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Tue Sep 27, 2016 06:30 PM - Mon May 01, 2017 07:30 PM


300 N. Queen StreetDurham, NC 27701


Did you know? Students experiencing homelessness are up to nine times more likely than their non-homeless peers to repeat a grade. Among students identified as experiencing homelessness in one study, 17% had repeated at least one grade.(Source: http://tiny.cc/1mihey)

Do you have a passion for helping those who are experiencing homelessness succeed academically? If so, Families Moving Forward, a local shelter in Durham, NC needs dedicated volunteers to help our school-aged students with homework, test preparation, and projects.
Volunteers are needed to serve one or more nights a week for a semester (Sept. - Dec.) or the entire school year (Sept - June 2017).

Volunteer Requirements:
- Complete FMF new volunteer orientation (1 hour)
- Agree to a criminal background check
- Have at least a high school diploma or GED
- Have basic knowledge of core academic subjects
- Ability to commit at least one day (one hour) per week for a semester or the entire school year
- Passion for working with school-aged children


  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Reading / Writing
  • General Education
  • Tutoring

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour per week for 3 months or 6 months
  • Volunteers must have at least a high school diploma

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