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Roll Up Your Sleeves Service Day

College of DuPage/COD Cares and Northwestern Medicine


"Roll Up Your Sleeves" Service Day

Thursday, April 23, 2020
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
(Optional Lunch and Share at 1 p.m.)

Head to nonprofit locations and complete much-needed tasks such as cleaning, painting, or organizing. Come back to campus and discuss your experiences at the Lunch and Share.  (Meal provided) 

COD Cares will provide a list of organizations and related tasks, which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. More details announced soon.

Registration for teams and individuals will open Monday, March 2.  Get your team together now!   


9 a.m.- Check in (Student Services Center Atrium)

9:30 a.m.- Depart campus and learn about the organization's role in the community; receive assignments for the day. Then roll up your sleeves and work, work, work!

1 p.m.- Groups return to campus for the "Lunch and Share" where they will enjoy lunch and inform others of their organization's purpose and service experiences.

2 p.m.- Smile!  The community thanks you.  Now back to regularly scheduled programming!


  • Transportation to sites is available and lunch will be provided.
  • COD Cares will supply all work materials, transportation, snacks, and bottles of water.
  • Prepare to get messy! Dress in old clothes and close-toed shoes that can handle spills.
  • There is no minimum or maximum number of people on a team.  The more, the merrier!
  • Can't be away for half a day? That's ok! There are service opportunities right here on campus.
  • Consider helping with facilitation of the event before and/or afterward. Select during registration.
  • T-shirts will be provided only to those who did not participate in 2018.
  • A maximum of eight compensated service hours may be used for participating in this event (5 for off-campus work and up to 3 additional for event assistance).   

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Contact Information

COD Cares

Ami Chambers 
Community Relations Coordinator
(630) 942-3823