In the Community

There are many opportunities for Duke students to address environmental issues in Durham and the surrounding community. Some key resources to explore current options are discussed below.

Duke Office for Civic Engagement

The Duke Office for Civic Engagement (DCCE) Durham Programs has information on a wide variety of opportunities for community involvement. Community partner organizations often provide training. Learn more about how you can serve.

The Office of Durham and Regional Affairs

The Office of Durham and Regional Affairs coordinates Duke's relations with Durham and the Research Triangle region, including but not limited to local government, the Research Triangle Park, Durham public schools, and area colleges and universities. The Office oversees the activities of the Office of Community Affairs and its Duke Durham Neighborhood Partnership. Staff work to strengthen partnerships with Durham to accelerate economic renewal in downtown areas close to campus. Search current volunteer opportunities.

Duke Engage

The Duke Engage program provides funding for Duke undergraduates to pursue an intensive civic engagement experience within a community in need. Through Duke Engage, Duke students address societal issues within the U.S. and abroad. Students are involved in a vast range of civic engagement activities, including environmental advocacy, community outreach, global health, education, social justice and more. 

Community Organizations

Get to know some of the following local community organizations and find out what volunteer opportunities they have available.

Keep Durham Beautiful
Ellerbee Creek Watershed Association
Eno River Association
Brown Black and Green Alliance
Bountiful Backyards
Builders of Hope
Clean Energy Durham
NEEM
SEEDS