Huskies Give Back

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Northern Illinois University (NIU) is committed to supporting employees and improving local communities.  Beginning on 01/01/20 the Huskies Give Back program will provide all full-time employees up to one day (7.5 hours) of paid time off from regularly scheduled work hours each fiscal year (July 1-June 30) to perform volunteer services in pre-approved organizations, see the Volunteer Opportunities list, or any public school.  Employees wishing to volunteer at a private/parochial school may do so as long as the activities are not specifically promoting/recruiting to a faith.  Employees may get an organization approved by submitting the Volunteer Organization Request form at least three weeks in advance of the volunteering activity. For additional details about the Huskies Give Back program review the Frequently Asked Questions.

How to Volunteer

Review the pre-approved Volunteer Opportunities list.

Volunteer Organization

 

If the organization you want to volunteer for is on the pre-approved Volunteer Opportunities list:

  1. Fill out the Volunteer Time Off Request and get approval from your supervisor at least two weeks prior to volunteering.

  2. Volunteer!

  3. Have a supervisor at the volunteering site sign the Volunteer Time Off Request form.

  4. Return the Volunteer Time Off Request form to Human Resources within one week of volunteering.

 

If the organization you want to volunteer for is not on the pre-approved Volunteer Opportunities list:

  1. Fill out the Volunteer Organization Request at least three weeks prior to volunteering.

  2. Fill out the Volunteer Time Off Request and get approval from your supervisor at least two weeks prior to volunteering.

  3. Volunteer!

  4. Have a supervisor at the volunteering site sign the Volunteer Time Off Request form.

  5. Return the Volunteer Time Off Request form to Human Resources within one week of volunteering.

Need More Information?

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Call the HRS Service Center at 815-753-6000 and ask to be connected to one of our HR associates.

 

Volunteer Organization Request

Request that an organization be added to the
pre-approved list.

 

Volunteer Time Off Request

Request time off to volunteer.