Community Action Center of Northfield (CAC)

Fulfilling our neighbors' basic needs



COVID-19 Volunteer Update

Actualización de Voluntarios COVID-19

NEW beginning Monday, July 6th, CAC staff, and volunteers have been divided into two separate and distinct teams. These two separate, isolated groups will work different weeks from each other. The two team plan involves two weeks on-site for volunteering, then off for two weeks. We are asking both staff and volunteers to spend two weeks away from the CAC and food shelf after the two-week block they have chosen to serve. This approach is intended to limit and/or isolate potential exposure or illness from affecting an entire team of food shelf staff and volunteers, with the goal of keeping the food shelf open and available for as long as possible.

If you are interested in volunteering, please sign up for ONLY ONE of the weeks listed below. You may sign up for as many shifts within the two-week block as you’d like and can return two weeks later for more shifts. If you have time to help, we would love to see you in the food shelf!”

Working with healthcare professionals, CAC has made temporary changes to our food shelf and resource center during the COVID-19 pandemic so that we can meet our two highest priorities:

  1. Provide our clients with food, needed more now than ever
  2. Keep everyone safe including volunteers, clients, and staff

Effective immediately, we have adjusted our food shelf service and created a “drive-thru” where people can still access the same amount of pre-packed food. Click HERE for a full list of precautions.

Please indicate HERE your desire to be contacted about additional volunteer opportunities. We are reaching out to our clients and working closely with our school district and community partners to identify additional food access and other needs.


Last year over 1,000 volunteers gave close to 25,000 hours of their valuable time to CAC!  Helping our neighbors feel connected to and supported by their community is at the heart CAC’s mission and we could not do this without our volunteers. From stocking shelves in the food shelf or distributing gifts during the holidays to shaping the future of CAC with your energy and ideas, come join us at the center of community action to live out your passion and make a difference!

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The CAC's Impact

Last year, 1,020 people volunteered more than 23,500 hours.

Contact us to learn about volunteering at the CAC.