Volunteer with Us

Our physical clinic is temporarily closed due to the pandemic, however, the volunteer program is open to applications for small and safe volunteer tasks. As of April 2021, you can submit your interest in volunteering with us by filling out the form below! Or contacting our coordinator at hcruz@elfuturo-nc.org

Within a week, we will contact you regarding your interest and start the application process which consists of an application, background check, and volunteer orientation and training!

Volunteers make it possible for us to improve the lives of North Carolina’s Latino community. Help us make a positive difference in the lives of Latino children and their families by donating your time and experience.

Click on the following areas of need to find out how to get involved.


Click on the following areas of need to find out how to get involved

Green Space Beautification

Green Space Beautification

Our clinic in the Lakewood community in Durham includes an adjacent green space, which we’re turning into a therapeutic, natural area for our clients and other neighborhood residents and visitors.

We are grateful to a host of donors over the past year who helped us make major improvements in the space, and to Triangle Community Foundation for a new grant to support adding a play area and easily accessible walkways. We are also very thankful to have local artist Cornelio Campos working on a 2,760 square foot mural in the outdoor space, which is being funded by the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation.

We’re seeking local volunteers – as individuals or groups – to help keep the space cleared of weeds and trash, watered well through the summer, and generally looking beautiful. There are one-time volunteer opportunities as well as recurring ones dependent on your availability and desires. Check out this video about the work we’re doing in the green space!

Outreach Team

Outreach Team

Supervised by: Lissette Guerrero, MSW, LCSWA, Project Clinical Manager & Outpatient Therapist

Hours: 2-3 hours per week (Varies per event)

Recurrence: Dependent on availability (Generally available a few times a month)

Language proficiency: Spanish not required

Job Description: The outreach program requires volunteers to attend community events or festivals on behalf of El Futuro to share information with the community regarding our services. Spanish proficiency is not required but there are a few exceptions with specific events where the majority of attendees are mainly Spanish-speaking community members. El Futuro receives invitations from different organizations across the region such as Durham, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, Raleigh, Apex, etc. Training is available for all new volunteers prior to the day of the event.

Conexiones (Case Management)

Conexiones (Case Management)

Supervised by: Sabrina Aguilar-Simon / Hours: 1-1.5 hours per week / Recurrence: Weekly in May, June, July, and August (with possibility of extending beyond the summer if desired) / Language proficiency: Spanish fluency required

Job Description:
Conduct satisfaction surveys via phone with Conexiones clients, Training with Sabrina before starting, Text and call clients, Administer surveys via phone and document responses, Document contact attempts and survey completions in spreadsheet, Provide periodic updates on status of survey completions


Supervised by: Ismael Santillano / Hours: 8-10 hours per week (possibly more if desired). Flexible schedule. Can be virtual. / Recurrence: Daily to weekly (as desired by volunteer), April-July / Language proficiency: Spanish fluency preferred

Job Description:
Gather and document information on community resources for clients, Training with Ismael before starting, Internet and other searches for possible resources, Make calls to agencies re: services provided, Document resource details in resource database, Possibly create bilingual handouts with resources

Client Satisfaction Survey

Client Satisfaction Survey

Supervised by: Sarelli Rossi, Operations Director

Hours: Monthly

Recurrence: At least 3 hours per month. Volunteer must commit to at least 6 months.

Language proficiency: Spanish required

Job Description: Administer satisfaction survey to El Futuro clients in English and Spanish over the phone. The survey has 14 questions and is in google survey format. Volunteer can complete phone surveys from an El Futuro office and/or home.



Supervised by: Kerry Brock, MPA, Director of Advancement and Strategy

Hours: Varies per project

Recurrence: Projects available twice monthly or according to agreed schedule on a per project basis

Language proficiency: Spanish not required

Job Description: Volunteers can help with communications tasks either remotely or at El Futuro’s Durham clinic. Opportunities to volunteer with El Futuro’s communications team include:

  • Copy writing for blog posts and press releases
  • Design work for printed and online material
  • Photography
  • Social media planning and implementation
  • Assisting with mailings
  • Designing/creating materials for events and fundraisers
Clerical Tasks

Clerical Tasks

Supervised by: Mariana Abraham, Durham Clinic Manager

Hours: 3-5 hours per week

Recurrence: Volunteer must commit to at least 4 months.

Spanish proficiency: Not required.

Job Description: We need volunteers who can file medical records on a weekly bases. Our medical records go by letter and numbers and require someone who can sort out the documents before filing them.

Jr. Gardening Club

Jr. Gardening Club

Supervised by: Hayley Cruz

Hours: 3 hours every other week

Recurrence: There will be 6 classes total: May 1, May 15, May 29, June 12, June 26, and July 10. Volunteers do not need to help with every class- just the ones they are able to attend.

Language proficiency: Spanish-speaking helpful, but not necessary

Job Description: El Futuro is having a free Jr. Gardening Club for kids at the Therapeutic Green Space! This club is for kids to learn the basics of gardening, how to take care of the planet, and the mental health benefits of spending time outdoors. Volunteers are needed to help conduct classes and assist with various hands-on activities to get the kids engaged in El Futuro’s community garden. A curriculum will be provided ahead of time, and no prior gardening knowledge or experience is required.

Get Started

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