Community Partners

El Centro Hispano

El Centro Hispano, located in downtown Durham, has a number of volunteer opportunities for Spanish speakers and non-Spanish speakers alike. El Centro officers a variety of adult courses for ESL learners, tutoring programs for school-age kids, and health education services. Contact the Volunteer Coordinator at El Centro to volunteer for any program. Ask for the Volunteer Coordinator at 919-687-4635.
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Durham Crisis Response Center

For more than twenty years, the Durham Crisis Response Center has been the sole provider of comprehensive shelter and support services in the Durham area--providing counseling, legal advocacy, support groups, and shelter to survivors and their families in the aftermath of domestic or sexual violence. DCRC also offers prevention workshops and training to faith-based organizations, schools, the general public and professionals throughout the Triangle. DCRC regularly needs Spanish-speaking volunteers. Visit their volunteer page at Durham Crisis Response Center.

Durham Public Schools

511 Cleveland Street
Durham, NC 27702

Durham Public Schools serves over 31,000 students in Durham County in 46 schools. Approximately 14% of DPS students are Hispanic. Service-learning students in Spanish work primarily with Latino/a youth in grades k-5. 
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GANO-Gente Aprendiendo por Nuevas Oportunidades
Duke University Campus

GANO is a student-run volunteer program at Duke University offering free English as a Second Language tutoring to Hispanic adults in Durham, NC. In addition to tutoring lessons, GANO also participates in cultural potluck dinners, Saturday activities in Durham, movie nights, computer and internet training lessons, and more! The cultural richness of Durham's Latino community makes GANO just as much a learning experience for tutors as it is for tutees. Tutoring takes place on Duke's East Campus on Tuesday and Thursday nights from 6:30 to 8:00 pm. 

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El Pueblo, Inc.

Tel:(919) 835-1525
2321 Crabtree Blvd.
Suite 105
Raleigh, NC 27606

El Pueblo is a North Carolina non-profit statewide advocacy and public policy organization dedicated to strengthening the Latino Community. This mission is accomplished through leadership development, proactive and direct advocacy, education, and promotion of cross-cultural understanding in partnerships at the local, state, and national levels.  El Pueblo is looking for volunteers to conduct surveys, youth leadership, clerical, public safety, and special events.

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El Futuro

El Futuro is a non-profit resource for Latino mental health and substance abuse treatment. El Futuro's mission is to strengthen the whole community by providing and advancing bilingual and culturally informed behavioral health treatment for underserved Spanish speaking individuals and families. For volunteer information: