Community Engagement Opportunities

Volunteer Opportunities

The Office of Durham and Community Affairs maintains a listing of local volunteer opportunities. Additionally, Duke has a number of civic engagement programs offering opportunities to get involved in the community.

More than 40 nonprofit and government organizations attended the virtual Volunteer Fair on Sept. 10. Find out more about the organizations or view the recorded videos.

Below is a list of current volunteer opportunities:

Community-Based Federal Work Study

Duke provides a wide variety of community-based work-study opportunities for students interested in working in Durham. These positions provide students with meaningful skill development and sustained employment and organizations with skilled labor at minimal cost. Organizations hosting a community-based federal work-study position are reimbursed for 90% of the cost of a work-study student. All positions for fall 2020 are remote positions in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Available Positions (all are remote):

America Reads / America Counts
The Duke America Reads/America Counts (ARAC) program is designed to enhance primary-level reading and math skills of children in Durham, while providing Duke University students the opportunity to give back and learn from their community, gain work experience, and earn money. Currently seeking VIRTUAL literacy (reading and math) tutors and teacher assistants to support elementary and middle school students. Positions are open to undergraduate, graduate and professional school students who have received federal work-study awards. New tutors must attend a virtual orientation and trainings based on cultural competency and social justice. Spring 2021 programming will be virtual. $13.50-$16.50/hour, flexible hours. Application is open now for Spring 2021.  To apply visit https://sites.duke.edu/arac/. (updated 1/8/2021)

Audacity Labs
Audacity Labs is a curriculum provider, startup incubator, and co-working space for teens. Their virtual curriculum and amenities seek to empower local 9th-12th grade students with the tools and resources to effectively develop a start-up commercial or social enterprise. They are currently seeking:

  • Executive Team Members to work alongside the CEO and Executive Director to carry out core functions for Audacity Labs. Requirements include current enrollment status as a sophomore or junior undergraduate student at a Triangle Area university, a GPA of 3.3 or higher, an extreme passion for innovation and entrepreneurship, experience in teams, great interpersonal skills and an interest in working with teens to develop products and services. Applicants should possess exceptional problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills (verbal and written), an attention to detail, ability to multitask and work independently and with team members to collectively meet proposal deadlines, proficiency using Adobe PDF and Microsoft Office, availability to work during the dates provided above and located in Durham. 7-10 hours/week, $15.00/hour. To apply contact Anjanette Miller, anjmiller2512@gmail.com, or (972) 978-4833.
  • Undergraduate Coaches to manage a team of roughly six high school students, work offline in management meetings, assisting in research and organization efforts of your team, help students discover opportunities and work with them to identify paths for higher education and post-graduation development, monitor student progress and help flag any potential issues throughout the program. Must be currently enrolled as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduate student at a Triangle Area university, have a GPA of 3.0 or higher, possess an extreme passion for innovation and entrepreneurship, experience in teams, great interpersonal skills and an interest in working with teens to develop products and services. 2 hours/week, $11.50/hour. To apply contact Anjanette Miller, anjmiller2512@gmail.com, or (972) 978-4833.
  • Grant Writers whose responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, preparing grant proposals, beginning by performing research, as well as administrative and communications-related tasks to assist with tracking and organizing of prospective funders, maintaining relationships with current funders and assisting grants managers in ensuring the organization is in compliance with all current funding requirements. Requirements include current enrollment status as a freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior undergraduate student at a Triangle Area university, a GPA of 3.0 or higher, an extreme passion for innovation and entrepreneurship, experience in teams, great interpersonal skills and an interest in working with teens to develop products and services. Applicants should possess exceptional problem-solving, organizational, and communication skills (verbal and written), as well as an attention to detail, the ability to multitask as well as work independently and with team members to collectively meet proposal deadlines, proficiency using Adobe PDF and Microsoft Office, availability to work during the dates provided above and located in Durham. 5-7/week, $12.50/hour. To apply contact Anjanette Miller, anjmiller2512@gmail.com, or (972) 978-4833.

More information is available to nonprofit organizations interested in hiring a work-study student here.

For more engagement opportunities, visit:

United Way of the Greater Triangle

The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center

Idealist

Volunteer Match

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