Community Service

NIU Cares Day

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Check-In: 8:00-9:00am (Tentative)

Volunteering: 10:00am-2:00pm

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? Consider participating as a Project Site for NIU Cares Day! To apply for registration as a Project Site, fill out the request form below:

Eventbrite - NIU Cares Day 2015- Project Site Registration

For more information on eligibility requirements, please click hereRegistration for Project Sites will end Friday, January 23, 2015.


*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.