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Pre-Orientation Materials


(1) Complete the PfS Tutor Information Form (Link)

  • Once you hit submit, no confirmation email will be sent to you

(2) Complete the Durham Public Schools background check application (Link)

-You will need Social Security number*

Leave the school selection question blank

Email your DPS application confirmation emails to Joanna Middleton (

    • You should receive this within minutes after submitting your DPS Volunteer/Background Check application
    • Can search email inbox for: DPS New Volunteer Registration Confirmation

If you think you have a currently approved status, please check your email inbox for: Volunteer status- Durham Public Schools

      • Email the approval email to Joanna Middleton (
      • Volunteer status must be approved through December 3rd, 2021
      • If not found, please alert Joanna

If having a hard time completing the application for any reason, please email Joanna immediately

*Reach out to PfS staff if you do not have a Social Security number – we can help you access an alternative DPS volunteer application

(3) Join BOTH of these Remind lists for updates and time sensitive information:

(4) Sign Up for a Partners for Success Pre-Orientation Meeting, in a slot that works for you. Let us know if none of the current slots work, and we’ll do our best to find a solution.

These meetings are mandatory, and will cover (among other things):

  • How the logistics of site selection works
  • Basic guidelines for tutoring
  • Communicating with host sites/ teachers
  • Training
  • How to receive credit for hours tutored

(5) Complete Duke Minors Policy Training (LINK) 

  • You should already have a link to this training in your email inbox
  • Must use the full name version ( of your Duke email in entry box
  • This is a quiz-like training (no need to forward anything once completed)