Community Service Opportunities


Last Updated: July 25, 2014

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

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   

University Village's Camp Power

June 23 - August 8, 2014


Camp Power, a summer program created to address issues of child hunger and elevated youth crime in University Village, is a first time collaborative effort between many DeKalb community partners, NIU, and University Village. The structure of Camp Power includes academic tutoring, a daily healthy lunch and afternoon snack, nutrition education, structured physical activity, mentoring and the development of community gardens. This program will engage youth in structured recreation activities, teach youth and families multiple ways to utilize the vast array of recreational resources in their immediate neighborhood and assist them in developing healthy food options through education and the community garden.

Volunteers are needed to assist with daily activities such as tutoring, mentoring, field trips, recreation, and nutritional education. The program will run Monday through Thursday throughout the summer, and approximately 14 to 18 volunteers are needed every day. If you are interested in volunteering please check out the volunteer sign up form and contact Kathryn Olson at 815-753-8154 or with any questions!

Feed'em Soup Community Project

122 S 1st St, DeKalb, IL 60115

Summer Volunteers Wanted!

Tasks include kitchen prep, meal service, clean up and more!

Shifts Sunday-Friday from 10am-7:30pm.

To sign up for your shifts, simply visit and click "Volunteer & Donate" and select your shift!

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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