Community Service

NIU Cares Day


Saturday, April 18, 2015

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. 

Community Members

Does your agency, organization, or home need volunteers to complete projects? Please contact Destiny McDonald at 815-753-6511 to register as a Project Site. For more information on eligibility requirements, please click here. Registration will open in November of 2014.

*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.