Community Service Vehicles

The Community Service Vehicle Program enables students to volunteer in the Evanston and Chicagoland communities. There are five vehicles available to community service Registered Student Organizations (RSOs) for the exclusive purpose of traveling to and from a community agency to perform service.

You must complete both programs before you are eligible to use the vehicles.

For a full description of Community Service Vehicle policies, please review the Community Service Vehicle Policy(doc) or Community Service Vehicle Policy(pdf)

Defensive Driving Certification

Defensive Driving Certification: Northwestern University’s Department of Risk Management proctors daily driver certification testing. The course is online and takes around 1-1.5 hours to complete. Contact Risk Management at (847) 491-3253 to schedule a time to take a test.

Community Service Vehicle Training

Trainings are offered through the Center for Student Involvement, located on the 3rd floor of Norris. Please sign up and schedule an appointment by emailing In the email please list your name and your weekly availability.