COD Cares

COD Cares is a campus-wide program for students and staff to participate together in service activities that benefit local College of DuPage communities.

Why does COD Care?

Residents of District 502 graciously support College of DuPage. They believe in our mission to be a center for excellence in teaching, learning, and cultural experiences. This show of faith and giving to College of DuPage is a good reminder that, beyond our normal duties, it is valuable to find new and different ways to give back.


2016-2017 Calendar of Monthly Service Activities

Spend time with other COD Action Heroes making a difference in our communities. Get on board before the activities fill up! Meals and/or refreshments will be provided depending on the length and timeframe of activity.

Transportation for up to 25 people will be available on a first come, first served basis. Unless otherwise specified, buses will depart from and return to the south SRC circle drive (outside of the cafeteria), however participants may drive separately or carpool with others. If you sign up for an activity and are using compensated service hours, please note that the "max comp hours" include one hour for transportation.

The following list of activities is subject to change and may have limited availability.  Compensated Service Hours may only be used for the activities in the calendar below.





Saturday, Sept. 17, 2016

Various shifts available

COD Main Campus

COD Food Truck Rally and Sunset 5K





Thursday, Oct. 20, 2016

10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

(4 comp hours max)

MANY, MANY locations and opportunities

COD CARES DAY OF ACTION: "Manual Labor of Love"
Serve-a-thon to celebrate COD's 50th Anniversary. Group transportation to surprise off-campus locations.

Saturday, Nov. 19, 2016

9 to 11:30 a.m.

(3.5 comp hours max)

Northern Illinois Food Bank;
Geneva, IL

Family Style
Bring the whole family to sort and pack food.


Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016

12 to 6 p.m. (comp hours determined by supervisor)

COD Main Campus, Student Resource Center, Room 1144 (back of the cafeteria)

#Giving Tuesday
Give more than money; give life at the on-campus blood drive benefiting Lifesource.

Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016

11 a.m. to 1 p.m. (2 comp hours max)

COD Main Campus,
Student Resource Center, Room 2000

Giving Garland Holiday Party
Wrap donated gifts for kids, teens, and seniors served by various community organizations

Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017

11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

(3 comp hours max)

DuPage Senior Citizens Council,
Glendale Heights

Game Day
Share laughs and a bingo card with DuPage seniors

Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2017

9 to 11 a.m.

(2 comp hours max)

COD campus, Student Resource Center  Room 2000

"Let Me Call You Sweetheart"
Celebrate Valentine's Day by calling seniors from the COD Cares Phone Bank to brighten up their holiday


Wednesday March 8, 2017

2 to 4 p.m. (3 comp hours max)

Operation Support Our Troops, Lisle

Get Packin'!
Sort and pack items for our troops overseas

Registration Process

Become a COD Action Hero by showing your interest in at least one COD Cares monthly group service activity listed below and receive a special COD Cares package, including an "Action Hero" t-shirt! Click here to be redirected to the online signup page.
You will receive a confirmation email for each activity within three business days of signing up. Another email with additional details will be sent at least two business days prior to the activity.
To register a group of people, please email
Note: If you are unable to participate in a COD Cares service activity that you have registered for, please email us as soon as possible to open up your space for another Action Hero.

Compensated Service Hours

Compensated Service Hours are available with supervisor approval to encourage participation among employees in COD Cares group service activities listed on the calendar below. Please visit the webpage for specific details on how comp time may be used.

Contact Information

COD Cares

Ami Chambers 
Community Relations Coordinator
(630) 942-3823