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.
This year's event takes place on Saturday, April 16, 2016 and marks the 10 YEAR ANNIVERSARY!
Community Organizations and DeKalb County Residents
Applications for 2016 NIU Cares Day project sites will be accepted until Friday, March 4, 2016 and can be accessed here. If you have any questions about this application or need assistance, please give us a call at 815-753-0919.
NIU Cares Day Volunteers
To view who has registered with your team for the event, click here.
In order for a team to participate in NIU Cares Day, the Team Leader needed to attend a MANDATORY orientation session during the month of February. If your Team Leader did not attend one of the four sessions offered, your team name will not appear in the drop-down menu of the registration.
If you are interested in particpating in the event without a team, please register as an individual through the link at the top of this page. Registration is open to the first 900 volunteers who sign up.
Project Site Leader and Kickoff Volunteer Opportunities
Are you a staff member, faculty member, or graduate assistant looking to work alongside students who are doing great things for the community? Consider volunteering for NIU Cares Day! More information on faculty and staff volunteer roles and registration can be found here.