COD Cares

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


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.

Sign up for the Fall 2017 Group Service Activities!

Whether you are a new or veteran Action Hero, the way to sign up for the Fall group service activities is the same. Complete the brief online form here or copy and paste this link in your favorite browser:

When you sign up for activities, it's simply an expression of interest and not a life commitment. We understand schedules change, so you will receive communication from the COD Cares team leading up to the events to confirm your participation.

If you are new to the crew, you'll receive a special COD Cares package with a drawstring backpack and an eye-catching "Action Hero" t-shirt!


Fall 2017 Calendar

Spend time this Fall with other COD Action Heroes making a difference in the lives of others during the COD Cares monthly group service activities! 

  • 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.


COD Food Truck Rally & Sunset 5K Run/Walk

  • Saturday, September 23, 2017 (various shifts available) 
  • Help us make this huge event a huge success! All proceeds benefit COD student scholarships. Bring a friend!
  • Max 8 comp hours are available for COD employees.



Socktober Challenge!

  • October 1 to 31, 2017
  • Fill a box with socks! Month-long collection of men's, women's and children's socks for residents of homeless shelters. Collection bins will be located throughout the COD campus.

Second Annual "Manual Labor of Love" Serve-a-thon

  • Thursday, October 26 (10 a.m. to 2 p.m.)
  • Groups of volunteers will be sent to surprise off-campus locations to complete much-needed beautification projects at non-profit organizations. Examples include planting, painting, cleaning, etc.
  • Transportation and lunch will be provided.
  • Max 8 comp hours are available for COD employees.



Supermarket Sweep with HCS Family Services in Willowbrook

  • Wednesday, November 15, 2017 (4 to 6:30 p.m.)
  • Shop the food pantry with residents of Willowbrook.
  • Max 3.5 comp hours are available for COD employees.


  • Tuesday, November 28, 2017, COD main campus-SRC 2000 (12 to 6 p.m.)
  • Give the gift of life during the on-campus blood drive with Lifesource.
  • 1-hour blood donation time slot choices will be emailed to volunteers.
  • Max 1.5 comp hours are available for COD employees.



Giving Garland Holiday Party

  • Thursday, December 7, 2017, COD Main Campus- SRC 2000 (11 a.m. to 1 p.m.)
  • Wrap donated gifts for kids, teens, and seniors served by community organizations. Donations of wrapping paper, ribbons and bows will also be accepted.
  • This event is associated with the optional Giving Garland Project set to begin in November. Those who volunteer for the wrapping party are not obligated to purchase or donate gifts.
  • Max 2 comp hours are available for COD employees.


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 above. 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

College of DuPage

425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn IL, 60137

(630) 942-2800 (Main)

(630) 942-3000 (Student Services)

  2017 College of DuPage