Author: Carrie Carroll

Applications for grants to support habitat restoration, scientific research and educational projects in the Nerstrand-Dennison Minnesota area are now being sought by the Engeseth-Rinde Fund Advisory Committee and Northfield Shares. Grants typically focus on native habitat restoration of units of the Prairie Creek Wildlife Management Area...

Northfielder Bonnie Humke was looking for something constructive and helpful to do during the pandemic months and wanted a way to reach out to those who were not able to see in person.   As a young teen, Bonnie experienced firsthand what it was like to be...

The conversation began with “How can we help the Community Action Center?”  Now, more than 15 months later, this one question has led to numerous ideas, opportunities, and connections.The Community Action Center of Northfield works with countless volunteers who assist the Food Shelf with food...

Setting up flags, painting the fields, coordinating tryouts, teams, coaches, referees, concession stand coverage, team managers, serving as the association’s registrar, treasurer, finding and registering for tournaments…. This is just a short list of all the roles and responsibilities that volunteers within the Northfield Soccer Association...

Emmaus Church in Northfield deployed teams of volunteers acting as Stephen Ministers prior to the 2020 Pandemic; they brought comfort to the sick, hope to those in crisis, and empathy and love to the grief stricken.  Under the direction of Susan Quinnell, Pastor of Congregational...

While 2020 caused many volunteer opportunities to cease, one local organization, Project Friendship, had the opposite happen.  Their mentor/mentee relationship numbers grew!  For the first time ever mentors and mentees were able to meet from wherever they were in the world.  When mentors were sent home...