Childcare Volunteer

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Community Empowerment Fund holds weekly on-site office hours at Families Moving Forward, the largest family homeless shelter in Durham. This means that we hold 1-on-1 meetings with parents to help them reach their goals so that they can move out of the shelter and have long-term financial stability. Parents often bring their children with them to these meetings, which we love! But our meetings are best when the parent(s) don't have to worry about watching their children. This is where you come in!!

We are looking for a few amazing volunteers to play with the kids, on Thursdays from 7:30-8:30 pm, during our meetings. The parent(s) would be in the same room and there may be an additional free volunteer from time to time to help you play with the kids. We typically have 3-7 kids each night. The kids are fairly energetic and range in age from 3-9 years old. We have toys for you and the kids to use to play.

We are currently asking for people to volunteer every other week. For this position, you must pass a background check and go through an hour training/onboarding before you begin.

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1206 B West Chaplel Hill St, Durham, NC 27701, US

Mission Statement

The Community Empowerment Fund (CEF) is a student-powered non-profit organization focused on enabling and sustaining transitions out of homelessness and poverty. Founded in 2009, CEF provides relationship-based support, workforce development, financial education, and matched savings accounts to individuals experiencing or at-risk of experiencing homelessness in Orange and Durham Counties of North Carolina.


Our approach combines relationship-based support with financial services that achieve equity. Our members are connected to a supportive community of volunteers and advocates to help achieve their goals. We work with members to secure housing, gain employment, and build savings in order to achieve financial security and sustain transitions out of poverty.

We uphold a dual purpose of empowering members to achieve their goals while developing student leaders. We are passionate about sustaining transitions out of homelessness, and leverage the combined resources of amazing volunteers, partners with a shared belief in mission, and collaborations across a wide spectrum to support each person uniquely and holistically.


We'll work with your schedule.


300 N Queen StDurham, NC 27701



  • Child Development
  • Child Welfare
  • Child Care
  • Youth Services




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • One hour a week, hopefully on a rotating basis.

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