Durham Jaycees

The Durham Jaycees is an organization of young professionals between the ages of 21 and 40 who are dedicated to leadership development through community service.

Durham Jaycees


We provide members with opportunities to benefit the community and become leaders through volunteering. We support a variety of organizations by providing time, effort, and in-kind donations. We focus on addressing important issues in our community like poverty, homelessness, hunger, and education.


We offer our members opportunities to develop professional skills. We learn from each other. Members teach workshops on a variety of skills, such as financial planning, car maintenance, and stress relief techniques. We also have workshops taught by outside speakers on professional development topics.


We meet at least once a month to socialize and experience what Durham has to offer. We take part in organized sports and races, visit museums, go to festivals, attend sporting events, and enjoy Durham’s nightlife.


We host Happy Hours regularly throughout the year. This is a great way for young professionals in the area to meet new people and make connections. Anyone is welcome, so bring your friends!

Recognize Achievement

Since 1940, we have recognized individuals who make a difference in the Durham community through the Distinguished Service Awards program. Local recipients are also entered into the state level competition. Recipients of the Durham Jaycees Distinguished Service Award are honored at our local DSA banquet and at the North Carolina Jaycees Spring Meeting.

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