Minneapolis-St.Paul is ranked among the top three large cities for volunteering.
Carleton strongly supports volunteerism through its ACT (Acting in the Community Together) Office. Here are some Carleton programs that deal with some of the issues Paul and Sheila Wellstone fought so hard to bring to the surface:
Northfield Community Action Center Food Shelf and Clothes Closet
The HOPE Center, which provides advocacy for sexual assault survivors
Ruth's House of Hope, which makes 9-10 units of transitional housing available to homeless women and their children, many of whom are fleeing abusive environments.
For a larger list of Carleton ACT programs, check out their web site.