9:00 am-12:00 pm
NIU Cares Day is a campus-wide day of community service. Volunteers comprised of NIU students, faculty, and staff 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 volunteers are transported to locations around the county to spend the day planting, painting, cleaning, sorting, assisting with events, and various other tasks.
Students can register as individuals (register for Team-NIU Cares) or in teams. Vounteer teams can contain no more than 15 people. If your organization is large, the organization must register multiple teams of 15 or less. Each team must have one Team Leader (the leader and primary contact person for the team).
In order to include a team in the online registration system, the Team Leader must register with the team name and the Team Leader's contact information (email, phone, and Z-ID/A-ID) through our specific Team Leader sign-up, which will be live in the Spring of 2014. Team Leaders will attend an orientation prior to the event to receive event information and training.
Does your agency, organization, or home need volunteers to complete projects? Registration is moving to an online form for the 2014 event. Please fill out the Job Site Request Form below to be considered as a Project Site. Registration will begin November 15, 2013 and run until Friday, January 24, 2014. For more information on eligibility requirements, please click here.
*Note that campus initiatives that organize campus volunteers (mainly students) to perform a variety of service projects throughout the greater DeKalb Community cannot host project sites that are private property of Northern Illinois University faculty, staff, or students.