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.

Become a COD Action Hero!

Become a College of DuPage Action Hero by signing up to receive email communications about upcoming service projects. You'll receive a special COD Cares package with a drawstring backpack and an eye-catching "Action Hero" t-shirt!

Simply email and include:

  • Full name
  • Preferred email address
  • Phone number
  • Relationship to College of DuPage (staff or student)
  • T-shirt size
  • Your chosen service activities (from the calendar below)

Fall 2017 Monthly Service Activities

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.

2017 Date



Service Activity

May 7

8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Max comp hours: 7.5)

College of DuPage Track

Special Olympics Spring Games: Support athletes as they compete in the regional Special Olympics Track & Field Competition (FULL)

June, July and August


No scheduled group activities. Please visit the Good Causes page for a list of individual volunteer opportunities this summer.

Sat., Sept. 23

Various shifts (Max comp hours: 8)

COD Main Campus

COD Food Truck Rally & Sunset 5K:  Variety of volunteer positions

October 2017

All month long

Donation boxes on campus

Socktober Challenge: Fill a box with socks! Month-long collection of men's, women's and children's socks for residents of homeless shelters.

Thur., Oct. 26

9 a.m. to 2 p.m. (Max comp hours: 5)

Surprise work sites throughout the District

Second Annual"Manual Labor of Love"Serve-a-thon:  Group transportation to surprise off-campus locations.

Wed. Nov. 15

4 to 6:30 p.m. (Max comp hours: 3.5)

HCS Family Services, Willowbrook

Supermarket Sweep:  Shop the food pantry with residents of Willowbrook CornerTuesday, Nov. 28, 2017

Nov. 28

Noon to 6 p.m. (Max comp hours: 1.5)

Student Resource Center (Room 2000), COD main campus

#GivingTuesday: Give the gift of life during the on-campus blood drive with Lifesource. 

Dec. 7

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

Student Resource Center (Room 2000), COD main campus 

Giving Garland Holiday Party: Wrap donated gifts for kids, teen and seniors served by community organizations.


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