Child Development and Family Center Employment and Volunteer Opportunities

Full-time Employment

Interested in joining our team? Information about full-time openings will be posted on the NIU employment portal as they become available.

Part-time Employment for Student Workers and Volunteers

We also employ NIU students part time and welcome volunteers in our classrooms. Our student workers supervise children, provide support to teachers and help maintain classroom routines. They benefit from ongoing training, guidance from skilled teachers, networking opportunities, and access to children and families, which can be helpful for completing coursework. They generally work 10 to 20 hours per week, and their work schedules are developed around their class schedules.

Apply to Work or Volunteer

If you’re an NIU student interested in working or volunteering, please complete an application. The best time to apply for a certain semester is about a month before that semester begins.

When selecting students to interview for employment, we prioritize students who are child development and early childhood majors. Our other considerations include whether you have work-study funds, the hours you have available to work and your experience caring for young children.

Contact Us

Child Development and Family Center
Campus Child Care Center Building
DeKalb, IL 60115
815-753-8502 (fax)

Hours of Operation

7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.

Child Development and Family Center Annex
The annex is currently closed.

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