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(left to right) graduate student Eric Cnus and Sareh Nerwell, first-year psychology major work in the Anderson Hall Communiversity Gardens, 520 Garden Rd. The gardens are open for volunteers every Wednesday.

Communiversity Gardens invites volunteers to learn about food production

By Ally Formeller | April 7, 2022
Volunteers can learn more about food production and farming practices at NIU's Communiversity Gardens with a wide variety of produce.
The list of the contents placed in the Huskies Care and Serve Blessing Bags. CAB will host these events every first and third Tuesday of the month.

Huskies Care and Serve program gives back to community

By Ally Formeller | February 9, 2022

DeKALB — Huskies Care and Serve is a volunteer program run by the Campus Activities Board (CAB) that allows students to work on projects that give back to the NIU and DeKalb communities. Tuesday’s event allowed students to fill bags with necessities...

Hope Haven, 1145 Rushmore Drive, provides shelter, meals and life skill programs for those in need.

Community locations provide volunteer opportunities

By Noah Johnson | August 23, 2019

As students prepare for the school year ahead, many may seek volunteer work or internship opportunities for the sake of professional development or personal fulfillment.Students can find such opportunities at The Glidden Homestead, The Ellwood House or...

Top 10 reasons to volunteer your time

By Erica Wood-Bedi | October 21, 2012

10. Learn about different cultures: You may have come from one of Chicago’s racially segregated neighborhoods where you rarely saw people who didn’t look, act or talk like you. Volunteering in an impoverished community allows you to meet people with...

YMCA provides resources, opportunities to volunteer

By Maria Ahmad | October 10, 2012

The YMCA remains a community resource with the help of more than 1,100 volunteers per year. The Kishwaukee Family YMCA, 2500 Bethany Road, was incorporated in 1957 and serves the community through promoting youth development programs and healthy living...