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!)


Community Leaders Event

Thursday, October 27 at  7pm
NC School of Science & Math

John Frederick Educational Technology Complex
1219 Broad Street
Durham, NC 27705

We will be recognizing students in the following programs:

•  Commissioners' Award
•  Mayor's Award
•  Presidential Award
•  Student Action Board
•  Institute of Civic    
    Engagement for
    Emerging Leaders 

Questions? Contact John Rich

Upcoming Nonprofit
Training Sessions

What Nonprofits Need to Know About the Overtime Rule 

Gracie Johnson-Lopez, President Diversity & HR Solutions

Join us for this special informational workshop focusing on the US Department of Labor's changes on overtime rules and regulations. This one hour workshop will include: 
Coverage under the FLSA, Exemptions and Options For Responding the Changes and Tracking Hours.     

Tuesday October 25
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill, NC
Background Checks
"Volunteer Clear" 
(a TNVLC program)

2 Information Sessions

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—children, the elderly and those with disabilities. However, creating, managing and updating a Background Checks program can be expensive and time consuming. Now, there is a better solution!

The TNVLC is excited to be teaming up with First Point to offer an all-inclusive background check program. “Volunteer Clear” can be used by any nonprofit affiliate of The Volunteer Center of Durham.  Agencies can opt for 2 different screening options:

- Multi-state (National)
- Criminal Records Index/Database (the most commonly used) 

 Wednesday October 26, 9am-10am
TNVLC Offices (Duke University Office of Regional Affairs bldg.)
700 West Main Street, Durham

Wednesday, November 2, 1pm-2pm
Chapel Hill Public Library
100 Library Drive, Chapel Hill

Register Here  for October 26th

Register Here 
for November 2nd
Volunteer of the Week

Patricia Owen

Duke Hospital Auxiliary


Year after year, Patricia Owen has been working hard to comfort and assist the patients and visitors at Duke Hospital. As a gift shop volunteer, she is there every week, organizing merchandise in the store, making sales, and delivering items to patients.

Patricia knows that the simple act of sharing a moment with someone who is feeling overwhelmed or discouraged can mean an enormous amount. Her volunteer coordinator, Joy Parton, says, “Pat has the ability to make anyone who steps into the gift shop feel welcome and secure. No matter what they are going through, she is always looking to give help.” She adds: “Her years of devotion speak volumes for her character.”  
Thank you, Pat, for your kindness, dedication, and generosity and for providing comfort to so many members of our community!
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Can you believe it is already that time of year?
Learn about our Annual Holiday Programs

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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