Volunteer

National Volunteer Recognition Week is April 18-24th and now more than ever, we want to encourage thanking and showing appreciation to the volunteers in your organization.  Northfield Shares is your partner in promoting, recruiting and retaining volunteers. We are offering a few ideas for showing...

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...

Saints' Night Out is a critical fundraiser for St. Dominic School, a nonprofit, as it is their most significant event of the year.  The event includes a live and silent auction, games, raffles, and dinner.  The goal of the event is to raise $100,000 to...

During National Volunteer Week, Three Links Care Center says thank you to the Northfield community for your acts of kindness.  Volunteers have donated everything from food for staff and cupcakes for everyone who lives at Millstream Commons to masks and Easter Baskets.  Easter brought surprise...

Rice County Habitat for Humanity is a nonprofit organization dedicated to building affordable housing for people in need since 1991.  Habitat brings together volunteers and Partner Families to build not only homes, but communities.  Habitat’s combination of volunteer power, financing and financial contributions, services for...

Meals on Wheels delivers to five different routes, seven days a week, totaling nearly 300 meals each week.  Each route takes about 45 minutes, stopping every few minutes to deliver meals and let community members know the community cares.  During this pandemic meals are even...

The Northfield community is blessed with volunteers who see a need and step up to help.  Heidi Melnychuk is just such an individual.  Within a span of three days, Melnychuk rallied her neighborhood to donate boxes of food and almost $1000 to the CAC Food...

Across the Northfield community people are donating materials, pulling out their sewing machines, dusting off their sewing skills, washing fabric, and spending hours sewing!  As the mask recommendations from the CDC rapidly change due to COVID-19, the Northfield community has responded by working together to...

[caption id="attachment_5719" align="alignright" width="223"] Ann Dybvik[/caption] Volunteers play a significant role in programming and outreach at the Northfield Public Library.  From cleaning books to organizing events to helping with programming, volunteers at the library are important.  Volunteer Ann Dybvik assists in promoting library programs by distributing...