Volunteering

Duke alumni volunteers propel all of the activities of the Duke Alumni Association and invigorate some of the university's most important initiatives. Alumni volunteers conduct interviews with admissions prospects, provide internships to undergraduates, and organize reunions. Visit the Duke Alumni Network website to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

Alumni Admissions Advisory Committee (AAAC) Interviewer

Time requirements: 1-2 hrs/mo.
Each year, thousands of undergraduate applicants are interviewed by alumni volunteers. This is a critically important service alumni provide, because it puts each applicant in touch with a local alumni who can answer questions and assist them through the application process. The interview gives applicants a personalized view of Duke the communicates our character, style and school spirit--qualities that brochures, college nights, and group information sessions may not convey. There are more than 250 AAAC committee in the U.S. and abroad, and more than 4,500 alums participating in this program.

Get involved: Contact dukeaaac@daa.duke.edu and we'll connect you with your area AAAC chair

Duke Reader Project

The Thompson Writing Program and Office of Alumni Affairs are collaborating to bring current Duke students together with Duke alumni and employees. The Duke Reader Project offers students feedback on a class writing assignment from members of the broader Duke community who have relevant professional experience. Feedback from outside the classroom is not only a great source of motivation; it can help students learn to anticipate the needs and expectations of readers.

Get involved: Sign up as a volunteer reader

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.

Get involved: Contact volunteer@daa.duke.edu or get in touch with the volunteer leaders in your local alumni group

Reconnect With Friends

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 reunions@daa.duke.edu

Plan a Duke Event or Participate in Duke Alums Engage

Volunteers bring life to Duke Alumni events and programs all over the world. We've assembled resources and tips from some of our best volunteers to help you plan successful events and energize your Duke Alumni community. For example, Duke Alums Engage invites Duke alums to examine and address the social and political issues impacting their local communities. Volunteers can connect with other Duke alumni and friends and work side by side on a project that meets the needs of their local community.

Learn more about Duke volunteer resources