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!)

Can you believe it is already that time of Year?
Last year we served 3,087 people in need.
Learn how you can help


2017 Volunteer of the Year Awards
Governor's Volunteer Service Award & Key Award
(3 new categories)
Nominations Due December 2 

(A Comprehensive Nonprofit Capacity-Building Training Model) 
James Thelin

 A Helping Hand 

As Executive Director of A Helping Hand, the area’s only non-profit care provider, James Thelin works hard to carry out its mission to “promote self-sufficiency, quality of life, and a high level of independence for older adults and individuals with disabilities, regardless of ability to pay.” In the words of Regina Mitchell, his Volunteer Supervisor, “Jim demonstrates a profound understanding of the importance of our agency. He serves our seniors and adults with disabilities with compassion and selflessness, even when faced with challenges. He is always patient and understanding and goes out of his way to provide whatever service he can to meet their needs.” James assists clients with memory and mental challenges, provides weekly transportation and assistance with doctor’s appointments and errands, and is there for companionship and socialization.  

Thank you, Jim, for your compassion and your dedication to this important work!

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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