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!)

Institute of
Civic Engagement
for Emerging Leaders 

What does it mean to be socially responsible?

What pathways exist to become a change agent in your community?

In this competitive college environment, civic engagement and volunteerism is a distinguishing factor with many universities requiring a demonstrated commitment to community service.

The Institute of Civic Engagement (ICE) is an intensive two-week summer enrichment experience. ICE empowers high school students to impact Triangle  communities through socially conscious thought and action. By exploring the root causes of social issues, working with nonprofit agencies, and formulating service projects, students will develop a combination of knowledge, skills, values, and motivation to help shape the future of the Triangle and beyond.

Click here to read further and register! 

This is a joint collaboration between
The Triangle Nonprofit & Volunteer Leadership Center 
and Movement of Youth


Important Updates for our Youth Programs

Upcoming Deadlines 

July 15
Commissioner's Award (formerly the Hard Corps Award) deadline to submit all paperwork/timesheets for the past school year service hours.  
(Click here for more information about this program)

September 2
Mayor's Award deadline to submit all paperwork/ timesheets for Summer Service hours. 

September 2
President's Award deadline to submit all paperwork/
timesheets for service hours over the past 12 months
(Click here for more information about this program)


Volunteer of the Week

Clara To

Triangle Disability Awareness Council


Clara To is a volunteer superstar. Despite carrying a heavy academic load in her high school, she’s found time to volunteer throughout the Triangle, and for her efforts, she’s been awarded both the Key Volunteer Award in the Youth Category, and the Medallion Award from the Governor’s Office - the highest honor given in North Carolina. Clara has shown special devotion to the Triangle Disability Awareness Council. She’s worked intensively with the Same Day Surgery Registration at Duke Raleigh Hospital, helped TDAC to use iPhone technology, has designed, written and edited documents, and she ran the TDAC office for 150 hours last summer. Clara also helps with high-profile events, doing everything from handling the PA system and coordinating check-in, to designing nametags, invitations and programs. Timothy Miles, her volunteer supervisor, praises Clara’s “tenacity, courage, and kindness to others.”
Thank you, Clara, for using your energy and intelligence to help our community!


Volunteer Clear 
a program of TNVLC
Information Session

Tuesday June 21
9:00 - 10:00 AM

700 West Main Street
Durham NC

Register Here

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, However, creating, managing and updating a Background Checks program can be expensive and time consuming. Now, there is a better solution!


The Center is excited to be teaming up with First Point to offer an all-inclusive background check program. “Volunteer Clear” can be used by any of our nonprofit affiliates. We are pleased to also be able to offer NC KeepWatch, a Nightly Monitoring Service which screens (every 24 hours) each volunteer in Volunteer Clear. This service tremendously enhances your volunteer background check program. We alert you in real time with any violations. 


Volunteer Clear is an online platform in which the nonprofit organization OR the volunteer can process the background screening check. Each agency will have their own portal/login and can easily access records online.
Cultivating Relationships, Capacity Building, and Sustainability

July  20, 2016
1:30 to 4:30pm 

Chapel Hill Public Library
Chapel Hill, NC
Fee $25 per person 

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, has 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 contacLenore if you have any questions.  
This workshop is made possible thanks to the support of the Strowd Roses Foundation!
(Registration for this workshop would normally run between $85-$100. We are happy to be able to offer a substantial discount to our nonprofit partners.)

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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