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Looking for ways to get involved and give back to your community? These resources can help.

Durham Youth Commission
The City of Durham Youth Commission is a City-funded commission composed of high school aged youth. The youth commission is an opportunity for youth to have a formal role in the City’s planning and decision making process. The commission is open to youth who attend school (Durham Public Schools, private schools, and home schools) in the City of Durham.

Junior Leadership Durham
JLD is a nonprofit program designed to provide high school sophomores with in-depth knowledge of the Durham community, and to develop leadership skills recognizing that the youth of today are the leaders of tomorrow.

Durham Inner-city Gardeners (DIG) empowers teens by teaching organic gardening, sound business practices, healthy food choices and food security values. The program emphasizes sustainable living and growing practices, ecological balance, and the natural recycling of organic materials for plant health and nourishment.

Volunteer Center of Durham
Find volunteer opportunities, apply for the Mayor’s Award and gain valuable work experience through the Volunteer Center of Durham.

YO:Durham is an initiative of Durham Congregations In Action (DCIA). DCIA is an organization of churches, synagogues, and mosques committed to creating a community of justice and peace. With 58 member congregations representing almost 25,000 congregants, DCIA engages people of faith from all walks of life in making positive change in Durham. YO:Durham serves at risk youth in Durham, NC. Our participants are: 15-17 years old, currently enrolled in high school or a GED program, male and female, all races and all faiths.

Volunteer at the Library
We’re always looking for volunteers to help out with different library task. Fill out our online volunteer application form.