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COD Cares

The College’s volunteer corps, COD Cares actively supports and strengthens College of DuPage communities by fostering a culture of service among College employees, students and community members.

Fall Into Volunteering!

COD Cares has partnered with several community organizations to support our neighbors. Fly solo and bring your team! Here are a few opportunities:

Show the world that together, we can conquer Type 1 diabetes (T1D) during the JDRF One Walk @ College of DuPage Sunday, Oct. 8. Register to walk or volunteer for the event crew.  

Would you hustle for hot cider or a caramel apple?  Volunteers and runners are needed for the Hot Cider Hustle Oct. 28 and 29 in Wheaton.  Proceeds benefit Illinois Special Olympics.

Distribute groceries during monthly Mobile Markets hosted by Northern Illinois Food Bank and COD. Register for Monday, Nov. 6 or Dec. 4. Two time slots are available each day. Mobile Markets are held in College Lot 6 at the northwest corner of Lambert and College roads. Do you know someone who is food insecure? Share Mobile Market information with them today.

Sleep Out Saturday Nov. 4 and raise awareness about housing insecurity. COD will host a Rally from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Lakeside Pavilion. Volunteer to set up and serve a soup dinner prepared by COD culinary students. Classes and club are welcome.     


Thanks to our 2023 Roll Up Your Sleeves Volunteers

Hundreds of volunteers took a break from classes, braved inclement weather, played in the dirt and nurtured the environment during COD Cares' Roll Up Your Sleeves Week of Service.

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By sharing your time and lending a hand, we were able to:

  • Pack and distribute fresh produce and groceries to 100 families
  • Cut back invasive species to aid restoration of prairie land on campus and at Fermilab 
  • Refresh compost bins, clear garden beds and build trellises for COD's Fuel Garden
  • Save 105 lives through blood donations 
  • Use recycled materials to build more than 75 Mason bee habitats
  • Repurpose books and educational materials with SCARCE to keep them out of landfills

View photos from Roll Up Your Sleeves 2023