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Volunteer Opportunities

To help faculty, staff, students, and alumni easily access volunteer opportunities,Durham Tech coordinates at least two volunteer events each month. Keep in mind that area non-profits have continual needs for volunteers beyond these special events. Don’t be shy about contacting them directly!

If you need transportation to a volunteer site, please email Assistance may be available.

View the list of non-profit agencies in our community.

One-Time Events

Community Partner Location Types of Service Contact Events
Durham’s Partnership for Children Wynn 1117 Packaging Blast Off to Kindergarten kits for Durham’s preschoolers. Sign up at Friday, January 16,
1:30 – 3 p.m.
McDougald Terrace – Warm the Community Drive Donation boxes in buildings around Main Campus, NDC, and Northgate Collecting hats, scarves, gloves, and socks for our neighbors at McDougald Terrace. Email for collection locations. Ongoing until January 16.
MLK Day of Service: United Way Durham Signature Project NC Central University, Walker Recreation Center
Packaging meal supplies and care kits for United Way agencies in the Triangle. Sign up at Monday, January 19,
9 a.m.– noon
Habitat for Humanity of Orange County Hillsborough (Street Address TBA) Building safe, affordable housing in Hillsborough – no experience or tools required! Sign up at Saturday, February 14,
12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC 2700 Angier Avenue, Suite A
Durham, NC
Sorting and stocking donations in the warehouse. Sign up at

Saturday, February 21,
9 a.m. – noon

Saturday, April 18,
9 a.m. – noon
Meals on Wheels of Durham 2522 Ross Road
Durham, NC
Packaging meals and making sandwiches for MOW clients. Sign up at Wednesday, March 11,
8:30 – 10 a.m.
CROP Walk to End Hunger Begins at Duke Chapel Raising funds and awareness in the global fight against hunger. Participants complete a 5 mile walk. Sign up at Sunday, March 22,
2 – 5 p.m.
Ronald McDonald House of Chapel Hill 101 Old Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, NC Cleaning and organizing the house for families of hospitalized children. Sign up at Saturday, March 28,
12:30 – 2:30 p.m.
Habitat for Humanity of Durham Durham (Street Address TBA) Building safe, affordable housing in Durham – no experience or tools required! Sign up at Saturday, April 11,
8:30 – 11:30 a.m. and
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.
Spring Fling Food Drive Main Campus Plaza Collecting, sorting, and stocking donations Sign up at Saturday, April 18,
12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Ongoing Opportunities

Briggs Avenue Community Garden 1303 S. Briggs Ave. Gardening Visit: VolunteerSpot:
Enter your email address and sign up!
VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.
Friday mornings
9 – 11 a.m.

February 20, 27
March 6, 13, 27
April 10, 17, 24
May 1, 8

Campus Harvest Food Pantry Phillips Building, Room 310A Processing donations, stocking shelves, sorting items Visit: VolunteerSpot:
Enter your email address and sign up!
VolunteerSpot will send you an automated confirmation and reminders.
Tuesday afternoons,
3:30 – 5 p.m.

January 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24
March 3, 17, 24, 31
April 7, 14, 21, 28
May 5, 12

R.N. Harris Elementary School 1520 Cooper St Collecting Boxtops, Labels for Education, and Coke Rewards. Tutoring or assisting in classrooms each week. Email for more information. Volunteer tutors or classroom assistants must be approved by Durham Public Schools. Background checks are performed.

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