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!)

Institute of
Civic Engagement
for Emerging Leaders 

What does it mean to be socially responsible?

What pathways exist to become a change agent in your community?

In this competitive college environment, civic engagement and volunteerism is a distinguishing factor with many universities requiring a demonstrated commitment to community service.

The Institute of Civic Engagement (ICE) is an intensive two-week summer enrichment experience. ICE empowers high school students to impact Triangle  communities through socially conscious thought and action. By exploring the root causes of social issues, working with nonprofit agencies, and formulating service projects, students will develop a combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to help shape the future of the Triangle and beyond.

Click here to read further and register! 

This is a joint collaboration between
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center 
and Movement of Youth


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.

HandsOn Triangle 

Learn How helps Recruit and Manage Volunteers

 Thursday July 21
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM

Chapel Hill Public Library Computer Lab

100 Library Drive
Chapel Hill, NC 27514


You will learn how to use the volunteer recruitment web tool Post your listings where potential volunteers can find them.

Please register here  to ensure we have your contact information set up in the software system correctly for the training.

Please contacLenore if you have any questions.   
Cultivating Relationships, Capacity Building, and Sustainability

July  20, 2016
1:30 to 4:30pm 

Chapel Hill Public Library
Chapel Hill, NC
Fee $25 per person 

Grants are available to nonprofits, educational institutions, and faith-based institutions that know how and who to ask.  Learn about the grant process and how to increase your chance for success—from foundation research and cultivation to the development and writing of a proposal.  This half-day grant writing workshop will feature: 

- Important elements of a grant 
  proposal (cover letter, summary 
  statement, statement of problem or 
  need, objectives, evaluation, the 
  budget and future funding)
- Planning and research process, 
  outreach/cultivation of potential 
  foundation and corporate donors
- Typical questions funders ask
- Steps after proposal submisson 
  (site visits/reporting, etc.)

Ruth Peebles, President & Founder 
of The INS Group, has more than 25 years experience in nonprofit management, fundraising, organizational development and project management. She is an instructor for the Duke Certificate Program in Nonprofit Management and an adjunct instructor for the Master of Public Administration Program at NC State University.
Please contacLenore if you have any questions.  
This workshop is made possible thanks to the support of the Strowd Roses Foundation!
(Registration for this workshop would normally run between $85-$100. We are happy to be able to offer a substantial discount to our nonprofit partners.)

Congratulations to our
2015 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

Mary Alice Eckman

Chapel Hill-Carrboro Meals on Wheels

Robert "Bo" Glenn

Urban Ministries


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