Community Action Center of Northfield (CAC)

Fulfilling our neighbors' basic needs



Every year, the Community Action Center is able to help over 2,500 of our neighbors. Volunteer effort goes a long way, helping us serve those in need.

Want to volunteer at the Clothes Closet? There are volunteer opportunities available at the Clothes Closet!  It takes a whole community working together to make this magical program possible.

Want to volunteer at the Food Shelf? There are volunteer opportunities available at the Food Shelf

Meeting Community Needs

The needs of our community are greater than ever. Whether you’re volunteering in our Food Shelf, preparing a meal for Thursday’s Table, helping a family shop for gifts during Operation Joy, or organizing clothes at the Clothes Closet, you’ll be making a positive impact in our community.

Northfield Works Volunteers

The CAC’s community job partnership program, Northfield Works, seeks skilled volunteers to assist Northfield-area job seekers on their journey to sustainable employment.

Drawing upon talents of the residents in the greater Northfield area, the CAC seeks Northfield Works volunteers to serve in the following roles:

  • Mentors
  • Financial literacy coaches and trainers
  • Language translators: Spanish, Somali, Vietnamese, Amharic, and more!
  • Legal advocates
  • Social skills committee members
  • Digital literacy coaches and instructors
  • Emergency transportation volunteers
  • General program support
  • Graphic designer and/or marketing specialist
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The CAC's Impact

Last year, 1,180 people volunteered more than 27,000 hours.

Contact us to learn about volunteering at the CAC.