CIS of Durham works closely with university interns, work-study students, corporate and community volunteers to meet the needs of our students and their families. Volunteer opportunities are available at our school sites and our central office. We are happy to work with individuals or groups to find a volunteer opportunity that best suits your availability, skills, and interests.

Three easy steps to get started... 


1) Complete the required volunteer application.


2) Sign the required Child Protection Policy. 


3) Complete a Durham Public Schools (DPS) volunteer background check. 

  •  You should receive an email in 7-10 days letting you know if you've been approved. 

Browse the opportunities listed below, and contact the Volunteer Coordinator at if you have any additional questions.


Elementary:  Eno Valley, Fayetteville Street, Glenn, and Merrick Moore

Middle: James E. Shepard Middle School 

High: Durham Performance Learning Center and Hillside

Choose from this list of opportunities:

  • Tutor        

  • Mentor    

  • After- School Assistant

  • Classroom Reader 

  • Childcare Volunteer


Skill-Based Opportunities:


  • Volunteer Coordinator 

  • Data Analysis  

  • Marketing and Social Media 

  • Administrative Assistant 

  • Grant Writing 

I had a conference this week with my son’s teacher about his grades, and she reported to me that she had seen such a magnificent change in him within the last month. And I owe it all to the Strengthening Families Program.