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Downtown Durham has a dedicated team of Ambassadors who provide much needed clean and safe services. From sweeping and cleaning the streets, to providing directions for visitors, to jumpstarting car batteries, our Ambassadors are here to help. Have questions? Just stop one and ask. Need to submit a service request? Call 919-682-BULL (2855) or submit online.

Ambassador Hotline

919-682-BULL (919-682-2855)

During operating hours, calls to the Ambassador Hotline will be forwarded directly to an on-duty Ambassador. You can also report concerns through our Service Center. If a request should be handled by the City of Durham, the Ambassador will submit the work order through Durham One Call.

For any emergencies, please call 9-1-1.

Service Schedule

Ambassadors are on duty throughout downtown seven days a week, with rotating shifts and zones. Typical schedules are Sunday, Monday and Tuesday 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. and Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday 7 a.m. to 10 p.m., but may vary due to special events and projects.

Ambassador Services

  • Cleaning and maintaining public sidewalks and spaces
  • Welcoming and assisting visitors
  • Promoting downtown amenities and businesses
  • Providing maps and visitor information
  • Assisting with downtown special events
  • Removing graffiti from public spaces
  • Power washing sidewalks
  • Calls for assistance to police, fire, EMS
  • Connecting those in need to social services
  • Car jumpstarts
  • And more. Call (919) 682-2855 for assistance.

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