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Volunteer Opportunities

Housing & Dining is pleased to offer a variety of volunteer opportunities for our students.  Improve your public speaking skills, build your resume, and encourage potential students to make NIU their top choice! 

Residence Hall Tour Guides

Do you have an amazing room you'd like to show to incoming students? Want to help give tours during Open House and Admitted Student Day events? We are always looking for outgoing residents who are willing to show their residence hall room to campus visitors who are touring the halls. We are currently recruiting volunteers for our Spring 2014 events! Follow this link to register online.

Team NIU

Each fall at NIU, the campus gears up for Opening Day. During Opening Day, students, student organizations, alumni, faculty members, staff, and community volunteers demonstrate their Huskie Pride by welcoming NIU students to the residence halls. With over 3,000 students moving into the residence halls on Opening Day, Team NIU plays a critical role in making the day a success. The volunteers that comprise Team NIU offer their time and team spirit to give new Huskies and their families the best possible first impression of what makes NIU special.

If you or your organization is interested in volunteering for Team NIU for Opening Day 2014, please contact Erin Sherrill at esherrill1@niu.edu!

Huskie Helpers

Are you interested in showing your Huskie Pride to NIU’s newest students?  If so, please consider applying for Huskie Helpers for Welcome Week 2014! Huskie Helpers partner with CAs during Welcome Week to encourage new students to get involved and participate in the fun and excitement of Welcome Week events. Please note that to be selected for this elite role you must apply and be selected as a Huskie Helper. This opportunity is for returning students only.
We will begin accepting applications Summer 2014.

Need more information on any of our volunteer opportunities?

Please contact Erin Sherrill, Volunteer Coordination Graduate Assistant
815-753-7462 or esherrill1@niu.edu.