Dr. Seuss Day 2011

America Reads tutor working with 2nd graders at E. K. Powe Elementary School at the "imagination station"

2012 Dive Into Durham Spring Break Program

Annual Dive Into Durham Spring Break service program which focuses on hunger and homelessness issues in Durham. 

Alternative Spring Break 2009

Duke Students volunteering at New Orleans.

Make a Difference Day '09

Golf Frisbee course maintenance at Cornwallis Rd. Park

2011 Make A Difference Day at Burch Avenue Neighborhood Park

Students and neighbors collaborate on a clean-up project for the 2011 Make A Difference Day at Burch Avenue Neighborhood Park.

North Caroline Campus Compact 2013 Civic Engagement Professional of the Year Award

2013 Recipient, Elaine Madison, Director of the Duke Community Service Center, pictured with Dr. Lisa Keyne, Executive Director of NC Campus Compact and Dr. Kenneth Peacock, NC Campus Compact Executive Board Chair and Chancellor of Appalachain State University.  Photo taken by Scott Muthersbaugh.

Hyunkoo at Caring House

Hyunkoo Chung, DukeEngage-Durham 2011 participant, connected with the residents at Caring House with the creation of community dinners.  Photo taken by Eric Van Danen, Director of Communications for DukeEngage.

Duke Music Tutors Walltown Piano Lab

Sammie Truong, '15, with one of her students during a recital

2013 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards - Student Recipient

Kathleen Perry, '13 (Center) with Domonique Redmond, Chair of Student Selection Committee (r) and Sam Miglarese, Chair of Employee Selection Committee (l)

Ellen Litkowski - DukeEngage-Durham 2010

Science curriculum was developed and implemented for youth grades K-7 at Camp Calvary.

DukeEngage-Durham 2010

Full Durham immersion involves service.  The cohort participated in a Habitat project.

Dive Into Durham 2013

Lakewood Community Garden.  Photo by Megan Morr, Duke Photography

2011 Algernon Sidney Sullivan Award

Recipient, Alic Mao, with committee chairs, Sam Miglarese and Domoniqe Redmond at the Duke University Leadership and Service Awards ceremony.

Dive Into Durham 2013 - Reflection

Drawing by Amy Cahill after a week of service in Durham

Lars Lyon Volunteer Service Award

2011 Recipient, Nicole Sales, and fellow nominee, Vinayak Nikam joined by CSC staff.

The Duke Community Service Center (CSC) offers numerous avenues for Duke students and employees to find ways to get involved in our host city of Durham, NC. Feel free to browse the many volunteer listings submitted by our partner non-profit agencies; search the alphabetical agency list; read our latest newsletter;  gain more information about our signature programs; register to receive updated service announcements on one or all of our email list serves; and much more.


We are now accepting employment applications for 2014-2015.  The opening for the CAC advisor position is currently posted on the Duke HR web site.  You can locate and apply to this specific job on that site as an external applicant by using the requisition number 400819802 and the job title CAC advisor. 

The Odyssey of the Mind team at Club Boulevard Elementary Needs a Coach!

The 2nd/3rd grade team is required to provide a judge for the regional tournament in Chapel Hill on March 1.  Will you help?

Typhoon Haiyan, considered one of the strongest tropical storms ever, made landfall in the Philippines early November 8 and caused catastrophic damage.

Following are Ways to Get Involved:

The American Red Cross has a direct link set up for relief



Qualifications - Some jobs have requirements although most are open to anyone. Stage MC's will be screened and Beer Garden Attendants must be 18 years or older.

Congratulations to the 2013 Algernon Sydney Sullivan Awards recipients.

  • Staff Recipient - Geoffrey Mock
  • Student Recipient - Kathleen Perry, '13


To learn more, reach the Duke Today article



The 2013 Selection Committee has announced that Elaine Madison is the 2013 Civic Engagement Professional of the Year Award recipient. This year’s nominees included an impressive field of civic engagement professionals. 

Events/ Opportunities
Advising Corps Leads High School Students toward College Path
Posted: March 18, 2014 8:28 am
College Advising Corps is Hiring!
Posted: March 17, 2014 2:39 pm
Odyssee of the Mind Coach Needed
Posted: February 6, 2014 4:23 pm
Typhoon Haiyan Relief Efforts
Posted: November 12, 2013 8:47 am
Project Share
Posted: November 4, 2013 12:54 pm


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