Student Service Organizations

HEALTH

 

Project HEAL

A student organization focused on Health, Equity, and Advocacy in Latinx Communities.

Website: https://sites.duke.edu/projecthealduke/

 

Blue Devils vs. Cancer 

We are a service organization affiliated with Duke Cancer Institute aiming to raise awareness for different cancers, fundraise for Duke Cancer Institute, and build a community within the Duke population of students with a similar goal of fighting cancer!

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/bdvsc

Instagram: @bluedevilsvscancer

 

Adopt a Grandparent

Adopt a Grandparent is committed to providing senior citizens with social and emotional support and fostering the formation of positive relationships between Duke students and the local senior citizen community. We currently volunteer virtually with the DNRC every Saturday! 

Website: https://sites.duke.edu/dukeaag/

 

Harmonies for Health 

Harmonies for Health is an organization dedicated to bringing empathy and kindness to the local healthcare community through music therapy at the Ronald McDonald House and the Durham Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Currently, we are looking for volunteers to play live music for residents of the DNRC via Zoom on Saturdays from 2-3 pm EST. We are also open to video submissions if you are unable to volunteer live. For more information, you can contact harmoniesforhealth@gmail.com.

Facebook: www.facebook.com/harmoniesforhealth

 

Duke eNable

eNable is an organization of Duke students that strive to build prosthetics and adaptive devices for limb-different recipients in the Durham area and beyond! All of our devices are customized and designed specifically to suit the recipients and their lifestyles.

Website: https://dukeenable.wordpress.com/

 

Pancakes for Parkinson’s

Pancakes For Parkinson’s is a service organization with a goal to raise funds for the Michael J. Fox Foundation to support Parkinson’s research. We do this by holding multiple events each year that involve pancakes, puppies, and more to raise money for a fantastic cause.

Instagram: @p4p_duke

 

Duke DevilThon

Duke DevilThon is Duke’s chapter of Dance Marathon! We fundraise year-round for our Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, Duke Children’s Hospital, culminating in a multiple hour dance marathon where we stand and dance for all the kids that can’t. Everything we do is FTK!

Instagram: @devilthon

 

Be The Match

We hold fundraisers, bone marrow donor registry drives, and other events to help those suffering from deadly blood cancers such as leukemia and lymphoma to receive life-saving transplants.

Duke Groups: https://dukegroups.com/btmoc/home/

 

Peer Advocacy for Sexual Health

Peer Advocacy for Sexual Health (PASH) is Duke University’s peer-run Sexual Health Resource Center. We are a group of students passionate about improving sexual health at Duke. Our goal is to do this by empowering our peers with knowledge they need to engage in healthy sexual interactions and encouraging non-judgmental discourse on a variety of sexual health topics such as STI prevention, birth control, sexual pleasure and sexual relationships.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DukePASH/

Website: https://dukepash.weebly.com/

 

YOUTH

 

FEMMES

Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science (FEMMES) is a student-run organization that hosts educational outreach programs related to math, science, and engineering for 4th to 12th grade students from the Durham community.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/femmesatduke

Website: https://sites.duke.edu/femmes/

 

Duke Innoworks

Innoworks is a free, week-long STEM camp for local Durham students who will be in 6th, 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in the fall. We are run by Duke undergraduate students in Pratt and Trinity who organize, teach, and mentor campers. Our goal is to present STEM in a fun and engaging way that goes beyond the classroom and looks at real-world experiences!

Website: https://sites.duke.edu/innoworks/home/

 

Bull City Scholars

The mission of Bull City Scholars is to create a sustainable mentorship and tutoring program focused on college access for Durham middle school students that are currently not served by Duke’s Partnership for Service. In order to support an informed model of service, students may participate in an optional, introductory house course investigating education inequality and pedagogy.

Website: https://sites.duke.edu/bullcityscholars/

 

Big Brother Big Sisters

BBBS is a national non-profit organization whose goal is to provide mentorship and tutoring through one-on-one relationships between volunteers and students ages 5 and up facing adversity in low resource areas. Our Duke chapter collaborates with BBBS of the Triangle, which encompasses the Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area.

 

Duke Jewels Inc. 

The purpose of Jewels, Inc. is to empower young urban girls, called Junior Jewels and TenderSTONES, as future leaders through education, training, and social activism. We are an organization dedicated to changing the negative connotation associated with being an “urban girl” in today’s society. We strive to make a difference in the lives of young girls and assist them in becoming successful with the path they choose upon graduating high school. Jewels, Inc. strongly believes in giving back to the community and has been doing so through mentorship of elementary, middle and high school girls in Washington, DC, and throughout the nation. The organization continues its initiatives to reach out to young girls everywhere. As members of Jewels, Inc., we strive to be mentors who are role models, leaders, and positive agents of change for our mentees.

We achieve these goals by prioritizing providing venues where young urban girls can acquire understanding of the technical and social skills necessary to assume leadership roles through actual practice. Hosting collaborative events between Jewels, Inc. and our TenderStones and Junior Jewels will instill responsibility for producing community-based events centered around entertainment, education and health awareness.

Instagram: @dukejewelsinc

 

Camp Kesem

Camp Kesem supports children through and beyond a parent’s cancer.

Website: https://dukepr.wixsite.com/ckduke

 

Audacity Labs

Audacity Labs is a startup incubator and co-working space for teens with the mission of democratizing entrepreneurship. Our curriculum and amenities empower local 9th-12th grade students with the tools and resources to effectively develop a start-up commercial or social enterprise. The program will enable participants to zoom in on a specific issue or customer need, prototype ideas to address that need, develop a new product or service, and eventually lead to a sustained enterprise. In doing so, students will develop key 21st century skills associated with the start-up process, including problem-solving, creativity, confident communications, computational thinking, and collaboration. To support them in this endeavor, members are empowered by workshops, mentors, virtual reality excursions, academic support, and counseling.

Website: https://www.audacitylabs.org/

 

The Girls’ Club

The Girls’ Club is a mentorship and community program at the Emily K Center that matches femme/ female-identifying Duke students to local middle school girls for educational support and socioemotional learning. We hold weekly sessions to discuss topics of particular importance to young girls, as well as middle school students generally. These topics range from female empowerment and leadership to mental health and stress management to informed and active citizenship.

 

Duke China Care

Duke China Care strives to help Chinese adoptees and orphans on a local and national level. 

We will be hosting mentorship programs, penpals, and sending out bi-weekly DIY crafts, food recipes, and movie/show recommendations for adoptees and their parents to do at home. These events focus on teaching children about their cultural heritage through activities like arts and crafts, food, and connecting with other Asian American students. Every year we also hold an Annual Banquet to fundraise for the OneSky Foundation to help provide medical treatment for orphans in Beijing.

Website: https://sites.duke.edu/chinacare/

 

Duke Health and STEM Connect

DHSC is a Duke-based organization with the mission to allow undergraduate students to become involved in science outreach for local Durham schools by giving educational talks, organizing field trips, and providing academic & professional mentorship. We are in pilot partnership at Hillside High School and Lowe’s Grove Middle School with a goal to expand to more locales in the future.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DHSC21

 

Duke Association of Debate Coaches

The Duke Association of Debate coaches provides Duke students with the opportunity to volunteer with the Triangle Debate League – a Durham-based nonprofit dedicated to providing a completely free and fully accessible debate league for high school students in the Triangle Area of NC. 

Website: https://triangledebate.com/

 

SPORTS 

 

Special Olympics College

We host Special Olympics programming for Duke students and local SO athletes.

 

Athlete Ally

Our mission is to create visibility, inclusivity and awareness surrounding the LGBTQ+ community in sport and champion equality for all individuals.

Instagram: @dukeathleteally

 

HUNGER & HOMELESSNESS

 

Duke Simple Charity

We are a movement of Christian students that helps our global neighbors overcome poverty by fundraising for trustworthy charities, advocating for restorative justice, and building Kingdom-minded community.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/simplecharityduke

Website: https://simplecharity.org

 

Challah for Hunger

Challah for Hunger is a nationally recognized organization in which students bake and sell challah to raise money for charities that fight hunger. We bake Challah once a month on Thursdays and sell it on Friday mornings on the BC Plaza.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dukechallah4hunger

 

Duke Habitat for Humanity

Habitat for Humanity of Durham is dedicated to eliminating substandard housing locally and worldwide through constructing, rehabilitating and preserving homes; by advocating for fair and just housing policies; and by providing training and access to resources to help families improve their shelter conditions. Habitat welcomes volunteers and supporters from all backgrounds and also serves people in need of decent housing regardless of race or religion.

Website: https://sites.duke.edu/dukehfh/

 

Community Empowerment Fund

The Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) is a non-profit organization in Durham and Orange Counties of North Carolina. CEF’s mission is to cultivate opportunities, assets, and communities that sustain transitions out of homelessness and poverty.

Founded in 2009, CEF provides person-centered support, financial education, and asset building tools to individuals experiencing homelessness or housing insecurity.

Website: https://communityempowermentfund.org/

 

MISCELLANEOUS 

 

Duke PAWS

Duke PAWS (Promoting Animal Welfare through Service) is a Duke student community service group organized to raise awareness on campus and in the community about the companion animal (cats, dogs, gerbils, etc.) population in Durham and educate the public on the importance of proper animal care. We organize volunteer trips to the Orange County Animal Shelter where students can help care for dogs, cats, and other animals.

Instagram: @paws_duke 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dukepaws 

 

Rotaract Club of Duke University

Duke Rotaract is a service and professional development organization affiliated with Rotary International, a global network of over 1.2 million business and community leaders in virtually every country and territory on the planet. The mission of Rotaract is to provide an opportunity for men and women to enhance the knowledge and skills that will assist them in personal development, to address the physical and social needs of their communities, and to promote better relations between all people worldwide through a framework of friendship and service.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/RotaractofDuke

Website: https://sites.duke.edu/dukerotaract/

 

Coalition for Preserving Memory

CPM is dedicated to memorializing genocide victims from the 20th and 21st centuries in a way that will be relevant and meaningful to future generations. Our small team of students works to plan on campus events such as film screenings, speakers, and our annual 24-hour name reading ceremony in order to foster conversation and remembrance.

“Remembering humanity at its worst to inspire it at its best.”

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/dukecpm/

Website: www.coalitionforpreservingmemory.com

 

Duke NAACP

Focusing on healthcare, education, and political action, Duke’s NAACP chapter aims to establish the foundation for lifelong involvement in social justice and engage with social justice work at Duke and in Durham. 

Instagram/Twitter: @dukenaacp 

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/DukeNAACPchapter