NIU Cares Day 2018 will occur on Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9 a.m. –noon!
NIU Cares Day is a campus-wide day of community service. Volunteers comprised of NIU students, faculty, staff and alumni come together once a year to complete projects that benefit DeKalb County’s not-for-profit organizations and community agencies as a way of thanking the community for their support of the institution and its mission.
NIU Cares Day volunteers spend the day planting, painting, cleaning, sorting, assisting with events and various other tasks around the county. Volunteer teams will be assigned to project sites according to the needs of the organizations and the experience level of the teams.
In order for a team to participate in NIU Cares Day, the team leader must attend one mandatory team leader orientation session. At this session, you will receive information regarding NIU Cares Day policies and have the opportunity to register your team for the big day! One person from each team must attend an orientation session or your team will not be able to participate in NIU Cares Day.
If you are interested in participating in the event without a team, you are welcome to register as an individual when registration opens.
2018 Orientation Dates
As a team leader, you must attend one of the following orientation dates. All orientation sessions will be held in the Campus Life Building (CLB 100)
- Thursday, February 15 at 2:30 p.m.
- Monday, February 19 at 11:30 a.m.
- Tuesday, February 27 at 9:30 a.m.
- Monday, March 5 at 4:30 p.m.
Last year's event included over 80 project sites that received assistance from over 1,000 NIU volunteers! Organizations who have benefited from NIU Cares Day include:
- Family Service Agency
- Salvation Army
- Kishwaukee Family YMCA
- DeKalb and Sycamore Public Libraries
- Opportunity House
- TAILS Humane Society
- St. Jude's Research Hospital
Student Involvement and Leadership Development
Campus Life Building 150
DeKalb, IL 60115