The Community Service Center has information about a wide variety of work-study opportunities for students interested in working in Durham. For advice about these and other opportunities, contact Elaine Madison.
Durham Arts Council
The Durham Arts Council (DAC), which manages a community arts center located in downtown Durham, has one part-time Receptionist position for consideration by Duke University Federal Work-study students. The position is for the hours of 2:00pm-5:00 p.m, Monday-Friday. The Receptionist will be the primary point of contact for visitors to the DAC facility and will answer phone calls, take messages, sort and distribute mail, and provide administrative support. Interested applicants should have excellent verbal and written skills, experience with Microsoft Word and Excel, and a clear and strong phone voice. Resumes can be submitted by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail at the following address. Location: 120 Morris Street, Durham, NC 27701. 15 hours/week. Contact: Margaret DeMott at (919) 560-2720.
The Carolina Theatre
As a not-for-profit corporation, The Carolina Theatre aims to serve Durham and the Triangle region with vibrant, thought-provoking programs of the performing and cinematic arts. This organization is looking for five employees to work as concessionaires, providing fast and friendly customer service to patrons attending various cultural events. Starting wage of $8.00/hour. 15–25 hours/week, depending on event schedule. Weekdays 5:30pm–10:30pm, weekends 12:30pm-5:30pm or 5:30pm-10:30pm. Location: 309 West Morgan Street, Durham, NC 27701. Contact: Michelle Iroine at (919) 226-8876 or email@example.com.
The Scrap Exchange
The Scrap Exchange is a non-profit, award-winning creative reuse arts center and a favorite Durham destination. The Scrap Exchange collects material donations from hundreds of individuals, businesses and industries, and distributes them through a creative reuse arts center where the materials are used for programming, sold, or given away. Location: 923 Franklin St., Bay 1, Durham, NC, 27701. Contact: Madeline James at (919) 682-2751. The following positions are available:
North Carolina Institute of Minority Economic Development
This organization is a statewide non-profit whose mission is to build the asset base of underdeveloped populations through economic development strategies that build businesses, create jobs and sustain institutions vital to economically and socially responsible communities. Contact: Linda Gunn at firstname.lastname@example.org. The following positions are available:
Youth Education for Savings (YES) Consortium
The YES Consortium provides financial education lessons to encourage habitual money management practices to youth K-12 in low to modest income communities and schools in North Caroline. Two positions are available to serve within the Triangle area to help students understand the financial management, to promote and encourage support for YES and the create fun lessons and activities for student participants. The Program Activities Associate will teach 40-60 minute long lessons, 1-3 times a week. Candidate will also track data and document activities. The Social Media Documentarian will develop and implement social media campaign. September 2014-May 2015. $10.00/hour, 10 hours/week. Contact: Kimberly Knox, 919-323-9974
America Reads / America Counts
This Duke University program seeks 20 reading and math tutors to serve within Duke-Durham Neighborhood Partnership elementary and middle schools. Positions are open to undergraduate, graduate and professional school students who have received federal work-study awards. Previous experience working with elementary or middle school students is preferred. New tutors must attend an initial paid training, as well as several in-service trainings throughout the year. Employment interviews are on a rolling basis until the program is fully staffed. $13.50-$16.50/hour, 6-8 hours/week. University transportation is provided to select schools. Some afterschool positions are available. Apply by September 13, 2017. To apply visit https://sites.duke.edu/arac/.
Carolina Friends/Durham Early School
Want a fun way to unwind from your schoolwork and be minutes away from campus? Come play and work with the children at Durham Early School! These students ages 3-6 adore Duke students and Duke students love them right back! Re-live your childhood as you engage with these lively, inquisitive, and passionate beings as they go about their daily work and play. Add to your empirical knowledge base as you observe and work with young children – – helpful to you as a future doctor or neuroscientist or teacher or sociologist or psychologist or lawyer or parent or aunt/uncle! Learn important skills from professional teachers as you observe their interactions with our students. This progressive pre-K and kindergarten Quaker school models the highest standards in the field of early childhood education and seeks 15 Preschool/Kindergarten Teacher Assistants. The Early School Assistant Teachers will observe, play, and build relationships with children ages three to six years old, gaining essential knowledge of child development and making a connection between theory and practice. Responsibilities include supporting children’s work and play at different centers; helping children with clean-up; promoting language development through questions and conversation; reading picture books to children; and performing other light tasks as requested by a teacher. Students should have some experience working with young children; enjoy the company of young children; have an interest in child development; and discern how to interact and play with a child while remaining the adult. Positions are currently available Monday-Friday, 9:00 am-12:00 pm, 12:00-2:30 pm or 2:30-5:30 pm. each semester (September-December and January-May). Time commitment: 2.5-12 hours/week. $12/hour. Contact; Cesanne Berry, email@example.com, 919-286-7795.
Children First is a non-profit nature based and Reggio-Emilia inspired preschool for young children, ages 3-5. We see children as strong, capable and profoundly individual, born to relate, communicate and connect with others. We think of children as the protagonists in their own compelling and unique life stories. We are seeking two students to assistant the two teachers at Children First, work on the upkeep of the school environment, do light office work and run errands if a car is available. Student must be organized, independent and dependable. Hours between M-Th, from 8:00 a.m. – 1:15 p.m. are flexible each semester. $12/hour. Contact: Sarah Meyer (919)286-3007 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Durham Nativity School
This tuition free middle school in the Nativity Miguel network aims to educate and empower boys from financially challenged incomes to reach their full potential. Currently seeking one Grade 5 Teaching Assistant to review materials, tutor individual students or small groups, help with grading and attendance, and supervise students in the classroom and during field trips. Ideal candidate will have strong work history, basic proficiency in Spanish and experience with working with children. Academic year commitment, August 2017-May 2018. $15-20/hour depending on experience. 20 hours/week. Location: 1004 N. Mangum Street, Durham, NC 27701. Contact: Dr. Vannelle. Head of School, 919-680-3790 or email@example.com.
Emily Krzyzewski Center
The Emily Krzyzewski Center is a non-profit organization that serves as a college access hub in Durham, NC, propelling academically-focused, low-income K-12 students and graduates toward success in college through its K to College programs while also offering college information and advising support to any local high school student through the Game Plan: College program. Currently seeking a Game Plan: College Program Assistant to support, coordinate, and execute tasks that are essential to successful programming and operations of Game Plan: College. Position will also have the opportunity to work with a team of college-access professionals and high school Teen Advisors. Duke students who have served in similar roles previously have used the skills gained in these roles when they have gone on to Teach for America, College Advising Corp, and KIPP Charter School as well as law school, business school, and other related careers. $9.25/hour. Approximately 8 hours/week. Two days each week, Monday, Tuesday or Thursday between 4-8pm. Location: 904 West Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC 27701. Submit cover letter and resume electronically to Geanine Thompson at firstname.lastname@example.org with position and job title in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. For more information visit www.emilyk.org.
Emily Krzyzewski Center
The Emily Krzyzewski Center is a non-profit organization that serves as a college access hub in Durham, NC, propelling academically-focused, low-income K-12 students and graduates toward success in college through its K to College programs while also offering college information and advising support to any local high school student through the Game Plan: College program. Currently seeking a Scholars on Campus Program Assistant. The Scholars on Campus program provides guidance and informational knowledge to first-generation, minority college students participating in the Emily K Center’s college program. Position supports project management and execution, contribute ideas on college resources and strategies to support college students’ integration into campus life, assists in maintaining student records, collection of data, and ensure data fidelity, and coordinates special events and projects as assigned. $9.25/hour. 8 hours/week, 2 days/week on Monday, Tuesday or Thursday. Location: 904 West Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC 27701. Submit cover letter and resume electronically to Robert Polanco at email@example.com with job title in the subject line. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Exchange Family Cener/ECHO Program
This organization strengthens area families and prevents child abuse and neglect through family support, education and counseling. The ECHO program supports children in Durham county childcare programs when the child exhibits challenging behavior. An ECHO Office assistant is needed to support the ECHO Consultants by making classroom materials, assisting with new technology and general office support (copying, filing, laminating, etc.). Ideal candidate will be dependable, have strong computer skills and be detail oriented. Academic year commitment preferred, semester is acceptable. 8-10 hours/week over 2 weekday afternoons. $15/hour. Biking distance. 3708 Lyckan Parkway, Suie 103, Durham, NC 27707. Contact Aviva Starr, 919-403-8249, ext. 233.
School for Conversion
This school, inspired largely by the model developed by the Highlander Center, works to interrupt the “neighborhood-to-prison pipeline”from both ends: through Walltown Aspiring Youth, a mentoring program for middle school youth, and Project TURN, which teaches courses in prisons to incarcerated students and students from outside who learn together as classmates. The program is currently seeking a an assistant coach for one of the cohorts for Walltown Aspiring Youth. This mentoring program works with groups of 3-5 middle school students who meet for 2-3 hours twice a week afterschool. Responsibilities include: Meeting in the afternoons/evenings twice per week and spending time with middle school mentoring group, assisting with homework, lead discussion/reflection time, and help prepare meals. Previous experience working with youth is preferred. $12/hour. 6 hours/ week. Location: School for Conversion, 923 Onslow St., Durham, NC 27705. To apply, please submit email to Carynne McIver, Operations Director, explaining why you want this position and what experience you bring to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Durham Community Land Trustees
This nonprofit organization builds strong communities by developing, managing and advocating for permanently affordable housing that offers Durham residents with low and moderate incomes a stable foundation for achieving economic security. Currently seeking to fill two positions:
St. Philip’s Community Garden
This local garden provides a place of respite and food for members and the downtown Durham community. Two gardeners are needed to provide garden maintenance while creating a welcoming space for those who visit and want to volunteer. Applicants should have some gardening knowledge and should enjoy working outdoors. Divinity School students are preferred. 10 hours/week. Specific hours are flexible but should be in two-hour blocks of time. $15.00/hour. Training provided. Location: 403 East Main Street, Durham, NC 27701. Can be accessed using the Bull City Connector. Contact: Elizabeth Newman at email@example.com or (919) 949-7258.
Bull City Fit/Duke Healthy Lifestyles
Bull City Fit is a community-based wellness program and is part of the larger Duke Healthy Lifestyles program. The Healthy Lifestyles program seeks to address weight-related health problems for children by offering caring providers, family-centered treatment programs, highly trained educators and researchers, and strong community partnerships. Bull City Fit helps in this effort by offering free evening and weekend activity sessions for the larger community. These sessions cover various themes that encourage and promote active living, such as fitness games, sport lessons, exercise routines, swimming, cooking, and gardening. Three fitness and nutrition leaders positions are available. 6 hours/week. $10.00/hour. Contact Julia Wacker at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919)620-4903.
Duke Hospital Auxiliary
The Auxiliary provides many services and items needed to improve patient quality of care at Duke Hospital. Currently seeking to fill 10 Student Assistant positions. Assistants will help with stocking and cleaning retail store, helping visitors select gifts and delivering flowers to patients. Must be comfortable working with diverse backgrounds, have outgoing personality, be compassionate, self-assertive and complete 30 minute training with supervisor. Semester commitment, 8 hours/week. $10/hour. Contact: Joy Parton, email@example.com or (919) 684-3646.
Ronald McDonald House of Durham
The Ronald McDonald House of Durham offers a comforting home away from home and a community of support for seriously ill children and their families. The House hosts 55 families each night and serves families in the hospital setting with two Family Rooms at Duke and WakeMed Hospitals. The House seeks a Donation Specialist to gain professional fundraising and communications experience while supporting the operations and development of the Ronald McDonald House of Durham through the procurement and management of in-kind donations that will help the House serve families more effectively. Applicants must have strong communication, organizational and customer service skills. 10 hours/week. $10.00/hour. Contact: Jessica Maynard at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 281-1067.
A Helping Hand
This organization provides escorted transportation and home care to senior citizens and the handicapped. Location: 1502 West NC Highway 54. Contact: Cathy Ahrendsen at email@example.com or (919) 969-7111. A Helping Hand seeks the following:
This organization works with patients, doctors and scientists to accelerate the development of effective treatments for a neglected form of bone cancer called chordoma. The foundation proactively drives research by recruiting new researchers, brokering collaborations, funding high-impact projects and breaking down barriers to progress. Four positions are open including Office Assistant, Research Assistant, Website Developer, and Communications and Fundraising Assistant. $12.00/hour. 5-15 hours/week. Location: 512 South Mangum Street, First Floor, Durham, NC 27701. Located along the Bull City Connector bus route. Contact: Josh Sommer at (919) 794-8506.
Duke Eye Center/HAND (Health Arts Network at Duke)
This organization integrates the arts and humanities into the life of Duke Medical Center, bringing the healing power of the arts to those who suffer, those who heal, and those who care for them. HAND seeks a Touchable Art Gallery assistant to help curate the permanent art collection, track and record volunteer hours and schedules, and clean and assist in the general upkeep of the gallery and other exhibits. There are also opportunities to develop and curate art exhibits. $9.00/hour. 5-10 hours/week. Location: 2351 Erwin Road, Durham, NC 27705. Contact: Betty Haskin at (919) 684-5633.
Duke Hospital Auxiliary
This non-profit organization of vendors in Duke Hospital seeks six gift shop associates to assist patients and their families in one of three gift shops. $9.50/hour. 7 hours/week. Location: Duke Hospital. Contact: Joy Parton at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 684-3646. Walking distance.
Duke Healthy Lifestyle: Active Teens Program
This free exercise and wellness program for overweight teens and their families seeks two Workout Managers to assist with the Active Teen afterschool program. Workout Managers will be responsible for (but not limited to) contacting members, tracking time logs, hosting reflection sessions and helping students come up with a strategy to complete their hours within the program. $10.00/hour. 8 hours/week (negotiable), Tuesday/ Wednesday/ Thursday/ Saturday. Location: Lenox Baker Children’s Hospital, 3000 Erwin Road. Contact: Julia Wacker, Director of Community Outreach, at email@example.com.
Duke Heart Center Community Outreach and Education Program
This healthcare organization providing community-based heart health education programs to the Durham community seeks two office assistants to collect educational information for health fairs, help with mailings, and file materials. $7.25/hour. 6-10 hours/week. Location: 3100 Tower Boulevard. Contact: Leatrice Short at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 419-5505.
Durham Community Land Trustees (DCLT)
This organization is committed to providing permanently affordable housing for low- to moderate-income people and promoting community revitalization in the neighborhoods in which it operates. One student is needed to research, define and market small property management business in the West End community. $13/hour. Up to 40 hours/week during the summer. Location: 1208 West Chapel Hill Street, Durham, NC 27701. Contact: Marti Belin at (919) 956-4466.
Habitat for Humanity of Durham
Habitat for Humanity, which builds, repairs and sells quality, affordable and sustainable homes, seeks one student intern to help the Communications Manager to implement and monitor a robust communications marketing plan; engage affordable housing advocates on social media; and plan, implement and evaluate large special events. Applicants must be currently enrolled at Duke, be comfortable working on a computer, and have excellent written and verbal communication skills. $12.00/hour. 12-19.9 hours/week. Location: 215 North Church Street, Durham, NC 27701. Contact: Jeanette Stoltzfus at (919) 682-0516 ext. 112.
Urban Ministries of Durham
This organization offers students the opportunity to work with homeless individuals and gain a better understanding of the many challenges these individuals face on a daily basis. Urban Ministries offers shelter for up to 150 clients per night and provides food, clothing and the needed connections to collaborative agencies to move from their shelter into transitional or permanent housing. Location: 410 Liberty Street, Durham, NC 27702. Accessible via the Bull City Connector. Contact: Gregg Lasseter at email@example.com. The non-profit seeks the following:
Durham Economic Resource Center (DERC)
DERC provides job readiness skills and job placement for individuals with employment barriers. DERC works to end poverty by running a six month job training program. Currently seeking an Assistant Events Coordinator to provide organizational and operational support with development and execution of events. Position will work directly with donors, vendors, business sponsors and prospects. Responsibilities include attending planning meetings with Development Director, assisting with the design and production of printed materials, maintain accurate files and provide research support necessary to prepare for events. Also seeking an Office Manager to manage reception area, respond to volunteer inquiries and schedule interviews, maintain filing systems and participate as needed in projects. $15/hour. 20 hours/week commitment, some morning, evening and weekend hours. Location: 118 Hunt Street, Durham, NC 27701. Contact: Precious Todd, (919) 682-2567, ext. 4
Triangle Residential Options for Substance Abuse (TROSA)
TROSA is a two-year comprehensive residential treatment facility for people with chronic substance abuse problems. Residents of the program run several large businesses: moving, lawn care, storage, furniture resale, and framing. TROSA seeks one fundraising and marketing assistant. The student will be responsible for providing support for general office activities, donor tracking, writing promotional materials, maintaining social networking sites, and creating individual projects based on the student’s interests. $10.00/hour. 15-19 hours/week. Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. Location: 1820 James Street, Durham, NC 27707. Contact: Michelle Kucerak at (919) 419-1059 ext. 1210. Summer employment is also an option.
Please note that off-campus non-profits may hire federal work-study students only with prior approval of the Undergraduate Financial Aid office. A valid Off-Campus Contract must be completed and on file to employ a federal work-study student. Once the student is identified, the non-profit community partner can contact Judy Rigsbee at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain an Off-Campus Contract.