Sophomore Days of Service


Sophomore Days of Service

NIU’s Sophomore Days of Service (SDoS) give second-year students a chance to make an impact on campus and in the DeKalb community in a brief (two to five hour), one-time volunteer experience. We know that students often are looking to find a sense of purpose in their second year through their course work, their relationships, and their out-of-class activities. One way in which we discover purpose is by helping others who can benefit from what we can offer. In the process, we learn more about ourselves and the communities around us. Each SDoS begins with a quick orientation to the agency or group served, and ends with a brief reflection about the experience.

Thank you to all the students who volunteered their time to help with our 2015 Sophomore Days of Service events! Your help is much appreciated.

Spring 2016 SDoS Events

You can find more information about each service site in the link listed in “additional information” below.
If you signed up for a SDoS event and have questions about transportation, please call (815) 753 - 0028
or e-mail

Thursday, February 4
Huskie Student Food Pantry
Time: 5:00 p.m. -7:30 p.m.
401 Normal Road, DeKalb, IL 60115
Friday, February 19
Feed My Starving Children
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. (Travel time included)
Aurora Site: Transportation will be provided 
Friday, February 5
West Elementary School Fun Fair
Time: 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
240 S. Fair St. Sycamore, IL 60178
Sunday, February 21
Beloved Community Dinner
Time: 5:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Location: Cathedral of Praise: 1126 S. 1st St, DeKalb, IL
Wednesday, February 10
Campus Child Care Center
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
East Side of Annie Glidden Road (Behind Gabel Hall), DeKalb, IL 60115
Wednesday, February 24
DeKalb County Rehab & Nursing Center
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
2600 N Annie Glidden Rd, DeKalb, IL 60115
Thursday, February 11
Campus Child Care Center
Time: 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.
East Side of Annie Glidden Road (Behind Gabel Hall), DeKalb, IL 60115
Friday, February 26
Feed’em Soup
Time: 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
251 East Lincoln Hwy, DeKalb, IL 60115
Friday, February 12
DeKalb Public Library – Read to a Huskie
Time: 1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. (two separate shifts)
309 Oak St, DeKalb, IL 60115
Saturday, February 27
Hope Haven
Time: 1:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.
1145 Rushmoore Dr, DeKalb, IL 60115
Thursday, February 18
Barb Food Mart
Time: 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Huntley Middle School
1515 S 4th St, DeKalb, IL 60115

Additional Information

Read a description of each service site with volunteer responsibilities.

Get transportation details.

Find out how you can present your community service project during the Community Engagement Showcase this April.

Where do NIU's sophomores serve?


More Resources

Questions? Contact us!

Special thanks to the members of Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Society for providing leadership for many of our Sophomore Days of Service events.