Duke University employees have 14 days to enter the DukeConnects Challenge, a friendly competition to see which Duke department and individual employee can complete and report the most volunteer hours between April 18 and May 25.
At community.duke.edu/volunteer, Duke employees are sharing their stories of service. One employee created an outreach program through her church, to send letters and care packages to the military. Another organized a yard sale to benefit Relay for Life. Others have reported their service as Boy Scout leaders, as nonprofit board members, or as volunteers for their children’s schools.
There are countless ways that the Duke community gives back to the community at large. If you’d like to find a volunteer idea or opportunity, visit community.duke.edu/volunteer. There, you can also create your own volunteer profile (as an individual or department) to keep track of your hours and share your story.
To show appreciation for the Duke volunteers who donate their time and talent, Duke’s Office of Durham and Regional Affairs at the end of the DukeConnects Challenge will reward the winnging individual and department with special gifts from local merchants, donated through the Duke-Durham Campaign.