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

October 24 - 24, 2014

Durham Symphony Orchestra Halloween Spooktacular Concert

An evening of fun-filled musical offerings for the whole family including holiday inspired works by Copeland, Stravinsky, Saint Saƫns and Williams. Paperhand Puppet Intervention, creator of giant puppets, masks and shadow plays joins the DSO in staged performances of Gounod's Funeral March of a Marionette and Stravinsky's Infernal Dance of King Katschei from the Firebird Suite. Bring lawn chairs or blankets. Food trucks, beginning at 6pm. Best Costume contest. Hands-on instrument fun with High Strung Petting Zoo. Special guests Faith Baptist Church Children's Choir. FREE admission.

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Wayfinder Spotlight

Wanda & Michael Crutchfield

Michael is a lifelong resident of Durham, and a true lover of this town and all that it offers. Michael is a retired Durham City Fire Fighter (31 years of service) as a fire fighter/fire captain. Wanda is a retired registered professional nurse, and they both now have time to devote to volunteer organizations such as Wayfinders. Wanda has recently completed her internship as an Extension Master Gardener Volunteer for Durham County.


So many wonderful things have taken place in the downtown area and we are pleased and proud to be associated with an organization that also works hard to promote Durham. We want to be part of the support of Durham as a city to live in, work in and enjoy.


We have been way finders for a few years now with a concentration on Durham Central Park, the Art Walk , Centerfest, Art of Cool, and Keep Durham Beautiful. We have met so many fine people through our association with Wayfinders and the affiliated organizations. We both wish to thank you for this opportunity to grow along with Durham.

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