Doing Good in the Neighborhood offers several ways to engage coworkers and work as a team to support a good cause. If your idea for getting involved isn’t covered below, contact us at We would love to hear from you!

Become a “Campaign Champion”

2016 Doing Good in the Neighborhood Champions celebrate the kickoff last year with campaign staff.

Campaign Champions act within their departments as advocates and spokespeople for the Doing Good in the Neighborhood campaign. Champions use internal communication channels to share information about the campaign’s impact and how to donate. The role is unique in each department, depending on the time and interests of each Champion.

More than 50 Campaign Champions have committed to helping with the 2017 campaign blitz, and we’re always looking to add more enthusiastic employees to our ranks. 

Campaign staff work to make the role of Campaign Champion as easy and rewarding as possible. We provide all requested materials, and we work with Champions to brainstorm how we can support their outreach to their colleagues. The goal of Campaign Champions is never to pressure their coworkers to donate, but to ensure they are aware of the campaign as a collective Duke effort.

To learn more about the roles of different Campaign Champions, to express interest in becoming a Champion, or to nominate a Champion for your department, contact us at

Volunteer in the Community

Another way to give back during the Doing Good in the Neighborhood campaign is to volunteer with local schools, nonprofits and neighborhoods. Campaign staff can connect individuals as well as departments with volunteer opportunities during the campaign kickoff in October  as well as throughout the year.

Whether you and your coworkers would like to be plugged in to existing volunteer opportunities, or you would like a service event tailored to your interests and logistics, we are here to help. Contact April Dudash at or (919) 668-1967 to discuss your options.

Be sure to check the Community Service Center’s list of volunteer opportunities too!

habitat12-614x393Duke Development colleagues work together on a Habitat for Humanity house during their Day of Caring, coordinated with support from Doing Good in the Neighborhood campaign staff.