Community Service Opportunities


Last Updated: January 23, 2015

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

Goodwill Northern Illinois

Help needed during tax season!


Volunteers are needed to help with the free tax filing site during the tax season coming up at the beginning of the year. No experience necessary! Training begins in November. This is great experience for accounting students! If you have any questions or would like more information call 815-965-3795 or email

Great Strides Walk

Saturday, April 11st
Hopkins Park, DeKalb, IL
7:30am – 12pm

On Saturday, April 11st, local residents will lace up their running shoes and pound the pavement towards a cure for cystic fibrosis (CF) at the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s annual Great Strides 5K Run/Walk, being held in DeKalb. The event will be a day full of fun and entertainment, with food and beverages, music and many other exciting activities. Great Strides encourages corporate and family teams to gather at Hopkins Park to walk and celebrate their fundraising efforts over the past several months. The community is uniting through Great Strides to continue building momentum and generating the funds that allow advances in cutting-edge CF research and care.

Volunteer opportunities include:

  • Morning set-up
  • Unload truck
  • Hang signs
  • Set out balloons
  • Set out breakfast
  • Registration
  • Breakfast Distribution
  • Hand out t-shirts
  • Be cheerleaders for walkers
  • Lunch Distribution
  • Help with clean-up

Please contact Emily at (312) 236-4491 or if you’d like to volunteer!


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

  • Don't have transportation?

Try one of these bus lines!

NIU Huskie Bus Line
(free to NIU students)

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