Share Tweet Share Email
Tag: VOLUNTEERISM
Birthday Box sample
With the desire of reaching out to the DeKalb community, the University Honors Program initiated a service learning project called “Birthday Boxes,” during the 2011-2012 academic year. This service project has since grown and become a staple of the University Honors Program tradition. Partnering with Safe Passage and Hope Haven, Birthday Boxes provides University Honors...
Kathryn Olson plants tomatoes.
How does your garden grow? For a team of Huskies Service Scholars from the Institute for the Study of the Environment, Sustainability, and Energy, it grows for others. NIU’s Huskie Service Scholars program develops a peer network where teams of incoming first-generation or low-income students are paired with an upperclassmen mentor. Kathryn Olson, a 2012-2013 HSS...
Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Society logo
Orientation & First-Year Experience and the NIU chapter of Lambda Sigma Sophomore Honor Society have teamed up this semester to offer second-year students an opportunity to give back to the campus and community. Through “Sophomore Days of Service,” Lambda Sigma members will join with second-year students from other organizations, such as Alpha Phi Omega service...
Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service logo
Monday, Jan. 21, is Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a federal holiday that closes schools and other government offices. But several groups on campus are working to make sure that the annual commemoration of the famed civil rights leader’s birthday is not just a day off but a call to action. From Tuesday, Jan. 22,...
Photo of raised hands
NIU’s Student Involvement & Leadership Development invites all area community agencies and not-for-profit organizations to recruit students for volunteer opportunities during the annual Volunteer Fair. The event is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 26, in the Stevenson Towers Dining Area. Participants are given a table and are encouraged to showcase their organization’s...
Jason Schepler
NIU’s Jason Schepler is one of 117 nominees for the 2012 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team®, Allstate Insurance Co. and the American Football Coaches Association announced today. Schepler, a tight end from Sycamore, Ill., returns to the field after missing the 2011 campaign due to injury. A leader on and off the field, he didn’t...
NIU students enrolled in PSPA 401 Philanthropy and Volunteerism have applied classroom lessons to making a financial impact on the bottom line of TAILS Humane Society, a nonprofit animal shelter serving DeKalb County. “My class has worked collaboratively with Change for Change, a nonprofit that educates and mobilizes young people to raise money for local...
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...
NIU Cares Day 2011
Registration for NIU Cares Day 2012, NIU’s annual day of community service, will remain open through Friday, March 30. Team leaders can email [email protected] now to get their teams recognized. Students who are looking to meet new people or have no team preference can sign up with “Team NIU Cares.” NIU Cares Day committee members...
Alternative Spring Break
NIU students who hunger for adventure and accomplishment on an Alternative Spring Break next month have four choices to satisfy their appetites. They can travel to Washington, D.C., and help the hungry or homeless or trek to Newark, N.J., and work with youths in the local Boys and Girls Club. For those service-minded students who...
NIU Cares Day volunteers
It’s never too early to care! Student Involvement & Leadership Development takes that approach to its annual service event, NIU Cares Day. The 2012 event is scheduled for April 14; however, work to convene the planning committee and to recruit volunteers to assist that day already are under way. An NIU Cares Day kickoff and...
involved-volunteer logo
Student Involvement & Leadership Development strives to find the service opportunity that best fits students and their schedules. Students and their organizations with interest in learning more about the volunteer experience should contact SILD at (815) 753-1421 to arrange personal consultations about community service opportunities offered on- and off-campus. For more information, visit Campus Life...
1 2 3 4 5 6