COD Cares

COD Cares is an institution-wide umbrella program that actively supports and strengthens College of DuPage communities by encouraging and coordinating charitable efforts for staff and student participation while fostering a culture of service on campus.

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!

Show your support for COD Cares monthly activities and service to our community by becoming a COD Action Hero. Complete the signup form online and receive a special "Cares" package, including an "Action Hero" t-shirt.

Compensated Service Hours

Classified/Managerial staff and administrators can take advantage of up to eight (8) compensated service hours per fiscal year to participate in official COD Cares group service activities listed on the calendar below.  Please visit the webpage for specific details.

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 for those who are interested on a first come, first served basis. Buses will depart from and return to the south SRC circle drive (outside of the cafeteria), however participants may drive separately. If you sign up for an activity and are using compensated service hours, please add one hour for transportation.

The following list of activities is subject to change and may have limited availability.

Stay tuned for the 2015-2016 calendar!

The COD Cares Monthly Service Activities Calendar through March 2016 will be revealed at the Spring Day of Action, but here's a
*Sneak Peek*... Mark your calendar for Monday, May 4!





Tuesday, Mar. 17, 2015

1 to 2:30 p.m.

(2.5 comp hours max)

Marklund Home, Bloomingdale

Provide one-on-one classroom assistance to children with disabilities

Thursday, Apr. 9, 2015

9 to 11:30 a.m.

(3.5 comp hours max)

Hamdard Center, Addison

Decorate children's play room and plant flowers


Monday, May 4, 2015


6 to 7:30 p.m.

(2.5 comp hours max)


Feed My Starving Children, Aurora



Pack food for distribution to third world nations (Email if you're interested.  Limited to 50 people.  This activity is expected to fill up fast!)

Monday, June 22, 2015

*Date change from Feb 2014

2 to 4 p.m.

(3 comp hours max)

Mayslake Village, Oak Brook

Record oral histories


Registration Process

Email COD Cares with your chosen activities. Please note that some activities may have limited availability and all are filled on a first come, first served basis. You will be notified if the activity is full.  Groups may sign up in one email.

If you will be using Compensated Service Hours, you must obtain supervisory approval to participate in the COD Cares group service activity.  Please visit the webpage for specific details.

You will receive a confirmation email for each activity within three business days of sign up, and a reminder will be sent three weeks and then again two business days prior to the activity with details.

If you are unable to participate in a COD Cares service activity that you have registered for, please email COD Cares as soon as possible to open up your space for another Action Hero.


Contact Information

Ami Chambers, Community Relations Coordinator, (630) 942-3823