Volunteer Opportunities

Every semester the Center for College and Community Service publishes over 50 service events for groups of Durham Tech students, faculty, and staff. Volunteering at Semester of Service events is a great way to make new friends and help your community!

View and sign up for all Spring 2016 Semester of Service events

Fridays, 9:00 – 11:00 a.m., Briggs Avenue Community Garden
Briggs Avenue Community Garden is back in full swing this spring! Join us as we plant new crops and maintain Durham Tech’s garden plots. All of the produce harvested goes to stocking the Campus Harvest Food Pantry. Being involved in the garden is a fun way to give back to the Durham Tech community and gain a green thumb while you are at it. Be sure to bring water and wear closed-toe shoes as well as clothes you do not mind getting dirty. Work days still take place in light rain, but will be cancelled in heavy rain. A cancellation message will be sent through VolunteerSpot if a work day is cancelled due to weather. Sign up

April 2, 9 a.m.– noon, Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC Workday
Wear closed toe shoes and clothes that you don't mind getting dirty. We will be sorting and organizing donated canned goods at the Food Bank of Central Eastern NC. Sign up

April 8, 2–4 p.m., Geer Cemetery Clean-up with Keep Durham Beautiful
We will be clearing weeds, sticks, and other natural debris in the cemetery. Geer Cemetery is the oldest African American cemetery in Durham. It has been neglected since it closed in 1944 and Keep Durham Beautiful now organizes clean ups to help maintain this historical site. Sign up

April 13, noon–3:30 p.m., Spring Fling Food Drive
Sort and organize all the donations that we receive from the Spring Fling Food Drive. Meet in the Campus Harvest Food Pantry in Phillips 310-C. Sign up

April 13, 5–9 p.m., Computer Refurbishing at Kramden Institute
Volunteers will be assigned to various tasks such as monitor testing, cleaning, desktop refurbishing, or social tasks. Volunteers do not need with computers to volunteer. Kramden staff will be available to assist. Kramden Institute collects, refurbishes and awards computers to students and families without a computer in their home. Sign up

April 16, 9:30–1:30 p.m., The NC Therapeutic Riding Center’s Spring Festival and Horse Show
This is approximately a 30 minute drive from campus. Limited transportation available. E-mail Dormadyj@durhamtech.edu to reserve a seat in the van. Volunteers must wear closed-toe shoes. Volunteers will help with activity, craft, and game booths for disabled children and their families. The North Carolina Therapeutic Riding Center empowers children and adults with physical, emotional, mental and social challenges to create healthier and more fulfilling lives through horse-assisted activities and therapies. Sign up

April 22, 6:30–8:30 p.m., ARC of the Triangle: Friday Night Live!
This event is located in Chapel Hill. Limited transportation available. E-mail Dormadyj@durhamtech.edu. ARC’s Friday Night Live! events take place every Friday evening and consist of pizza, dancing, crafts and games for disabled adults and teens. Volunteer to assist with these activities and help these adults and teens have a great Friday night. Sign up

April 23, 10:30–1 p.m., Durham Rescue Mission’s Lunch Service at the Center for Hope
We will serve lunch to homeless men, women, and children in Durham. Durham Rescue Mission currently serves 400 men, women and children a day, 365 days a year throughout the Triangle by providing safe shelter, addiction recovery programs and much more. Sign up


Community Events and Opportunities

Muscular Dystrophy Association’s Summer Camp Volunteer Counselors
The Muscular Dystrophy Association is looking for volunteer camp counselors and medical staff for its annual overnight summer camp, June 4-10th. MDA Summer Camp is an ideal opportunity for students who are interested in pursuing a degree in physical therapy, respiratory therapy, physical education, or want to pursue a career in the medical field. Each student will get hands on experience (not to mention 140 volunteer hours to add to their resume) working with a child with a neuromuscular disease. The student will have a wonderful opportunity to learn from the campers, other counselors, and medical staff. Email: Lindsey Dolan.

Project Homeless Connect Volunteers
Orange County’s Project Homeless Connect needs volunteers to work their table at their event on March 29th from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Hargraves Community Center located at 216. N. Roberson St., Chapel Hill, NC. Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is an event designed to link people without homes or at risk of homelessness to services offered in the community on one-day, at one-stop. The goal of PHC is to assist homeless individuals and families with accessing multiple services to help them become stable and to help them secure permanent housing and explore new opportunities for education and careers. Register for Project Homeless.

Dress for Success Volunteers
Dress for Success is looking for volunteers to help at their upcoming events, such as their excess inventory sales and designer dress sales. The Dress for Success mission is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and develop tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Dress for Success is looking for volunteers to help at their upcoming events, such as their excess inventory sales and designer dress sales. Register for Dress for Success.

Durham Public Schools Hub Farm Intern
The Durham Public Schools Hub Farm is seeking a college level summer intern to help with volunteer and field trip coordination and daily operational needs of the farm. This 10-week, 25-hour/week unpaid internship will run from June 1 – August 10, 2016. The intern will receive free Hub Farm organic produce throughout the summer as compensation and will gain tremendous skills in volunteer coordination, sustainable farming, and environmental education. Learn more at the Hub Farm website or email them.

Benevolence Farm Social Media Intern
Benevolence Farm is seeking a creative, energetic, and self-motivated Social Media Intern to work on marketing and communications projects for one of the most exciting and innovative farm-based nonprofits in North Carolina. Primary responsibilities include maintaining and further developing the organization’s social media presence via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and similar outlets. The Social Media Intern will learn about the issues facing incarcerated and formerly incarcerated women in North Carolina and gain experience in non-profit marketing, fundraising, and communications. The internship involves 2-4 hours of work per week. Preference will be given to those who can commit to at least one full year. We are open to internships involving class credits with approval by a department or professor. This is an unpaid position. Send resume and cover letter by April 1st to Rebecca Ogus, Volunteer & Outreach Coordinator.

Child’s Cup Full Sales Interns and Volunteers
Child’s Cup Full is looking for sales interns and volunteers in the Triangle area who can assist in selling our fair trade, handmade produces at local events. Child’s Cup Full is a non-profit social enterprise with a mission to support refugee and low-income communities in the West Bank. Based in the United States, this small team markets and sells handcrafted products made by Palestinian women artisans. The funds generated from our sales are utilized to pay our artisans’ salaries and to grow our training and employment programs. Sales interns and volunteers get 10% commission on all sales. All interested applicants should submit their CV and cover letter to Cayley Pater.

Neal Middle School Volunteer Testing Proctors
Neal Middle School needs volunteers to serve as testing proctors for End of Grade testing dates in late May through early June. Volunteers must be 18 years of age or older. Register as a Neal Middle School volunteer.