Duke Energy In Action

Volunteerism is an integral part of Duke Energy's commitment to the communities where we live and serve. Throughout the year, our employees and retirees build relationships and hone their leadership skills by volunteering in their local communities. Here are some of the ways our employees make a difference through our Duke Energy In Action program.


Employees volunteer their time while helping nonprofit organizations that are important to them. At the same time, employees earn matching cash donations from Duke Energy for their volunteer hours that can go to the nonprofit of their choice.


Employees can pool their hours together to support a common cause. Teams that volunteer 40 hours or more will earn a company donation for the nonprofit supported by the team.


Employees can make a contribution of at least $100 to an eligible charity and the company will provide a 1:1 match for their donation.

Company Sponsored Volunteer Projects 

These projects provide employees and retirees the opportunity to participate in large-scale volunteer projects organized by the company. Projects span a range of non-profits and causes, including environment, K to Career and community impact.

Health and Human Services and Cultural Enrichment

Each year, our employees and retirees help provide critical health and human service assistance through our annual United Way campaign. The company also supports arts initiatives that bolster the economic development and cultural diversity of our regions, such as Cincinnati’s ArtsWave and Charlotte’s Arts and Science Council — organizations that distribute funds to local arts, science and history programs.
Employees volunteered more than 140 hours to beautify these two Asheville, N.C., schools, from building planter benches to assembling steel benches to sanding and staining picnic tables.

Enka Middle School

As part of the Hoosier to Hoosier reuse program, employees collected items that students at the Bloomington campus typically throw away or leave behind in their student housing at the end of the spring semester. The items are then refurbished and sold, with the proceeds going to local nonprofit organizations.

Indiana University
More than 70 employees gave 288 hours of volunteer service removing debris and weeds along the Boca Ciega Bay in Florida. The volunteers also sorted and organized donations for veterans at the center.

Bay pines
Volunteers gave more than 200 hours of service, from painting several rooms to landscaping outdoor areas at this Darlington, SC school.

J L Cain Elementary School
More than 18 organizations and 180 volunteers combined efforts to help a community feed over 1,000 needy families during the holidays.

Terre Haute

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