VOLUNTEER

Help support Durham schools, students, and community groups by volunteering your time with the Volunteer Medical Corps (VMC). 

Do you work in healthcare?


Want to feel incredibly appreciated and help your local school?


Do you have flexibility to volunteer 4 hours a few times this year?


Then come volunteer with us!

 


Our volunteers are nurses, doctors, physical therapists, paramedics, and other professionals who work with patients. We serve in DPS schools, supervising kids who become sick during the school day until their parent/guardian arrives to pick them up, so school staff are free to do their work.

 

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 volunteer@comvmc.org 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. 

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. Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form here with your contact information. We will email you when we have updates on training sessions or newly announced needs. 

  2. 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 https://dpsnc.net/volunteers 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.

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

  4. Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Email a copy of your vaccine record to volunteer@comvmc.org

  5. Complete a Zoom training. Training through the end of 2021 will be virtual on-demand. Email volunteer@comvmc.org 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 volunteer@COMVMC.org 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 volunteer@COMVMC.org!