About NIU Cares Initiatives

Volunteer Opportunities

NIU Cares volunteers spend the day planting, painting, cleaning, sorting, assisting with events and various other tasks around the county. Volunteer teams will be assigned to project sites according to the needs of the organizations and the experience level of the teams.

Community Benefits

Last year's event included over 60 project sites that received assistance from over 500 NIU volunteers! Organizations who have benefited from NIU Cares include:

  • DeKalb Park District
  • Genoa Park District
  • Opportunity House
  • Kishwaukee Family YMCA
  • Hope Haven
  • Local DeKalb area residents

Through your participation, NIU students, faculty and staff develop an awareness of the mission and needs of your organization, which in turn may foster future support from interested individuals. Ultimately, the assistance provided on NIU Cares benefits the residence of Sycamore and DeKalb while providing an opportunity to build a stronger relationship with the NIU community.

Contact Us

NIU Cares
Meg Junk