After more than 40 years 
as the Volunteer Center of Durham
we are changing our name to reflect
WHAT we do and WHERE we do it.

We serve All Nonprofits & Volunteers
throughout the Triangle
and now our name fits our mission!

The Center serves more than 1,090 nonprofits 10,840 volunteers in
Chapel Hill   Durham    Raleigh
(across the entire Triangle area!)


Important Updates for our Youth Programs

Upcoming Deadlines 

July 15
Commissioner's Award (formerly the Hard Corps Award) deadline to submit all paperwork/timesheets for the past school year service hours.  
(Click here for more information about this program)


September 2
Mayor's Award deadline to submit all paperwork/ timesheets for Summer Service hours. 

September 2
President's Award deadline to submit all paperwork/
timesheets for service hours over the past 12 months
(Click here for more information about this program)


Volunteer of the Week

Debbie Parrish

Duke Home Care and Hospice


In the words of Carolyn Cosher, her Volunteer Supervisor at the Hock Family Pavilion, Debbie Parrish is “at the heart of our ambassador program.” The Pavilion is an inpatient hospice facility, featuring twelve private patient rooms, and Debbie’s job is to welcome visitors and provide a personal contact. She answers phones, offers tours, assists the staff with clerical tasks, takes care of plants, assists with decorations, and does everything she can to create a welcoming environment for visitors, patients, and staff. Most importantly, according to Cosher, she listens “to the stories people must tell at this time.” She adds: “Debbie goes above and beyond. Everyone who interacts with her feels her special kind of caring.”
Thank you, Debbie, for helping members of our community at this difficult time in their lives, and for your hard work, kindness, and compassion.

Congratulations to our
2016 Governor's Medallion Award for Volunteer Service

This award recognizes the "top 20" volunteers in the state.
Medallion recipients are nominated at the county level then
evaluated by a panel of community service leaders from across the state.
Click here to see our full list of Key Award Winners

Durham County

Linda Walters
Mentor Category

 Hillandale Elementary School

Orange County

Clara To
Youth Category

Triangle Disability Awareness


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