Community Service Opportunities


Last Updated: September 17, 2014

A complete list of all on-going volunteer opportunities is available here.

The Homework Club
First United Methodist Church of DeKalb

Begins October 1st, 2014
Every Wednesday 4:15-5:30pm 


Volunteer as a tutor for kids (grades 1-8). Help local children find academic success and encourage them to dream big! Volunteer forms are available at the church office on Oak Street and on the website.
Accessible from Bus Route 7. 

YMCA Family
Halloween Event

Friday, October 24th, 2014

ymca halloween event

 Volunteers are needed to be in the Haunted House, work the games, assist with Fear Factor, and make sure that families have a spooky good time! For more information or to sign up to volunteer, contact Dionne Horne at 

Amenti Haunted House
at the Egyptian Theatre

Set-up: October 4 - 17, 2014

Tear-down: November 3 - 13, 2014

Amenti Image

The Egyptian Theatre is looking for volunteers to help with the set-up and tear-down of their annual Amenti Haunted House! Each year, over 3,000 guests attend this scary fun event. An event this big and terrifying calls for many helping hands (and other limbs) and often includes labor intensive work. There are also opportunities to be involved in the actual attraction! If you and your friends, athletic team, sorority/fraternity, or student organization want to take part in this volunteer opportunity, contact Alex Nerad at   

DeKalb CROP Hunger Walk 2014

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

CROP logo

CROP Hunger Walks are community-wide, sponsored by Church World Service, and organized by religious groups, businesses, schools, and others to raise funds to end hunger in the United States and around the world. 25% of the funds raised during the walk stay local and go to DeKalb/Sycamore community organizations. There will be a bus available from NIU to the Federated Church in Sycamore. 

A mandatory Recruiter Rally will take place at the church on Tuesday, September 9 at 7:00pm. 

Contact Jean Evans for more information. 


NIU Communiversity Gardens

Thursday, May 1st - October 31st

A new community garden will be planted at NIU this summer, right behind Anderson Hall. There are gardens like this all over DeKalb County that grow food in order to help residents in need have fresh and healthy food to suppor their families! Volunteers are needed for the whole growing season! In order to volunteer, go to and follow the instructions.

Make a difference in the community! Get your garden on!


To submit a volunteer opportunity to be advertised on this page, please fill out this form.

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NIU Huskie Bus Line
(free to NIU students)

Voluntary Action Center’s
Green Line Bus
(50 cents per ride)