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

November 2 - 2, 2014

Vegetarian Flava Fest

Experience Vegetarian, Vegan, and Live (Raw) cuisine samples from your favorite restaurants, food trucks, caterers, and chefs in the Triangle Area. This event will feature cooking demonstrations, a food truck rodeo, a vegetarian cookoff, local farmers, children’s food tasting, healthy eating and living workshops, and other interactive activities. Tickets $10.

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Wayfinder Spotlight

Janet Tice

Janet has been a Wayfinder since its’ beginning in 2008. Although a transplanted New Yorker living in Chapel Hill, she’s wildly enthusiastic about Durham. “It’s really a happening place! The diversity, the restaurants, the theater and concert scene are the best in the Triangle, if not the state.” 


A gypsy at heart, she left psychiatric nursing in the 70’s to open a travel agency in Manhattan…”it was just a different kind of craziness”, she laughs. She began specializing in family travel with the birth of her daughter, Fabiana, writing one of the first books in the field, and to her surprise, it actually stayed in print for 20 years!


In 1989, she brought her family tour company to North Carolina, then moved on to develop a travel management program at UNC-Chapel Hill, became a concierge at the Carolina Inn, and spent two years as a tour guide for Smithsonian Student Tours.


Janet began volunteering in the late 90’s, and has witnessed the growing professionalism and organization brought about by Wayfinders. “It continues to be exciting and rewarding, and I’ve made good friends through volunteering. It’s a benefit to the community, the organizations, and to each of the volunteers. I’m so grateful to be a part of it.”

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