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SILD planning 12th annual NIU Cares Day for April 21

February 21, 2018

NIU Cares Day is celebrating its 12th anniversary and needs alumni, staff, faculty and graduate assistants to help celebrate by making it the best NIU Cares Day to date! If you are looking to work alongside students who are doing great things for the community, then consider volunteering for NIU Cares Day.

“NIU Cares Day is a wonderful way for Huskies to get involved in the community,” explained Jen Van Ewyk, assistant director for volunteerism for Student Involvement and Leadership Development (SILD). “Between serving local DeKalb area residents and nonprofit organizations, NIU students were able to offer over 2,000 hours of service to the DeKalb community during last year’s event.”

SILD is currently looking for individuals to serve as Project Site Leaders (PSL) the day of the event. PSLs are assigned to a handful of project sites and serve as a primary contact for teams assigned to those sites during the day of service. While PSLs primarily assist with communication between the student volunteers, the site supervisor and Home Base, it is possible that they may also be called upon to assist in the case of an unforeseen situation that requires intervention. The time commitment will be from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 21.

Serving as a PSL can be a great opportunity to connect with students outside the classroom as well as serve the community. Each volunteer receives a T-shirt and will need to provide his/her own transportation between his/her assigned project sites. If you are interested in this volunteer opportunity, visit to learn more and to register as a PSL.

If you have any questions about this volunteer position or NIU Cares Day in general, email [email protected].