Individual Volunteer Opportunities

When you have found an opportunity in which you’re interested, please click here for the next steps on how to become a volunteer. If you have any questions, please contact Tasha Melvin, at tasha@fmfnc.org or (919) 693-5878, ext. 28.

 

Youth (<16 years of age) interested in volunteering with Families Moving Forward:

  • Thank you for your interest in supporting families with children in the crisis of homelessness.  At this time, we do not have volunteer opportunities available for youth (individually or in groups) to serve. If you are 16+ and you are interested in serving, an adult volunteer must accompany you to each service event. 
 

STUDY BUDDY

Contact:
 

Rachel Taylor
Children's Services Coordinator
rachel@fmfnc.org
919-683-5878 ext. 58

 

Children’s Evening Enrichment

Contact:
 

Rachel Taylor
Children's Services Coordinator
rachel@fmfnc.org
919-683-5878 ext. 58

 

Girl Scouts Troop Volunteer

Contact:
 

Rachel Taylor
Children's Services Coordinator
rachel@fmfnc.org
919-683-5878 ext. 58

 

Office/
Administrative/
Board Volunteer/
Internship


Contact:

Tasha Melvin
Director of Programs and Partnerships
tasha@fmfnc.org
919-683-5878 ext. 28

Requirements

Information

  • 18 years or older
  • Able to provide transportation to and from FMF
  • Access to email/phone for communication purposes
  • Background check
  • Ability to arrive at least 10 mins. Early
  • Orientation + quiz
  • Objective: Provide academic support to school-aged youth residing at Families Moving forward to maintain or improve grades.
  • Duties: focus on homework help, practicing reading, writing for our kids' newspaper, and math games. 
  • Size: One-on-one tutoring or small groups
  • Frequency: 1 hour once a week for a semester or at approx. 3 mo.
  • Schedule: Based on availability Mon-Thurs 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
  • Location: 300 N. Queen Street, Durham, NC 27701
 

Requirements:

Information:

  • 18 years or older
  • Able to provide transportation to and from FMF
  • Access to email/phone for communication purposes
  • Background check
  • Ability to arrive at least 10 mins. Early
  • Orientation + quiz
  • Objective: Offer life-skills lessons and support to school-aged youth residing in shelter.
  • Duties: assist with structured activities and workshops covering various topics (yoga, financial, cooking, etc.) 
  • Size: Varies (no more than 12)
  • Frequency: 1 hour once a week for a semester or at approx. 3 mo.
  • Schedule: Based on availability Mon-Thurs 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Location: 300 N. Queen Street, Durham, NC 27701
 

Requirements:

Information:

  • 18 years or older
  • Able to provide transportation to and from FMF
  • Access to email/phone for communication purposes
  • Background check
  • Ability to arrive at least 10 mins. Early
  • Orientation + quiz
  • *Need varies, as needed
  • Objective: Offer life-skills lessons and support to adults residing in shelter.
  • Duties: facilitate an hour-long workshop/discussion with 5-6 adult guests on a specific topic.  Volunteers can offer topics but must be able to provide curriculum
  • Size: 5-6 adult guests
  • Frequency: varies on need, 1 hour sessions, Tues-Thur, 6:30 pm – 7:30pm
  • Schedule: Based on need Tue-Thurs 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
  • Location: 300 N. Queen Street, Durham, NC 27701
 

If you would like to provide office or administrative support or serve on our board or a board committee, we would like to discuss our needs with you directly.