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.

Become an Alumni Interviewer

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 an opportunity for Duke to learn more about the applicant and the applicant to learn more about Duke in a way no brochure can capture.

Position descriptions:
AAAC Chairperson  |  AAAC Volunteer

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 organizing 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


Join the Blue Crew

Spread Duke pride from the comfort of your home

Help us share great news about Duke through your social media networks. As part of the Blue Crew, you'll receive exclusive Duke news that you can share with your friends with one button click. It's a great way to stay connected and show your Duke pride. Plus, you can win great Duke prizes.

Join the Blue Crew

Get involved: Go to to sign-up for the Blue Crew.

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.

Get involved: Contact

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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