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

Mayors Award Winners
Photo Shoot
with the Mayor!

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 (Students with last names starting from A-M)
Monday, September 21, 2016 (Students with last names starting from N-Z)  

Tomorrow's Community Leaders Event
Thursday, October 27 at 7pm
NC School of Science and Math
We will be recognizing students for the following programs: 
  • Commissioners' Award
  • Mayor's Award
  • Presidential Award
  • Student Action Board
  • Institute of Civic Engagement for Emerging Leaders 
Questions? Contact John Rich

Volunteer Leader of the Week

Gin Jackson

Urban Ministries of Durham


As Director of Community Engagement at Urban Ministries of Durham (UMD), Gin Jackson is not a volunteer, but she makes the work of more than 4000 volunteers possible. Gin recruits, screens, and places volunteers, creatively matching individuals and groups with jobs at UMD’s Community Café, Food Pantry, and Clothing Closet. She works with the board, forges relationships with local organizations, and develops new projects and initiatives. She identifies, lists, and solicits gifts and donations, and finds opportunities for public outreach and fundraising. In the words of Patrice Nelson, her supervisor, Gin “brings the organizational skills of a corporate manager to UMD. Every day, she expands our community connections . . . increasing the number of people who are aware of UMD and engaged in our work.”
Thank you, Gin, for the countless ways in which you’ve made UMD more efficient, more professional, and more useful to those it serves.

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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