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  


Cultivating Relationships, Capacity Building, and Sustainability

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, 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.  
Volunteer of the Week

Timothy Hucks

Volunteers for Youth

Timothy Hucks is a “consistent champion” for young people. He’s a member of the board of Volunteers for Youth, an organization that mentors teenagers, supervises their community service, and runs a Teen Court. In the words of Susan Worley, the group’s Executive Director, Tim is “the epitome” of a board member and has for many years been “the driving force” behind the annual golf tournament. She explains: “His enthusiasm and tireless efforts are the reason the event has raised thousands of dollars.” Tim is always coming up with new projects and initiatives, and his hard work and enthusiasm play a large role in their success. He’s also made a long-term commitment to many other volunteer organizations—he’s been a member of Kiwanis of Hillsborough for 25 years! — and he does all this while holding a full-time job.
Thank you, Tim, for your unflagging energy and your devotion to our community!  

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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