Official visitor information site for Durham, NC

Durham Wayfinders

Durham Wayfinders

Launched in 2008 along with the opening of the Durham Performing Arts Center (DPAC), the Durham Convention & Visitors Bureau (DCVB) administers the online scheduling system that allows volunteers to easily register and search for opportunities to volunteer at Durham’s cultural facilities, events, festivals, convention information desks and visitor center.

The objective of the Durham Wayfinders is to offer excellent guest services by greeting our visitors and assisting with directions and information about area hotels, restaurants and things to see and do while in Durham. There’s only one chance at a great first impression; we want each visitor to have the ultimate experience from start to finish.

Durham Wayfinders

How it Works

Find out how to use the easy online site to log-in and select the organizations and shifts you want to volunteer for. See more...

Durham Wayfinders

Participating Organizations

The Wayfinding system is used by many Durham-based performance venues, festivals, and events, and continues to grow. See more...

Durham Wayfinders

Wayfinder Resources

Orientation materials and other resources to help you take full advantage of your volunteer experience. See more...

Get Involved:

>> Wayfinder Registration
>> Schedule Shifts

Interested but unable to commit at this time?
Email [email protected] to receive future updates about the program.

Photo Credit: Durham Wayfinders - DCVB

December 14 - April 27, 2014

"Another Look: Appropriation In Art" Art Exhibit

Since the turn of the 20th century, artists have appropriated imagery from well-known works of art, commodities and the media in order to make a statement about art’s relationship to, and place within, our world. The artists included in this installation use appropriation in their own way and for their own purposes, addressing themes of identity, politics, economics, history and nostalgia. Central to all of these works are questions of originality and the processes that go into making art. This installation includes works from the Nasher Museum’s collection by Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Alice Wagner, Vik Muniz, Alexander Kosolapov and others. Admission $5, $4 seniors, $3 non-Duke students with student ID.

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Wayfinder Spotlight

Karen Burns

I was born and raised in Buffalo, NY, and while attending college at the University of Buffalo decided it was time to move south. My original intention was to stay in the area for six months, however the months turned into years and it became apparent that Durham would be my home.

In 2008, during the opening season of DPAC, I attended the Broadway show Fiddler on the Roof. I was in awe of the facility and atmosphere and decided I wanted to volunteer at DPAC, which coincided nicely with my retirement after 40 years of working at Duke.

After filling out a Wayfinders application and attending the orientation, I found out that Durham had so much more to offer than I thought. As I felt more comfortable volunteering I ventured out into other venues and participated at Centerfest, NCGLFF, Full Frame, the Bull Durham Blues Festival, ADF, and the Carolina Theatre. I have met many interesting people and have fun participating at all the events and performances in Durham.

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