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
Chapel Hill
(throughout the     entire Triangle area!) 
5% Matching Challenge Donor
for all Great Human Race Nonprofits!
Agencies given until June 1 to qualify
Click here for more details
 Nonprofit Training  

Volunteer Clear 
a program of TNVLC

Information Session

Tuesday June 21 
9:00 - 10:00 AM
00 West Main Street, Durham NC

Register Here

Join us to learn about Volunteer Clear, a cost effective and constantly updated Background Check Program.

Background Screening is an important risk management tool for nonprofit organizations offering services to vulnerable individuals, However, creating, managing and updating a Background Checks program can be expensive and time consuming. Now, there is a better solution!

The Center is excited to be teaming up with First Point to offer an all-inclusive background check program. “Volunteer Clear” can be used by any of our nonprofit affiliates. We are pleased to also be able to offer KeepWatch, a Nightly Monitoring Service which screens (every 24 hours) each volunteer in Volunteer Clear. This service tremendously enhances your volunteer background check program. We alert you in real time with any violations. 

Volunteer Clear is an online platform in which the nonprofit organization OR the volunteer can process the background screening check. Each agency will have their own portal/login and can easily access records online

Cultivating Relationships, Capacity Building, and Sustainability

July 20, 2016
1:30pm 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 contact Lenore 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.) 
Volunteer of the Week

Avani Desai

Duke Hospital Auxiliary

A hospital isn’t always a cheerful or pleasant place, but Avani Desai does her part to change that. As a gift shop volunteer with the Duke Hospital Auxiliary, she’s there to cheer up staff members, patients, and family members, and as a book cart volunteer, she moves throughout the hospital, offering pleasure and diversion to patients and their families. Avani began her work with the Duke Hospital Auxiliary as a summer volunteer, but the staff of the junior volunteer program was so impressed by her that they made her a year-round junior leader. Joy Parton, the volunteer coordinator, says, “This is a prestigious accomplishment and we love having Avani here with us!” She adds, “Avani’s devotion and character speak volumes to what our mission is all about.”
Thank you, Avani, for your hard work and for your dedication to helping patients and their families!


Institute for
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/volunteerism is a distinguishing factor with many universities requiring a demonstrated commitment to community service.

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

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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