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.
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. Currently seeking to fill four positions. Project Coordinator to create, set up, coordinate and clean up volunteer projects for 5-30 volunteers per day. This position will assist the Volunteer Manager in organizing and maintaining the materials that volunteers work with as well as developing healthy relationships with the volunteers themselves. Fundraising Assistant to help the Executive Director with fundraising and donor development by organizing and maintaining the fundraising activities. Also seeking a Marketing Assistant to help with marketing and social media duties. The position will assist the Executive Director in organizing and maintaining the marketing activities. All three positions are $14/hour, up to 18 hours/week. Location: 2050 Chapel Hill Road; Durham, NC 27707. Send interest email to email@example.com with “Workstudy+Job Title” in subject line.
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. Currently seeking Custodian who is responsible for assisting with cleaning duties for a medium sized nonprofit. This position will assist the Executive Director in organizing and maintaining cleanliness for the retail and office spaces. This position requires a high level of trust. Candidates with willingness to work evenings and weekends when store is closed will be prioritized. $16.25/hour, up to 18 hours/week. Location: 2050 Chapel Hill Road; Durham, NC 27707. Send interest email to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Workstudy+Job Title” in subject line.
North Carolina Diaper Bank
The Diaper Bank or North Carolina is one of ~275 diaper banks around the country. We are the only diaper bank with a PhD-trained researcher on staff. Our research team published the first peer-reviewed research studies about diaper banks and continues to be recognized as the experts on diaper banks and diaper need research. We are in search of a Research & Evaluation Assistant who can join our team and help us move some manuscripts-in-progress towards journal submission. We seek a team member who is a current graduate/professional student with attention to detail who can help with literature reviews and formatting per individual journal requirements. Time commitment: 8 hours/week. $13/hour. Contact: Kelley Massengale, PhD, MPH, Director of Research & Evaluation, email@example.com. For more information about the Duke Bank visit http://ncdiaperbank.org/.
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. Application is open now for 2020. To apply visit https://sites.duke.edu/arac/.
Book Harvest provides an abundance of books and ongoing literacy support to families and their children from birth and serves as a model for communities committed to ensuring that children are lifelong readers and learners. Currently seeking an Operations Assistant Intern to staff the welcome desk and greet visitors at our and provide support to our Operations Coordinator by accepting book donations, assisting with spreadsheet and database updates, working with individual and group volunteers, and helping to pack orders for our Community Book Bank (CBB), which is one of our core programs. Other opportunities may include helping at quarterly Community Book Sorts and new volunteer orientations when possible, co-representing Book Harvest at
community events, and attending meetings with staff members when available. Other duties as needed. $11/hour, 8-10 hours/week. Position begins and ends: Monday, September 30-Monday, May 11. Location: Rockwood office (2501 University Drive, Durham, NC 27707). Contact: Caitlyn Bergmann, 252-497-BOOK.
Carolina Friends/Durham Early School
The Durham Early School through its work with a community consortium group is interested in supporting and elevating the quality of early childhood education in our region. Immersion into a progressive, educational design lab environment for young children (ages 3-6) is one that Duke Students can contribute through their love of children and with their helpful assistance to our classroom teachers. Duke students will add to their empirical knowledge base as they observe and work with young children – – helpful to future careers as physicians or neuroscientists or teachers or public policy or sociologists or psychologists or lawyers or parents or aunt/uncles! Duke students will learn important skills from professional teachers as they observe their interactions with our students. Working with young children is fun, delightful, and meaningful – a great balance to college work and life! The Work-Study Assistant 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. Fifteen (15) positions are currently available Monday-Friday. Time commitment: 3-12 hours/week. $12/hour. Position begins August 27-December 16 (Fall Semester) and January 8-April 27 (Winter/Spring Semester). Orientation and observation provided the first work shift and ongoing training throughout the semester. Contact; Carmen Raynor, firstname.lastname@example.org, 919-286-7795.
Children First offers childcare of uncompromising quality to a small community of families from the area. We are a school of twelve children and two teachers. We collaborate with other schools in the area in the effort to provide high quality childcare for all children. Currently seeking two (2) students to help with light office work and errands, help maintain the preschool environment indoors and outside, support children’s work and play alongside teachers, and to document children’s work and play. Applicants should have some experience or interest in working with children, good organizational skills, strong ability to self-monitor while working through task lists, and own transportation is a must. $12.75/hour. Flexible hours, Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. Location: 1211 Carroll St., Durham, 27705. Contact: Sarah Meyer, email@example.com. 919-819-6285(c) or 919-489-6837 (school).
Durham Literacy Center
The mission of the Durham Literacy Center (DLC) is to empower Durham County residents who want to improve their lives and the lives of their families by improving their literacy skills. They are seeking three (3) part-time administration assistants to help with administrative tasks in our ESOL, high school equivalency, and resource development programs. Students will assist DLC staff with tasks including making copies, data entry, class preparation, and communications, including social media. Students may also be asked to answer phones and greet visitors. $14/hour, 10-12 hours per week each. Fall Semester: September 3-December 20, 2019; Spring Semester: January 6-May 22, 2020. Location: 1905 Chapel Hill Rd, Durham, NC 27707. Contact: Lizzie Ellis-Furlong, firstname.lastname@example.org, or (919) 489-8383.
The Emily Krzyzewski Center
The Emily Krzyzewski Center is a non-profit organization that serves as a college access hub in Durham, North Carolina, propelling academically-focused, low-income K-12 students and
graduates toward success in college through its enrollment-based K to College programs while also offering college information and advising support to additional local high school students
through its open-access program, Game Plan: College program. Currently seeking a Program Assistant to support the Associate Director of College Success with tasks that are essential to successful programming and operations of the Scholars on Campus program including communications with and outreach to current alumni through newsletters, social media and other formats; the coordination and execution of professional development networking events and opportunities; and the creation and updating of program collateral. $12.50/hour, 8 hours/week. Position runs from August 2019 – May 2020. Location: Address: 904 W. Chapel Hill St., Durham, NC 27701 (walking distance from East Campus/Smith Warehouse). Contact: Dr. Valerie Anderson, Senior Director of Programs, 919-680-0308 ext. 2001.
Organization for Tropical Studies
This organization offers local students study abroad , education, and research opportunities in Costa Rica and South Africa. They are currently seeking The position of Enrollment Management Specialist for the Organization for Tropical Studies (OTS) works under the direction of the Director of Community Engagement and Enrollment Management. Primary responsibility includes overseeing the daily administrative tasks related to the recruitment of undergraduate students to participate in OTS educational study abroad programs. A major focus of this role will be to manage the Enrollment Management (EM) online presence. Position Requirements: Ability to meet deadlines and work under pressure, Logical reasoning and problem-solving abilities, Strong verbal and written communication skills, Solid analytical skills, Awareness of social media trends and ability to communicate effectively in all formats, Ability to conduct market research. $15/hour. Semester Commitment. 19 hr/week; 3-4 hours a day, Monday-Friday. Location: 408 Swift Ave., Durham NC 27705. Please send brief cover letter and resume to: Patty Kustron at 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. They are seeking a Custodian to assist with cleaning the facilities. This position will assist the Executive Director in organizing and maintaining cleanliness for the retail and office spaces. This position requires a high level of trust and candidates with willingness to work evenings and weekends when store is closed will be prioritized. $14/hour, up to 18 hours/week. Also seeking a Donations Ambassador to assist the Executive Director with gathering donations and stories about the goods we collect for reuse. Depending on the day, assisting customers with lifting and unloading donations from their cars is also required. This position will largely stand outside to interact with donors but there is also a data collection and reporting component within an office setting. $10.50/hour, up to 18 hours/week. Location: 2050 Chapel Hill Road; Durham, NC 27707. Contact: Laura Nicholson, firstname.lastname@example.org.
SEEDS is a two-acre urban garden and kitchen classroom in the heart of Durham. SEEDS develops the capacity of young people to respect life, the earth, and each other through growing, cooking, and sharing food. SEEDS primarily serves youth who live in Northeast Central Durham, a historically underserved neighborhood within Durham County. SEEDS is currently seeking a social media manager for the 2019-2020 school year to assist our small staff in effectively reaching and engaging key stakeholders in the community, including current and future families who participate in SEEDS programs, volunteers and donors. This position will work with the Development & Communications Coordinator to execute strategic initiatives in marketing on SEEDS Facebook, Instagram and Twitter platforms. This opportunity is perfect for students with experience using social media and marketing skills to advance community development and social justice initiatives and who are willing to devote 5-10 hours per week to effectively engage SEEDS social media with our overall marketing plan to reach new audiences. $15/hour, up to 10 hours/week. Position available August 26, 2019 – May 1, 2020. Location: 706 Gilbert Street, Durham, NC 27701. Contact: Abby Goodman, 919-683-1197, ext. 2.
Meals on Wheels Durham
Meals on Wheels Durham is seeking an undergraduate or graduate student who is interested in development and communications in the nonprofit sector to serve as Development and Communications Intern. Recent graduates may also apply. The Development and Communications intern will be an integral part of the team, helping to further the mission and feed the need in Durham. The intern will have the opportunity to build a robust portfolio in the areas of development and communications including but not limited to fundraising, grant writing, event planning, social media, and web page design. The Development and Communications intern will support and report to the Director of Development and Communications. Position is available January 2020, 10-15 hours a week for 10 weeks, Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:30 am-4:00 pm. There will be 1-4 required Saturdays including the Feed the Need Gala on 2/22/20. Pay rate is negotiable. To Apply – Please email a resume, cover letter, and 1-2 creative writing samples prior to December 23rd detailing why you are the best candidate for the role and the reasons you would like to be a Meals on Wheels Durham team member to Antoinetta McKay, Director of Development and Communications, email@example.com.
Exchange Family Center
Exchange Family Center has been involved in the community for 25 years, helping families and preventing child abuse and neglect. They are seeking to fill two positions. A Development Assistant to support and strengthen the communications and development infrastructure. The Development Assistant will promote all fundraising efforts and support the agency in positioning itself as a strong brand. The Operations Assistant will provide administrative support that included taking monthly staff meeting minutes, answering and directing telephone calls, assisting with maintaining general and personnel files, manage and prepare documents, and support in-office volunteer management. Must have reliable transportation and be available at least two days/week for either position. $15/hour. 10 hours/week commitment. Positions are available beginning 8/12/19- 5/2/20. Location: 3400 Croasdaile Drive, Suite 206, Durham, NC 27705. Contact: Danielle Delwiche-Oelhafen, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that off-campus non-profits may hire federal work-study students only with prior approval of the Office of Student Loans & Personal Finance. 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 email@example.com to obtain an Off-Campus Contract.