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NIU Cares Day needs faculty, staff volunteers

April 2, 2012
NIU Cares Day 2011

NIU Cares Day 2011

NIU Cares Day is Saturday, April 14, and NIU students will be coming out in full force once again this spring to do good work in a BIG way.

Student Involvement & Leadership Development is anticipating large crowds again this year (more than 2,000 students participated last year), and more than 60 project sites have registered.

Because the event has grown in popularity with both students as well as NIU’s surrounding communities, assistance is needed from a few good volunteers.

Faculty and staff members or graduate assistants who are looking for a great opportunity are invited to support students on NIU’s annual day of service.

Opportunities include:

  • Project Site Leader.
    • Project Site Leaders (PSLs) will be assigned four to five project sites and will rotate among them via car, checking on volunteers’ status throughout the volunteer shift and supporting them as they work. PSLs will be trained on project site and homeowner information, duties to be performed, volunteer team information, etc. Trainings will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 10, and from 2 to 3 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in Campus Life Building, Room 100. Between 10 and 12 PSLs are needed for the morning (7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.) and another 10 to 12 for the afternoon (noon to 5:30 p.m.).
  • Kick-off Volunteer.
    • Twelve to 15 volunteers will be needed for each program shift to assist with processing student volunteers who are checking in during the morning (6 to 8:30 a.m.) and the afternoon (11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.). These staff members will be checking in registered volunteers (a computer-based system will allow for faster check-in), distributing T-shirts, making sure students are completing the emergency information on their name tags and generally directing traffic. Training will be provided from 11 a.m. to noon Tuesday, April 10, and from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 11, in Campus Life Building, Room 100.

Interested individuals can either register online or contact Becky Harlow at [email protected] with volunteer positions/preferences and T-shirt sizes.

For more information, call (815) 753-1421 or email [email protected].