About Us

Volunteers for Youth is deeply rooted in our community. Our team is committed to dismantling disparities that lead to an unjust distribution of opportunities among young people. With the help of our dedicated volunteers; we empower local youth to recognize their value and importance in their community and beyond.

Volunteers for Youth connects Orange County youth to the community by:

Cultivating their strengths

Encouraging positive relationships

Developing their ability to make responsible choices

Who We Are

Volunteers for Youth has been a part of the Orange County community since 1981. From the beginning, volunteers have played a critical role in all aspects of our organization’s functioning. Primary funding for Volunteers for Youth comes from the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, the towns of Chapel Hill and Carrboro, Orange County, United Way of the Greater Triangle, private donations, foundations, and the revenue raised through our annual golf tournament.

Board of Directors

Mario Meeks

Chandler Burns

Melissa Payne

Chris Blue

Andy Chacos

Paul Connell

Jason Freeman

Skye MacLeod

Meg McGurk

Kate Palmer

Ty Powers

Andre Richmond

Rick Steinbacher

Shilanka Ware

Contact Us

Volunteers for Youth
205 Lloyd Street, Suite 103
Carrboro, NC 27510

Telephone: 919-967-4511

Fax: 919-967-4540

Email Us


From I-40 (West or East): Take exit 266, South onto Martin Luther King Blvd. Continue on Martin Luther King Blvd towards downtown Chapel Hill. Take a right onto Rosemary Street. Continue on Rosemary Street towards Carrboro, through three lights. Take a right onto Lloyd Street, just before the railroad tracks. Lloyd Street Office Building is the fourth building on the left. Our office is located on the first floor, second door on the parking lot side of the building. Click here to map it.

Support Us

Help Volunteers for Youth build connections to help local youth achieve their potential!