Durham RSVP Events

Welcome to the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program Events Page! We are very glad you found your way here. Below you will find upcoming community engagement events and volunteer opportunities from our volunteer station partners!

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Upcoming Events

Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service

January 16 | Durham Rescue Mission, 1201 E Main St, Durham NC 27701

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day is the only National Day of Service, meant to encourage all Americans to volunteer to honor the life and legacy of Dr. King. Durham RSVP will join Durham Rescue Mission in preparing and serving a meal of Dr. King’s favorite food items to DRM friends and residents. This will take place from 4-6 at 

We hope you will join us– fill out this form to let Sarah know you’re coming!

Durham Community Volunteer Network: Speaker Series

January 19 | Durham Center for Senior Life | 12:30-1:30 PM

Want to meet other volunteers and learn about awesome programs going on in our community? 

Every third Thursday of the month we meet for presentation and conversation with a nonprofit partner that is dedicated to improving the community. Join us at the Durham Center for Senior Life from 12:30-1:30!

This is a great opportunity to learn more about RSVP and getting involved with volunteering.

Email Sarah at sarah@tnvlc.onmicrosoft.com with any questions. 

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Meet & Greet

January 26 | Judea Reform Congregation (1933 W Cornwallis Rd Durham) | 10 AM

Are you a lifelong learner? Are you interested in continuing your educational growth and building new relationships with other community members? OLLI might be for you! Come check out all this group has to offer on January 26th at 10 am to learn about their programs and hear about special joint RSVP opportunities!

Let Sarah know if you can make it by emailing sarah@tnvlc.onmicrosoft.com. See you there!

Equitable Community Engagement Our Community Stories Project: West End

Wednesday December 28 | Durham Center for Senior Life | 12:30-1:30 PM

Join us in the Theater for a screening of another documentary from the Community Stories project. The Our Community Stories series is a dedicated space for sharing histories from Durham’s marginalized and underrepresented communities.  No registration is necessary.

New Years Noon

Friday December 30 | Durham Center for Senior Life | 12 PM

Ring in 2023 with the DCSL family! Light refreshments will be served. Lower Commons. Call 919-688-8247 ext. 110 to register.

Upcoming Volunteer Needs

Durham Community Food Pantry

Durham Community Food Pantry is looking for volunteers to help serve the community.  The pantry serves nearly 450 families weekly and would not accomplish this without the help of our volunteers! We need volunteers Monday-Thursday 9:30am-1pm and Wednesdays 4:30pm-7pm. 

Monday: nonperishable box prep

Tuesday: pantry prep 

Wednesday/Thursday: distribution of food to clients

DCFP could also use more volunteers interested in answering phones– addressing simple questions about facilities that could relate to housing/bills,  then transferring calls.  These volunteers are needed Tuesdays/Thursdays 10am-1pm. 

Contact Sarah at sarah@tnvlc.onmicrosoft.com for more information!

Gardens for Everyone (w/ Inter-Faith Food Shuttle)

Are you interested in helping create a sustainable food source for someone to use in their own backyard? Please sign up to come and help as the Gardens For Everyone team can really use your help.

Gardens For Everyone (GFE) helps people grow their own veggies at home by building backyard, raised-bed garden boxes and supporting box recipients as they begin growing food. Priority is given to low to moderate income households, as well as organizations that want to grow food for their community. For more information, click here.

Volunteers should be comfortable using the tools and lumber needed to make a raised garden bed. Volunteers with this program must also be willing to meet staff at a recipient’s home. We can really use your help! If you are willing to work hard and get a little dirty along the way do not worry about being an expert in building. You learn most everything you need to know by working with staff and experienced volunteers. Bring your own gloves if you have them!

Volunteers must be age 16 and older to volunteer with a required ratio of 1 adult to 4 youth. 


*Locations will vary throughout the Triangle and You DO NOT HAVE TO BE a handyperson, just be willing to help and get a little dirty in the process. 

Click below to see More RSVP Volunteer needs though the HandsOn Triangle Database

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PO Box 3374, Durham,
NC 27702


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