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

Volunteers of the Week

Barbara and Jim Burkhart

Wake County Guardian ad Litem Program


Who speaks for abused and neglected children in our community? Barbara and Jim Burkhart do, and they’ve been doing so for many years. As Volunteer Guardian ad Litem Child Advocates for Wake County, Barbara and Jim have worked hard to promote the best interests of children placed in the foster care system. They’ve spent hundreds of hours conducting independent interviews with children, parents, foster parents, teachers, medical providers, extended family members, and social workers. They’ve used their investigations to provide Juvenile Court judges with written reports, and they’ve attended court hearings to advocate for their assigned children. Because of Barbara and Jim’s efforts, seventeen children have been provided with the medical, educational, and mental health services that they’ve needed, along with safe, stable, and permanent homes.
Thank you, Barbara and Jim, for your tremendous dedication and for the wonderful work you’ve done for these needy children.

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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