Become a DPAL Mentor and Volunteer

Who can volunteer?

  • Youth, schools, parents, teachers, officers, city employees/officials

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Individuals can volunteer in a variety of ways, and must agree to a criminal background check. There are opportunities to coach, assist, or manage our 3rd – 5th Grade athletic leagues (soccer, basketball, and track) or assist with game day duties such as keeping the time clock or score book. To learn more, click the link below. For questions, please contact dpal@durhamnc.gov.

What’s in it for you?

  • Connect with the community
  • Career Development
  • Meet new people, and expand network
  • Practice and develop social skills
  • Add to resume
  • More likely to be promoted
  • Develop skills in planning, problem solving, critical thinking, time management, organization, communication, and teamwork.
  • Personal Development
  • Improve mental health
  • Increase self-confidence, self-esteem, and help keep a positive outlook on life
  • Feel a sense of accomplishment and take pride in what you’ve done

How to Start?

Go to DPAL volunteer