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Summer Service Opportunities

St. Joseph’s: Eat breakfast with the homeless at St. Joseph’s Episcopal Church within walking distance from East Campus; 7:30-9:00 am Mon-Fri, can just show up
Website: http://saintjosephsdurham.org/

Open Table Ministries: Eat lunch with the homeless on the grounds of Trinity United Methodist at 215 N Church Street; noon-1:00 pm Mondays, can just show up
Email: opentableministry@gmail.com

Hillcrest: Visit with residents at the convalescent home within walking distance from East Campus; times are flexible, recommend weekday evenings before 7:30pm or during the day on Sat/Sun, can just show up
Email: activities@hillcrestnc.com

Caring House: Prepare dinner for Duke Cancer patients at the Caring House; dinner is served at 5:30pm Mon-Thurs
Email: development_manager@caringhouse.org to schedule

Ronald McDonald House: Prepare dinner or brunch for families at the Ronald McDonald House; dinner is served 6:00pm Tues-Sun, brunch is served 10:00am on weekends
Email: clay@rmhdurhamwake.org to schedule

Urban Ministries: Sort and hang clothes in the clothing closet at Urban Ministries in downtown Durham; typically Saturday mornings 9-10:30am with a group of up to 8
Email Gin Jackson to schedule: gjackson@umdurham.org

Gleaning: Gathering crops from the fields that would otherwise be left to rot with the Society of St Andrew on Saturday mornings
Email Bruce Oland (gleantriangle@endhunger.org) to get updates about upcoming opportunities

Participant Testimonials

“Encounter provided a great opportunity for me to get involved with an awesome service organization in Durham that provides meals for homeless people. I really gained a lot by interacting with the people at Open People, and it was fulfilling to see the impact that God was having on these people through this service organization.” -Andrew Method

“Working with the kids at the Boys and Girls Club helped me to learn more about the Durham community on an intimate level. I came to Duke thinking Durham simply the location where I go to college – now I think of Durham as my second home. In the classroom, teaching the alphabet, spelling, and basic math reminded me how the excitement of learning doesn’t fade, even as we get older.” – Adam Kershner

“Visiting the Hillcrest Convalescent Center every week gives me a chance to breathe and catch up with friends who have good stories, great dispositions, and are always happy to see me!” — Maria Luisa Frasson

“Encounter was a great way to get more involved in the community around Durham.  It was a nice break from the stresses of the school week and really an enjoyable experience.  I will definitely volunteer at Hillcrest again!”

“Open Table Ministry provided a way for me to not just live at Duke, but also in Durham.  Getting to know the homeless humanizes an issue that is so often ignored, and instills the reality that God made and loves all people, just as we are called to do.” -Victoria Treboschi