Student service organizations are categorized by Health, Youth, Sports, Hunger & Homelessness, and Miscellaneous. Note that the list below is not exhaustive. If you would like to be added to the list, please contact us at email@example.com.
- National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) on Campus at Duke University
President: Ro Huang
- Duke Student Collaborative on Health Policy
President: Zavera Basrai
- Duke Red Cross
President: Lauren Winslow
- Duke Public Health Brigades
Presidents: Emily Robers, Glory Olowojoba
- Duke Global Brigades
President: Muhib Methani
- Duke Best Buddies
President: Nikki Daniels
- African Nations for Care
President: Advaita Singh
- Doctors Without Borders
President: Julian Burbano
- Brain Injury Awareness Club
President: Neha Vutakuri
- Planned Parenthood Generation Action Duke
President: Anna Muthalaly
- Partners In Health Engage
President: Alejandra Mella-Velazquez
- Pancakes for Parkinson’s
President: Sara Scanlan
President: Elizabeth Kayzman
- Duke Helping Hands for Alzheimers and other Neurological Disorders
Duke HAND seeks to provide our members with the real-world experience of end of life care through volunteering with multiple dementia care partners in the Durham community. We also intend to start a conversation among our members about the existing attitudes of death and dying, and the treatment of seniors and those with neurological disorders.
President: Melinda Guo
- Operation Smile
Operation Smile is an organization focused on spreading awareness on global health issues, especially access to safe surgery for cleft condition patients. We work with the global nonprofit Operation Smile and Duke Cleft and Craniofacial Center’s nonprofit Smile Together.
President: Jondre Macaraeg
- Project HEAL
The mission of Project HEAL is to implement research and service projects in Latinx communities with the aim of reducing global health disparities through education and empowerment. We value sustainable development and preventative measures to improve community health.
President: Aiyana Villaneuva
- 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!
President: Sophie Finkelstein
- 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 in-person with Croasdaile Village every Saturday!
President: Isaac Yang
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 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.
- 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.
- Duke DevilThon
DevilTHON is a philanthropic organization that raises money for the Duke Children’s Hospital. We hold fundraisers, including our annual Dance Marathon, to help ensure that every child has access to funding for healthcare procedures.
President: Dev Shah
- 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.
President: Taylor Nguyen
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.
Progress.Period. is a menstrual health and reproductive health activism group on campus. Our mission is to reduce the stigma surrounding menstruation and raise awareness for the physiological, psychological, social, and economic issues that those who experience menstruation on campus and around the world face as a result of this stigma. We seek to accomplish this goal by raising awareness and funds on campus for the distribution of feminine hygiene products to local homeless shelters and organizations which distribute them to communities in need abroad. We also strive to initiate policy-related efforts, such as abolishing the tampon tax.
Co-presidents: Velda Wang, Sophie Carroll
- Duke Helping Hands for Alzheimers and other Neurological Disorders
EyeServe is a service organization dedicated to volunteering, fundraising, and educating undergraduates on the issues of low vision and blindness. Specifically EyeServe hopes to recruit and organize transportation for undergraduates to participate at local Durham events put on organizations such as the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Additionally, this organization is not yet SOFC Approved; we’d like to discuss ways to spread awareness of the new club to then apply to SOFC for.
President: Benjamin Perry
- GlobeMed at Duke
GlobeMed aims to mobilize a community of students and grassroots leaders to work together to improve the health of people around the world. Today, more than 1,000 students across 36 university-based chapters use the GlobeMed model sustain one-to-one, long-term partnerships with grassroots organizations in communities across Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Through these partnerships, we are building a global network of human connection and impact.
President: David Kong
- Leaders UNITE
Leaders UNITE is a leadership organization that volunteers with elementary, middle, and high school students all across North Carolina. We conduct hands-on leadership activities, discussions, service-projects, leadership conferences, and other events that give students the opportunity to practice leadership and teamwork in a fun way. In Leaders UNITE, we believe that anyone can be a leader and that everyone can use their own unique strengths to become leaders in the classroom and in their community!
- Healthy Hands Initiative
HHI is a nonprofit that aims to provide clean and safe drinking water solutions to villages in India. In the past 2 years, we have installed 4 water hand pumps in 4 villages in India, and have contracts in place to maintain the hand pumps for 10 years.
Co-presidents: Mehul Jain, Aden Clemente
- Duke Remote Area Medical
We take volunteers to pop-up medical clinics in rural areas across the south for hands-on, impactful experiences with providing medical care and addressing health inequalities. We also plan our own pop-up medical clinic in Henderson North Carolina and engage in various health equity service and advocacy opportunities in Durham.
Co-presidents: Eileen Wen, Anika Vemulapalli, Saajan Patel, Anvi Charvu
- Duke Global Medical Brigade
Duke Global Medical Brigades highlights the importance of sustainable global engagement and volunteering through a medical context. We embark on brigades across the world where members witness how cultural and global differences shape healthcare. Through this firsthand experience, members gain an understanding of sustainable medical work and how communities can be empowered to grow for themselves.
- WISER Duke
President: Isha Shah
- KIDZ VOTE
President: Eleanor Ross
- Children’s Ambassadors Program
President: Sean Kehoe
- Clever Endeavor
President: Dongwon Lee
FEMMES+ (Females and Allies Excelling More in Math, Engineering, and Science) is a STEM educational outreach organization targeting kids and teens to get them excited about STEM subjects, with the goal of bolstering the confidence of women and underrepresented minorities and their interest in STEM. FEMMES+ engages kids and teens of the Triangle region through fun activities and events that take place both on Duke’s campus and at local elementary schools.
Co-presidents: Shibani Mallik, Brooke Harmon
- 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!
- Bull City Scholars
The Bull City Scholars Program provides the opportunity for undergraduate students at Duke University to partake in a mentor-mentee relationship with students at Neal Middle School through tutoring both within classes and during after-school programs. This relationship provides additional academic and social support for underprivileged students in the surrounding Durham community. Also, this program instills in undergraduate students a greater understanding of educational disparities present within Durham Public Schools through participation in a house course and service learning engagement at Neal Middle School.
President: Nadeska Montalvan
- 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.
- Camp Kesem
Camp Kesem is a non-profit organization that provides year-round support for children who have been impacted by a caregiver’s cancer. We also host a week-long sleepaway camp at no cost to our camper families. All of the fundraising, counselor recruitment, and camp planning is done by our members.
Co-presidents: Paxtyn Lawson & Kaylee Rodriguez
Facebook: Kesem at Duke University
- 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.
- The Girls’ Club
The mission of TGC is to empower middle school girls attending Durham Public Schools. TGC seeks to accomplish this mission by building a community of mutual trust and respect through weekly meetings between mentees and mentors (Duke undergraduate women) at the Emily K Center, enrichment events in the Durham community, and annual field trips.
President: Sofia Bottinelli
- 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.
- Duke STEM Connect
Duke STEM Connect (DSC) is a community of students passionate about supporting STEM education throughout Durham and mentorship! We partner and collaborate with local Durham schools, working with students to encourage their exploration in science.
Co-presidents: Andrew Liu, David Kong
- 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.
- CHANCE Tutoring
CHANCE tutoring offers free academic support to local Durham students. We hold drop-in tutoring hours, which are 7-9pm on Tuesdays, and encourage students to bring their homework, study materials, or simply concepts they may need help with. We also provide ACT/SAT prep.
- 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.
HUNGER & HOMELESSNESS
- Duke From Houses to Homes
From Houses to Homes is a nonprofit organization that fights poverty in Guatemala through sustainable housing, education, and healthcare. As the Duke branch, we wish to expand the horizons of the Blue Devil community concerning Guatemalan culture, language and tradition, through campus events, travel, and volunteerism. Another major component will be our annual trip to Guatemala, where students from our club will directly serve From Houses to Homes in Antigua by physically building homes, volunteering in the medical clinic, and tutoring children at Kemna’oj school.
- 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.
President: Alex Burgin
- 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.
President: Eliana Shapiro
- 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.
- Community Empowerment Fund
CEF aims to support Durham community members who are experiencing homelessness or financial insecurity. Students hold “advoacte hours” where they will meet with members one-on-one to support their long-term financial goals.
President: Madi McMichael
- Hearts for the Homeless Durham
Hearts for the Homeless Durham provide blood pressure screenings to Durham’s unhoused community. H4H is an international organization with chapters along the East Coast as well as Brazil and the Pacific.
President: Naim Wright
- Society of Women Engineers
President: Katie Drinkwater
- Duke PorColombia
President: Susana Munoz-Lara
- Duke National Association for the Advancement of Colored People
President: Allyson Ashekun
- Duke Jewish Student Union
President: Rina Scolve
- Collegiate 100 Black Men
President: Cody Perry
- Asian American Alliance
President: Celine Wei
- Black Men’s Union
President: Jabari Kwesi
- Black Seminarians Union
President: Victoria Blount
- Black Women’s Union
President: Elyana Riddick
- Center for Race Relations
President: Ryann Richter
- Duke Pamilya: Filipino Students Association
President: Axelle Miel
- Duke UNICEF
President: Ruthie Kesri
President: Tessa Kanjiramkuzhey
- Student Advisory Board at the DHRC@FHI
President: Gargi Mahadeshwar
- Special Olympics College
President: Sarah Kelso
- SKY @ Duke
President: Shreya Goel
- Shave and Buzz at Duke University
President: Maxmilian Huber
- Sexual Harassment and Assault Prevention & Education
President: Rhea Tejwani
President: Talya von Planta Newman
- Sanford Urban Policy Club
President: Alena Antonowich
- Rural Policy Club
President: Rachael Grainger
- Runway of Dreams at Duke
President: Abigail Ullendorff
- Me Too Monologues
President: Benjamin Chipman
- Liberty in North Korea
President: Dianne Kim
- Humans of Duke
President: Gabriela Pereda
- Help Desk
President: Grace Lee
- Gente Aprendiendo para Nuevas Oportunidades
President: Emily Da Cruz
- First Generation Investors at Duke
President: Niso Nahmiyas
- Effective Altruism: Duke
President: Yinhong Zhao
President: Drew LoPolito
- Duke Students for Justice in Palestine
President: Hamza Mohamoud
- Duke Science Policy, Advocacy, and Ethics
President: Rachel Keener
- Duke Democrats
President: Anika Mitra
- Duke Justice Project
President: Chloe Nguyen
- Duke Impact Investing Group
President: Angela Wu
- Duke Engineers for International Development
President: Dea Muca
- Duke ASL
President: Emma Runia
- Define America
President: Maya Lytje
- Duke PAWS
PAWS volunteers with local animal welfare organizations and shelters. These include the APS of Durham and IAR.
President: Angie Deoleo
- Rotaract Club of Duke University
Rotaract is part of Rotary International, a global service organization. We focus on community service, international service, and professional development projects.
President: Heidi Smith
- 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.”
President: Rebecca Ritterband
- 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.
- Alpha Phi Omega
We are the Lambda Nu Chapter of Alpha Phi Omega, the only co-ed community service fraternity at Duke University. Founded in 1955, our chapter takes pride in its service to humanity, as well as the bonds within its diverse membership. We are engineers, pre-meds, humanities majors, athletes, artists, dancers, environmentalists, and activists. In spite of our differences, we are a family that serves together. We do everything from tutoring Durham high school students to tending crops at the Duke Campus Farm to taking care of tigers at Carolina Tiger Rescue! We welcome new brothers at the beginning of every semester.
- Duke Conservation Society
The Duke Conservation Society is a professional student group focusing on contemporary conservation issues and solutions. We cover a variety of fields and explore multiple forms of conservation including wildlife, land trusts, market-based, community-based, and policy-based among others. Our vision is to provide a resource for students and future conservationists in finding solutions to our natural world’s most pressing problems.
- Project Tadpole
Project Tadpole is a service organization focused on increasing accessibility to toys modified for disabilities through outreach events and engineering.
President: Jessica Shah
- Inside Education
Inside Education is an organization that allows Duke students interested to education to come together to meet others with similar interests and have conversations about a variety of different issues pertaining to education. We also do service projects and host social events.
Facebook: Duke Inside Education
- Wingman’s Society
Group for Air Force ROTC members to have fun together and serve the Duke and NCCU communities.