2012 Dive Into Durham Spring Break Program

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

2012 Martin Luther King Million Meals Event

Volunteers from Duke and North Carolina Central University package 80,000 meals for the 2012 MLK Million Meals Event.

2013 Lars Lyon Award

2013 Lars Lyon Award recipient, James Flynn, joined by Community Service Center staff.

Dive Into Durham 2013

Lakewood Community Garden.  Photo by Megan Morr, Duke Photography

DukeEngage-Durham 2010

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

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.

Dive Into Durham 2013 - Reflection

Drawing by Amy Cahill after a week of service in Durham

Dive into Durham 2012

Joyce Okendo, '13, cleans and labels cans at NC Food Bank-Durham Branch

Duke Staff Receives Presidential Award

Patricia Nobles, Staff Specialist, received the  Duke Presidential Award - Meritorious for Clerical/Office Support on 4-21-11

Dr. Seuss Day 2011

AmeriCorps*VISTA, Neil Hoefs, reading Oh the Places You'll Go to 2nd graders at E. K. Powe Elementary School

Alternative Spring Break 2010

The "Natural Disasters: Rebuilding from Ruins" class serving in New Orleans

Duke Music Tutors Walltown Piano Lab

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

Lars Lyon Volunteer Service Award

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

DukeEngage-Durham 2011 Habitat

Hal Zhang, DukeEngage-Durham 2011 participant, at Habitat service activity

Clinton Global Initiative University

Duke NC-ACTS! members, Alikiah Barclay and Justin Maynard,  with the UCAN Serve Clinton Global initiative U (CGI U) Scholars cohort in San Diego, CA

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.


Bob Newlin recognized for service and commitment to Duke and Durham


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

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. 

Check out the new America Reads and Counts Video!

America Reads and Counts - Duke University (2010) from Pilar Timpane on Vimeo.

To access the Fall 2014 America Reads/America Counts New Tutor Application, please CLICK HERE.

To access the Fall 2014 America Reads/America Counts Returning Tutor Registration (Available Monday, August 4th)

Events/ Opportunities
Employee Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award
Posted: May 8, 2014 8:57 am
Advising Corps Leads High School Students toward College Path
Posted: March 18, 2014 8:28 am
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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