Give your time, get so much more


If you want to deepen your connection to Duke, its students and alumni, there’s no better way than by sharing your time and talent with the university. Our volunteers are ambassadors, organizers, energizers and mentors. They uphold Duke traditions and make the power of the alumni network come alive for the whole community. These are just a few of the ways you can make a difference for Duke – and yourself.

Why I Volunteer for Duke

Regional Volunteers

Mobilize your local Duke community

Volunteers drive the activity of Duke Alumni chapters around the world. You can help mobilize alumni in your area by planning programs, hosting and ogranizing events or even just suggesting ideas for ways to connect alumni in your community.

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Get involved: Contact or get in touch with the volunteer leaders in your local alumni group

Current volunteers: See our Volunteer Resources page for tips on successful alumni events and programs


Class Volunteers

Reconnect friends, rekindle memories

What makes or breaks a class reunion? The commitment and energy of our class volunteers. We need alumni to help spread the word about their class reunion, mobilize classmates, organize affinity groups and promote participation in class giving. With your help, we'll be sure it's a reunion you and your friends will never forget.

Class Volunteer

Get involved: Contact

Alumni Interviewing

Help build Duke’s next class

Each year, more than 4,500 alumni interview thousands of the nation’s top high-school students as part of DAA’s Alumni Admissions Advisory Committees (AAACs). Alumni interviews play a valuable role in the admissions process — both providing prospective students a chance to introduce the personality behind the application and giving alumni the opportunity to express the unique Duke spirit in a way that no brochure can capture.

Get involved: Contact and we'll connect you with your area AAAC chair

Duke Reader Project

Give a student professional feedback

The Duke Reader Project, a partnership between DAA and Duke’s Thompson Writing Program, recruits alumni to offer feedback on student writing assignments in their professional fields. Through just a simple act of reading and offering your expertise, you’ll help students sharpen the communication and reasoning skills they need to succeed in their chosen professions.

Reader Program

Get involved: Sign up as a volunteer reader

Duke Schools Volunteering

Help your school extend its reach

Just about every school at Duke depends on volunteers to mentor and network with students, provide career advice, connect alumni and serve on leadership boards. Explore the many ways you can be more involved across campus at these sites:

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