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Summer Leadership Camps & 
Student Volunteer Programs

Youth Summer Service Week
June 19-23 (FULL)
June 26-30 (a few spaces remain!)

You don't have to go out of the country to help someone in need this summer.
 Youth Summer Service Week (YSSW) provides area high school-aged youth with an affordable, local week-long urban mission experience each summer. 

Institute of Civic Engagement
for Emerging Leaders
This is a two-week Leadership Institute for High School students: 
  • Build knowledge, skills and confidence as a student leader
  • Explore issues that will spark community engagement
  • Practice strategies for leading positive change
  • Looks Great on College Applications!

Click HERE to learn more 

 Tom Lepkowski
Durham Habitat for Humanity

In the words of Anna Benfield, a Habitat for Humanity Volunteer Manager, “when Tom Lepkowski arrives on a construction site, our site supervisors breathe a sigh of relief.” Tom does a bit of everything for Durham Habitat for Humanity: he completes framing, siding, and trim work; trains new volunteers in the safe use of power tools and ladders; works independently; and leads small groups. Tom quietly engages volunteers who are less experienced or who have language barriers and makes sure that they are comfortable and competent in their work. In addition, he is a mentor to a young volunteer who is hoping to improve his life by learning construction skills. Benfield adds: “Tom is a highly-adaptable and positive volunteer. His presence creates a ripple effect. He fosters a positive atmosphere, increasing the likelihood that individual volunteers will have a great experience and return again and again.”

Thank you, Tom, for your hard work and your devotion to this great organization!

 After more than 40 years 
as the Volunteer Center of Durham
we have changed 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 1,100 nonprofits 12,400 volunteers in
Chapel Hill   Durham    Raleigh
(across the entire Triangle area!)

 Congratulations to our
2017 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
Nazair Jones
Mentor Category
Ronald McDonald House-Chapel Hill  
Wake County
Mike Sweeney 
Faith-Based Category
Orange County
Kenneth Xu 
Youth Category
Student Environmental Education Coalition


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