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Help support Durham children and adolescents community groups by volunteering your time with the Volunteer Medical Corps (VMC). 

Want to feel incredibly appreciated and help our local kids?

Do you have flexibility to volunteer a few hours a few times this year?

Then come volunteer with us!


We are always in need of both medical and non medical volunteers! 


Volunteer Requirements
• Current DPS background check. This is free and takes just a few minutes to submit online
• Attend an orientation session, done virtually when it fits in your schedule
• Email proof of COVID-19 vaccination and a copy of current medical license

Email if you’re interested.

Volunteer Roles

  • Vision screening​

    • Medical and non-medical volunteers​ are needed to perform vision screenings (reading the big "E" on the chart). This is in partnership with Durham Tech's Project Sight, which brings mobile eye exams and no-cost eyeglasses to those who need them. Volunteers for this role may be performing multiple tasks, including doing the vision screening, helping with registration, and more. 

  • Sports physicals

    • Medical and non-medical volunteers are needed to offer mobile sports physicals to middle and high school students in Durham County. In partnership with Durham Tech's Mobile Health Lab, the clinic can be brought directly to community groups and schools to provide free sports physicals for an afternoon or morning. 

  • Wellness Workshops

    • Volunteers provide a thirty to sixty minute workshop for children and adolescents on topics ranging from healthy sleep, nutrition, movement, mental health, and self-care for common ailments like colds and flus. 

sign up to be a volunteer

There are just a few steps to follow to begin volunteering with us! These may be completed in any order.

  1. Register as a volunteer with Durham Public Sschools so they can complete a background check. This is required for volunteers working with community groups as well. The registration lasts for two years, so if you have registered within the past year, you will be good for the upcoming school year. Visit for more information and choose the Register to Volunteer menu option. Call DPS at 919-560-2000 if you have any issues registering. This takes two to four weeks to process, so please do this as soon as possible. If you think you have a current background check, but can't find the email confirmation, try searching for "EAS access" in your email.

  2. Once you have received email confirmation of approval as a DPS volunteer, forward that email to If you are a medical professional, please include a picture or pdf of your current license along with this email.

  3. Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Email a copy of your vaccine record to

  4. Complete a Zoom training. Training will be virtual on-demand. Email for information on how to access the training.

Once you have completed training, and the volunteer coordinator has received your background check confirmation (and license if applicable), then you will receive information on signing up for shifts if you're an onsite volunteer. You can absolutely attend a training session while you're waiting for your background check to be processed. Email if you have questions.

Interested in VMC helping your school or community group?  

If you're interested in having VMC volunteers help your group, email us at!

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