nightingales Project is a mentoring program here at St. Olaf. Any female student can apply to be a mentor and be matched with a middle school girl from Northfield Middle School or Arcadia Charter School. We’re all about building new friendships and helping one another get through the school year! We have a group […]

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Featured VN Org: SCC

St. Olaf Cancer Connection (a.k.a. SCC) is a service organization designed to provide cancer-related opportunities in the areas of volunteering, cancer education and awareness, outreach and fund-raising for not only the St. Olaf community, but also residents of Northfield and surrounding areas. SCC plans, organizes, and runs the Northfield area Relay For Life. This year, St. […]

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Featured Volunteer Org: SOS

This year has been a time of reinvention for the social work organization Serving Our Society. Along with the new leadership of Romario Smith and Emma Goodwin, these two have also worked throughout the year to pair volunteer opportunities with topics for open dialogue during meetings. Some volunteer activities SOS has arranged throughout the year […]

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Featured VN Org: SARN

The Sexual Assault Resource Network (SARN) is a CONFIDENTIAL source on campus. Our principal concern is making sure that survivors of sexual, relationship and emotional violence find their needs and concerns met with compassion and competence at St. Olaf College. Our two pain pillars are education and advocacy. Advocates are in the SARN office (BC 113) Monday–Friday during chapel and community […]

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