Make a difference the Duke way

Duke Alums Engage

At Duke you learned to make your knowledge count – to see challenges in your community as opportunities to apply your insights. Our signature program, Duke Alums Engage, helps alumni fulfill their commitment to learn and serve. Inspired by the same values at the core of the DukeEngage undergraduate service-learning program, Duke Alums Engage helps alumni tap into the spirit of knowledge in service to society – to change your world in a uniquely Duke way.

Opportunities to Engage

Scroll down to see upcoming community service/volunteer events that are open for registration.

Sanford Serves

Explore an additional way to contribute through Sanford Serves organized by the Development and Alumni Relations Team at Sanford School of Public Policy.

Terry Sanford is one of North Carolina and Duke’s most influential, servant-minded figures, known for his outrageous ambition and belief in service learning. He dedicated his life to ethical leadership and public life, qualities that form the core of the Duke Sanford school’s mission. In honor of Duke’s Centennial and the Sanford School’s namesake, Duke alumni from all over the world are invited to join Duke Sanford through May 2024 in performing community service towards the goal of improving our world .  Our collective goal is to serve 100 hours, so whether you set aside 30 minutes or 3 hours, your time will help us reach our goal!

Learn more about Sanford Serves.

Have questions? Reach out to Sanford’s Associate Director of Alumni Relations at



Register now for these events

Sanford Serves

Tuesday, January 09, 2024 | 12:00 PM EST to Friday, May 31, 2024 | 12:00 PM EDT ,


Devilishly Delicious: Make a Meal at the Ronald McDonald Houses of Colorado

Friday, June 14, 2024 | 04:00 PM MDT ,

Ronald McDonald House Charities - Denver
1300 E 21st Ave
Denver, CO 80205

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston Animeals on Wheels

Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 09:00 AM CDT ,

Interfaith Ministries for Greater Houston
1111 Stuart Street
Houston, TX 77004

Devilishly Delicious: Make a Meal at the Ronald McDonald Houses of Colorado

Saturday, June 15, 2024 | 08:00 AM MDT ,

Ronald McDonald House Charities - Aurora
932 N Potomac Cir
Aurora, CO 80011