How to Become a Volunteer


    1.  Review Opportunities

    Begin by reviewing the kinds of volunteer opportunities that we provide.  Based on your interests/background/availability, determine which of our programs best suits you. Take note of opportunities that interest you in preparation for your orientation with a volunteer office staff member.

    View Opportunities for Volunteers

    2.  Register as a Volunteer

    After exploring our opportunities, please complete the Volunteer Registration form.

    Go to the Volunteer Registration page

    Complete a Criminal Background Check (These are good for 2 years).

    Go to the Background Check page


    3.  Orientation with Volunteer Staff

    For the safety of our students, potential volunteers will meet a volunteer staff member for a brief orientation before working in our schools.  The registration and orientation process generally takes only 10-15 minutes if you have already registered online.

    UNC Students should visit us on campus during one of the days indicated below to register and to receive orientation and placement.

    Community members should call our office at (919) 967-8211 ext. 28281 to schedule an appointment. Our offices are located at:

    125 W Main St.
    Carrboro, NC 27510

    4.  Sign up for training, if required

    The following placements require training sessions:

    • ESL Partners
    • School Reading Partners (SRP)
    • Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocates (BRMA) - Mentors
    • Blue Ribbon Mentor Advocates - Tutors
    • AVID Tutors

    Go to the Volunteer Training Sign-Up page


Important Dates


    UNC On-Campus Registration

    Wednesday, January 15, 2020 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
    Thursday, January 16, 2020 from 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

    We will be in the Frank Porter Graham Student Union in room 3102 both days.

    Map to Student Union

    School Reading Partners Training

    Tuesday, January 21, 2020 from 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
    Wednesday, January 22, 2020 from 9:30 am - 11:00 am

    Both trainings will be held on UNC's campus in the Johnston Center of Graham Memorial in room 39.

    Map to Graham Memorial

    ESL Partners Training

    Monday, January 27, 2020 from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

    The training will be held on UNC's campus in the Johnston Center of Graham Memorial in room 39.

    Map to Graham Memorial

    AVID Training


    BRMA Tutor Training