Advocates for Immigrants and Refugees

AIR is dedicated to advocating and raising awareness about immigrant and refugee issues as well as working directly with people from both of these backgrounds. We provide volunteer opportunities at the Northfield Middle School working with immigrants and first-generation students as well as a Faribault cultural program working with refugee populations. Additionally, we host periodic […]

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Awesome Club

Awesome Club is a social skills program for students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and other disabilities. We volunteer at the Northfield high school and middle school every week, organizing games and activities with the students in order to help them practice their social interactions and make friends. Another branch of volunteers in our club comprise […]

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Circle K

Circle K exists

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Dance Marathon

Dance Marathon is a nationwide event that benefits Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals around the country. St. Olaf Dance Marathon will fundraise for Gillette Children’s Speciality Hospital in St. Paul. Gillette has multiple campuses around the state and serves a wide variety of children. The hospital provides a solid community of support for families from Minnesota and from […]

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English Second Language Club

St. Olaf’s English Second Language Club meets once a week to volunteer in ESL classes at the Faribault Adult Education Center. With a large and growing immigrant population, Faribault has a great need for ESL teaching assistants. Classes are often too large for one teacher working by themselves, so our volunteers assist them to provide […]

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Feed My Starving Children

St. Olaf is an organization that organizes and transports groups of Ole volunteers to Feed My Starving Children packing sites around the cities. Feed My Starving Children’s long-term goal is to help eliminate hunger through sending packages of food containing rice, vegetables, soy, vitamin supplements, and vegetarian flavoring to people experiencing starvation. While volunteering, Oles […]

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Food Recovery Network

Program Directors: Caroline Pippert and Anika Schwarz pipper1@stolaf.edu, schwar2@stolaf.edu

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Global Brigades

St. Olaf Global Brigades is a chapter of Global Brigades, the world’s largest student-led global health and sustainable development organization. Each group travels to Honduras for a week during Interim Break. In the Medical Brigade, students and medical professionals working alongside local communities and staff to implement sustainable health systems. Water Brigade members work alongside local […]

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Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity is a non-profit organization that works to build affordable, decent housing for people who are in need. Members of the St. Olaf chapter of Habitat for Humanity help families attain their goal of adequate housing by working side-by-side building homes both locally throughout the school year, in Northfield, and nationally, through our […]

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Head Start

Head Start is a federally funded preschool program for low-income or at-risk children. In Northfield, there are two classrooms of children from ages three to five. The classes run Monday-Thursday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, and volunteers sign up for anywhere from 1-3 hours of time on a given day and volunteer consistently throughout […]

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HealthFinders

HealthFinders Volunteers connects St Olaf students with HealthFinders Collaborative (HFC), a primary care clinic that provides patient care, advocacy, and wellness education to those in Rice County who have limited access. Primary initiatives of HFC Volunteers include raising awareness of community health and wellness in Northfield, volunteering during clinic, and supporting HFC public health initiatives. Program Directors: Shannon […]

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Northfield Hospital Volunteers

For Northfield Hospital, volunteers are an integral part of the team that provides quality care. Volunteers have the opportunity to assist in Long Term Care Center, the Emergency Room, Center for Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation, the Supply Chain, or Endoscopy.   Program Directors: Josouaedh Her her3@stolaf.edu

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Ole Spring Relief

Ole Spring Relief is St. Olaf’s most popular and established spring break service trip. Students travel across the country to different regions in buses of 30-40 students to provide disaster relief to communities in need. By the end of the trip, students have gained lasting friendships, growth in leadership, and a new community with which […]

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Oles Solidarios

Oles Solidarios raises money in order to support an NGO in El Salvador, Corazones Solidarios, with its financial costs and support its development and future plans. While raising awareness, volunteers connect the students with the NGO and encourage people’s interest in the community and the NGO’s volunteer program.   Ana Sofia Gonzalez Minero, Sacha Ede, Minghao (Ivy) Tong […]

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Project Friendship

Project Friendship aims to provide a positive role model for young students in the Northfield community. We engage in fun activities with our mentees once a week at St. Olaf, as well as host monthly gatherings for all mentors and their buddies.   Program Directors: Hayli Marquette and Callan Bock bock1@stolaf.edu, marque1@stolaf.edu

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Reach out and Read

Program Director: Beth Westphal westph3@stolaf.edu

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Reaching Our Goals

The purpose of ROG (Reaching Our Goals) mentoring program is to foster an empowering environment for early adolescent Latino students with an emphasis on academic achievement and positive social growth.   Program Directors: Sarah Guezmir, Rebecca Martin, Kali Weiss and Kaitlyn Mulhern guezmi1@stolaf.edu, martin5@stolaf.edu, weiss5@stolaf.edu, mulher1@stolaf.edu

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Reaching Our Goals

The purpose of ROG (Reaching Our Goals) mentoring program is to foster an empowering environment for early adolescent Latino students with an emphasis on academic achievement and positive social growth. Program Directors: Sarah Guezmir, Rebecca Martin, Kali Weiss and Kaitlyn Mulhern guezmi1@stolaf.edu, martin5@stolaf.edu, weiss5@stolaf.edu, mulher1@stolaf.edu

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Science Alliance

The Science Alliance is a STEM education outreach program bringing hands-on, exciting science materials to K-8 classrooms in the Northfield area. Our volunteers come from a variety of majors and work with students in local after-school programs, emphasizing that anyone can be a scientist or engineer! Contact us at sciencealliance-co@stolaf.edu for more information.   Program […]

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Sexual Assault Resource Network

The Sexual Assault Resource Network, SARN, takes a stand against sexual assault and relationship violence on the St. Olaf campus through supporting survivors and their family andfriends, by raising awareness in the college community, and by promoting healthy relationships.   Program Directors: Clare Mikulski and Nina Hendel mikuls1@stolaf.edu, hendel1@stolaf.edu

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Special Olympics

Special Olympics is a group for students committed to helping the athletes of the Northfield Special Olympics team meet their goals and have a great time at the sports events!   Program Directors: Colin Alexander and Jakob Otten Alexan1@stolaf.edu, Otten2@stolaf.edu

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St. Olaf EMTs

The St. Olaf Emergency Medical Technician organization is a student-run EMT service established for the sole purpose of providing the St. Olaf community with enhanced medical assistance and education. St. Olaf EMTs are dedicated to serving the community with the highest quality of care by maintaining and utilizing skills they have gained through training and […]

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Stitches for Peace

Stitches for Peace is knit and crochet club for new or experienced fiber artists! Use the club’s yarn and create items to be donated directly or sold to benefit local organizations such as the Community Action Center of Northfield, or bring your own projects. Attendance is completely non-committal, so stop by once to try it […]

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Story Circle

Story Circle is a program which connects St. Olaf students with residents of the Northfield Retirement Community for one-on-one visits throughout the year. It is essentially an adopt-a-grandparent organization; members visit with their ‘buddy’ and are free to talk, play games, or participate in group activities.  Story Circle is a great opportunity for St. Olaf […]

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Support The Girls

Program Directors: Shreya Raghavan and Mackenzie Mason raghav1@stolaf.edu, mason3@stolaf.edu

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Supporting Special Needs Club

Supporting Special Needs Club is an organization dedicated to providing support for our local and national special needs communities, as well as promoting education at St. Olaf. Their volunteer activities include bowling with LBSA clients, creating hallway displays about different types of special needs, tabling for Spread the Word to End the Word day, and a […]

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The Homeless Outreach and Relief Project

The Homeless Outreach and Relief [THOR] Project is the only on-campus organization that works to build a connection between the St. Olaf community and the homeless populations of Northfield and the greater Twin Cities area. By collecting and distributing toiletries, THOR hopes to provide necessities while also raising awareness of homelessness in the community. Since […]

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Tuesdays with Millstream

Each week we spend time with the residents at Millstream Commons Assisted Living Facility, talking and playing games (Scrabble and SkipBo are favorites!). Join us for the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with the residents over games and fun! We meet at the Buntrock Circle at 6:20, and transportation is provided. New volunteers are always […]

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