Community Service


Community Service, a functional area of Student Involvement & Leadership Development, focuses on providing our students with opportunities to connect to and make a difference in their community. Through service, students not only enrich their community, but also gain hands-on experience in various work fields, build relationships with their peers and learn valuable networking skills.

Check out our volunteer opportunities page for upcoming events. If you are still unsure about which opportunity would best suit you, please feel free to contact us at or call 815-753-6707 to schedule a consultation.

Community Service Programs

NIU Cares Day
Each year, NIU hosts a day of service in the community called NIU Cares Day. Learn more about the day and how to sign up!

Volunteer Opportunities
Find current and ongoing volunteer opportunities in our communiversity!

Pull Together: Pop Tab Collection Program
Help us collect tabs to donate to the Ronald McDonald House Near Advocate Children's Hospital!