NIU Cares Day 2019 will occur on Saturday, April 13, 2019 from 9 a.m. –noon!
NIU Cares Day is a campus-wide day of community service. Volunteers comprised of NIU students, faculty, staff and alumni 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 Cares Day 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.
Would you like to lead a volunteer team for NIU Cares Day? Volunteer teams are often linked to student organizations or friends that want to do service together. In order for a team to participate, the team leader must attend one mandatory team leader orientation session. At this session, the team leader will receive information regarding NIU Cares Day policies and have the opportunity to register their team for the big day!
One person from each team must attend an orientation session or the team will not be able to participate in NIU Cares Day. Team sizes cannot exceed 10 students including the team leader.
If you are interested in participating in the event without a team, you are welcome to register as an individual when registration opens
2019 Orientation Dates
There are no orientation dates scheduled at this time.
Project Site Leader
Are you an employee or alumni looking to work alongside students who are doing great things for the community? Consider volunteering for NIU Cares Day as a project site leader.
Get more information about employees and alumni volunteer roles.
Last year's event included over 60 project sites that received assistance from over 600 NIU volunteers! Organizations who have benefited from NIU Cares Day include:
- Salvation Army
- Kishwaukee Family YMCA
- DeKalb and Sycamore Public Libraries
- Opportunity House
- TAILS Humane Society
- DeKalb Community Gardens
- City of DeKalb
Student Involvement and Leadership Development
Campus Life Building 150
DeKalb, IL 60115