In order to volunteer with CWS, you’ll need to first fill out our online Volunteer Application, attend an orientation session, and submit a background check clearance to the CWS office. The time for the next orientation session is listed below in red text, as are instructions for the background check. The CWS volunteer orientation session lasts for approximately one hour and will take place at our office, 112 S. Duke Street. We’re in the same building with Parker and Otis coffee shop!
The next volunteer orientation will be Monday, February 9th from 5:30-6:30 PM at 112 S. Duke St. Suite 4B, Durham, NC 27701.
All prospective volunteers will need to get clearance from the police department/sheriff’s department where the volunteer lives before they can begin volunteering. The cost of this is relatively small (in Durham, it is $10) and CWS is able to reimburse the volunteer for the cost of the background check in cash if they will bring us the receipt. The results must be mailed directly to CWS Durham or hand-submitted to CWS Durham in a sealed envelope with a clerk’s signature over the seal. CWS will provide a self-addressed, stamped envelope if necessary. Please contact Ellen Andrews at email@example.com with questions regarding the background check policy and procedure.
Here is the link to instructions for obtaining a background check for residents of Durham County: http://dconc.gov/government/departments-f-z/sheriff-s-office/divisions-a-to-z/records.