Get Involved


Volunteering (please note, this list is only a starting point. There are many, many opportunities to volunteer, near and far).

Duke Partnership for Service (dPS)
dPS is the governance organization for student service groups, social action groups, and initiatives of all sorts. 65+ student-run service organizations are a part of dPS, and they range from involvement in education, health, the environment, and much more.

Duke Office of Civic Engagement
The Duke Office of Civic Engagement incubates, coordinates and amplifies the various ways that students, faculty and staff work to make a difference in the civic life of our communities. Serving as the hub for civic engagement activities across campus, the Office supports Duke’s collaborations with communities on pressing social challenges.

Duke office of Durham & Regional Affairs
The Community Service Center provides Duke students with countless opportunities to make a difference in Durham. This relationship strengthens the schools, non-profits and neighborhoods with which students work; it also prepares Duke students to become tomorrow’s leaders in their own communities.

DukeList provides a number of volunteer opportunties and activities within the community. A Duke NetID is required to access the opportunties.

Alternative Spring/Fall Breaks
Held during the traditional fall and spring break periods, Alternative Breaks are programs where students travel beyond Duke and Durham and participate in projects where they not only serve the community but learn about issues affecting communities with which they may not otherwise interact.

DukeEngage empowers students to address critical human needs through immersive service, in the process transforming students, advancing the University’s educational mission, and providing meaningful assistance to communities in the U.S. and abroad.

Service Learning
Service-Learning is a teaching and learning strategy that integrates meaningful community service with instruction and reflection to enrich the learning experience, teach civic responsibility, and strengthen communities.

DukeGroups is the central repository of student group information. All student organizations must register with DukeGroups through UCAE in order to receive all the benefits offered to properly registered student groups.