Volunteer in the Community | Volunteer Agencies in Santa Fe

HUDV 170 - Volunteer in the Community Contact Information:

Keith Melton - Instructor
Office: 428-1752

This is a list of sites that students enrolled in HUDV 170 Volunteer in the Community can choose to volunteer with. If you are a SFCC or Santa Fe community member looking for volunteer opportunities, feel free to contact any of these organizations on your own.

If you are a student interested in earning credit for volunteer service it is OK to contact any of the agencies below before attending an HUDV 170 enrollment session but you must be enrolled in the course to receive credit for volunteer service.

If you are enrolling in HUDV 170 and want to volunteer for a site not listed below please bring the information to your enrollment session along with the student guidebook (link below and on previous page) 

HUDV 170 Student Guidebook - Adobe Acrobat (PDF)

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AGENCY LIST(catagories include Animals; Arts/Media/Film/; Community Outreach and Advocacy; Education; Environment and Sustainability; Food and Hunger; Healthcare; Homeless Services; Legal Services and Advocacy; Violence Prevention; Youth; Miscellaneous agencies)


Agency: Espanola Valley Humane Society
Address: 108 Hamm Parkway Espanola, NM 87532
Volunteer Supervisor: Santa Fe /Nina Chiotasso
Phone: 470-1278

Job Description/Responsibilities: Help in the resale store, walk, cuddle and groom the animals; landscaping, photography, orgainizing, help in any way. Training is offered.

Volunteers are also needed at mobile adoption events in Santa Fe or Albuquerque to help handle dogs, puppies, cats and kittens. There is no minimum time commitment for mobile adoptions and youth volunteers are welcome with an adult.

Qualifications: love animals and not be allergic to cats and dogs. May have to clean up some messes.

Commitment: 4 hours per month

Agency: Felines and Friends New Mexico
Address: 369 Montezuma Ave. # 320 Santa fe, NM 87501
Volunteer Supervisor: Barb Schubert
Phone: 505-231-1051
Job Description/Responsibilities: Care for cats at the adoption center at Petco in Santa Fe one day per week. Assist with cleaning cages on Sunday, 4:00PM - 7:00 PM. caregiver needed for various morning, afternoon and evening time slots.

Qualifications: Responsible, mature, good judgement in caring for kittens and cats. Prefer 17 or older.

Volunteer a minimum of 2 hours per week.

Agency: The Horse Shelter
Address: call or email for directions-located in Cerrillos
Volunteer Supervisor: Susan Hemmerle 
Phone: 471-6179

Job Description/Responsibilities: mucking, walking, socializing, grooming and feeding the horses, and other maintenance work. No experience necessary. Love the horses. Very rewarding!

Agency: Kindred Spirits
Address: call for directions- off of Highway 14
Volunteer Supervisor: Ulla Pedersen 
Phone: 471-5366

Job Description/Responsibilities: Clean, brush and love the older dogs, horses and fowl. Help with yardwork and landscaping, carpentry, plumbing, electrical, gardening, special events. Love animals.

Time Commitment: 1 day per week

Qualifications: Love animals, references required, maintain own health insurance

Agency: Santa Fe Animal Shelter & Humane Society
Address: 100 Caja del Rio Rd Santa Fe, NM 87507
Volunteer Supervisor: Mary Hendrix 
Phone: 983-4309 x 128

Job Description/Responsibilities: walk dogs, socialize with cats, work in the shelter resale store- Look What the Cat Dragged in, greet people at the front desk, work in clinic, data processing, foster parent puppies or kittens for 2-6 weeks.
Additional training is offered for the particular position assigned. Download volunteer and foster parent application at their website.


Agency: Center for Contemporary Arts
Address: 1050 Old Pecos Trail Santa Fe, NM 87505
Volunteer Coordinator: Karen Ralson
Phone: 982-1338 e-mail: or

Job Description/Responsibilities: installing shows in the gallery, take tickets at film events, help with grant research, docents, archiving, mailings, phones. For every 2 hours of volunteer service you receive a free movie pass.

Qualifications: must be 18

Time: Monday- Friday for office help, 10-4; evenings and weekends for ticket takers.

Agency: El Museo Cultural
Address:555 Camino de la Familia, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (in the Santa Fe Railyard)
Volunteer Supervisor: Maria Martinez
Phone: 505-992-0591

Job Description/Responsibilities: Become culturally aware of the world. Assist with various assignments related to display of visual arts, support for theater productions, work on community geneology project, or administrative/ marketing projects. Help with the garden, facility and in classes with youth.

Agency: Fine Arts for Children & Teens
Address: 1516 Pacheco Street Santa Fe, NM 87505
Mailing Address: PO Box 22363, Santa Fe, NM 87502
Volunteer Supervisor/Program Coordinator: Tara Santini
Phone: 992-2787

Job Description/Responsibilities: Love art? Assist with arts programs in or out of the classroom. Training is provided.

Qualifications: Enjoy working with children, patience, be a team player
Time Commitment: one 4 hour shift per week.

Agency: Georgia O'Keeffe Museum 
Address: 217 Johnson Street, Santa Fe, NM  87501
Volunteer Supervisor: Cathy Ullery
Phone: 505-946-1013

Job Description/Responsibilities: Use data entry and general administration skills to help us maintain donor information used by Museum Advancement team.  Work a flexible schedule in a dynamic, collegial atmosphere.  Free admission to the Museum, plus discounts on shop, tours and special events.  We love our volunteers! 

Qualifications: Data entry and Microsoft Office.  Good customer service, positive outlook, detail oriented.

Time Commitment: 3-8 hours per week, day(s) flexible.  Open Monday-Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. 

Address: 112 West San Francisco Street Santa Fe, NM 87501
Volunteer Supervisor: Ranny Levy
Phone: 989-8076

Job Description/Responsibilities: help with general office work, computer graphics, publicity, promotion, video editing, film festival assistance, coaching youth film critics.

Agency: Museums of New Mexico
Volunteer Supervisor: Steve Cantrell
Phone: 476-1144 

Job Description/Responsibilities: Assist curators, public relations, marketing, giftshop, etc.
Hours: Monday- Friday, 8- 5; special events on weekends.

Qualifications: Job specific

Time commitment: 4 hours per week

Museums include:
Museum of Indian Arts & Culture 
NM Museum of Art 
NM History Museum/Palace of the Governors
Museum of International Folk Art

Agency: National Dance Institute of New Mexico
Address: 1140 Alto Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Volunteer Supervisor: Dayna Velasco or Casandra Romero 
Phone: 505-983-7646

Job Description/Responsibilities: Box office assistance (phone calls, ticket sales, data entry, public assistance), general office help. Call for seasonal opportunities.

Qualifications: Familiar with computers, typing, prpfessional phone courtesy and dress

Time Commitment: 8-10 hours per week preferred

Agency: Pablita Velarde Museum of Indian Women in the Arts (PVMIWA)
Address: 213 Cathedral Street, Santa Fe, NM, by the Cathedral on the Plaza
Volunteer Supervisor: Amber-Dawn Bear Robe
Phone: 505-988-8900
Website: http://pvmiwa/org/

Job Description/Responsibilities: Volunteer opportunities include hospitality for special events, gallery sitting, greeting guests and managing admissions.  Volunteers are otherwise welcome to read, study or otherwise occupy their time.  The gallery is open Tuesday to Sunday, 10 AM to 5 PM.

Qualifications: Interest in the arts and talking to new people.

Agency: Santa Fe Art Institute
Address: 1600 St. Michael's Drive, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 24044, Santa Fe, NM 87502
Volunteer Supervisor: Nicole Davis
Phone: 505-424-5050

Job Description/Responsibilities: Youth Education Department: assist in all aspects of community work, workshops, arts projects, and exhibitions. Library: Assist in organizing catalogue and books and handling donated materials.

Qualifications: Very reliable and organized, self starter and ability to work with littel supervision. Interest in youth and arts or library systems a plus but SFAI will train as needed.

Agency: Santa Fe Chamber Music Festival
Address: 208 Griffin Street, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Volunteer Supervisor: Jessalyn Kilgour
Phone: (845) 853-3009

Job Description/Responsibilities: Usher for summer concerts, office help, box office and/or giftshop

Qualifications: work in fast paced environment, love music, good organizational skills

Agency: Santa Fe Children's Museum
Address: 1050 Old Pecos Trail, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Volunteer Supervisor: India Nixon
Phone: 989-8359 x 109

Job Description/Responsibilities: facilitate exhibits with the children, work in the shop, assist floor managers, garden managers, Earthworks managers, help with animals, interact with children ages 2-12.

Qualifications: Enjoy mentoring children, be responsible, have a pleasant attitude, have fun

Time Commitment: Minimum of three months
Open Wednesday, Friday & Saturday, 10-5, Thurdays 10-7 and  Sundays 12-5.

Agency: Santa Fe Independent Film Festival
Address: 215 West San Francisco Street #202A, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Festival Director: Liesette Paisner
Phone: 349-1414
e-mail: or
Job Description/Responsibilities: various positions that are central to the festival production including assisting the advisory board or festival director, ushers, ticket takers, projectionists, concesssions, party planning and assisting. In addition to credit you can earn festival and after party passes for hours worked.

Qualifications: Being passionate about the arts, particularly film, keep deadlines and handle tasks responsibly, be able to work both independently and with a team.
Time Commitment: As needed for course.

Positions are available all year long with many hours available in the early fall semester whent he festival occurs. festival dates are October 16-20, 2013

Agency: Santa Fe Playhouse
Address: 142 East DeVargas, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Volunteer Supervisor: Rebecca Morgan- Project Director
Phone: 988-4262 

Job Description/Responsibilities: Help with lights and sound and also assist stage managers and the director during evening rehersals. Box office and lobby help needed for evening performances Thursday through Saturday and also Sunday Afternoons.

Qualifications: Some theater experience a plus, but not necessary. Actors and technical people welcome.

Time commitment: At least 4 hours per week Thursday through Saturday evenings and Sunday afternoons.

Agency:The Santa Fe Symphony & Chorus
Volunteer Supervisor: Diane Stengle
Phone: 983-3530

Job Description/Responsibilities: Collect tickets, office help, setting up for performances.

Qualifications: patience and ability to lift

Time Commitment: 3-4 hours per week

Agency: SITE Santa Fe
Address: 1606 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe 87501
Volunteer Supervisor: Arlene Schiffer 
Phone: 989-1199 x 28

Job Description/Responsibilities: Assist with various departments, mingle with the artists, special events, administrative help, set up, breakdown, collect tickets

Time: Variable depending on events


Agency: Los Amigos del Parque
Volunteer Supervisor: Mara Taub
Job Description/Responsibilities: Provide advocacy and services for immigrant day laborers; provide breakfast for workers 7:30-9am in DeVargas Park.

Time: At least 2 hours per week.  Call for more information. Speaking Spanish not required.

Agency: Open Hands 
Address: 2976 Rodeo Park Dr. East, Santa Fe, NM 87508
Volunteer Supervisor: Colleen Falcone
Phone: 505-428-2320

Open Hands provides essential services to help frail elderly, disabled and economically disadvantaged members of our community to live with dignity and independence.

Description/Responsibilities: An artist is highly sought after to lead fun projects with the clients who are developmentally delayed, or with Alzheimers. Help with adult day care, and in the ofice. Experience creativity and companionship with our elderly population.

Qualifications: Be open to creative experiences. Fill out an application, which you can find on the website.

Time: Monday-Friday, 8-5

Agency: RESULTS Santa Fe
Address: c/o K. Sherlock, Group Co-Leader, P.O. Box 5003, Santa Fe, NM 87502
Volunteer Supervisor: Kathryn (Kitty) Sherlock
Phone: 505-473-9095 

Job Description: RESULTS is a national grassroots volunteer organization established to create the political will to end hunger and poverty in the US and globally. Members take action locally to advocate on such issues as : expanding social, educational, economic and health services to poor families and individuals (example: expanding Head Start, sustaining WIC, Food Stamps). Writing letters to Congressional Representatives and other government leaders and to newspapers, serving as spokespersons presenting on poverty issues, assisting in holding forums, coalition meetings, attending workshops and conference calls.

Time:  conference call once a month from 10:30AM-12:00PM requesting congressional action

Qualifications: People of all ages, faiths and ways of life are RESULTS members.  Come if you want to make a difference in many people's lives!

Training: 1 hour Orientation

Agency: The Salvation Army
Address: 525 W. Alameda, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Volunteer Supervisor: Lt. Joseph
Phone: 505-988-8055

Job Description/Responsibilities: Help in the office, preparing food boxes, and help with after school tutoring for children.

Hours: 9-12 Friday, 9-12 &  1-4 Monday- Thursday

Agency: St. Vincent de Paul Society
Address: 1088 Early Street Santa Fe, NM 87502
Volunteer Supervisor: Joe Salas or Karen Kreutzer
Phone: office 989-8328 store 988-4308

Great opportunity for a Human Service/ Social Work degree major.

Job Description/Responsibilities: Assist in thrift store, office, computer help, work in the cemetary next door; lots to do, Monday-Friday, 10-4:30

Training will be provided. Fluent in Spanish a plus but not necessary.


Agency: Challenge New Mexico
Address: 74 Caja Del Rio Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505
Volunteer Supervisors: Carlos Caceres
Phone: 470-1815
Job Description/Responsibilities: This program serves the mentally and/or physically challenged. Great opportunity for psychology or education majors. Help with horseback riding program year round. In the winter participate in the Adaptive Ski program. Ski for free!

Call Chris Werhane for the ski program at 690-9103.

Time: Tuesday-Saturday, 10-5.

Agency: Listening Horse Therapeutic Riding
Address: P.O. Box 8960, Santa Fe, NM 87504
Volunteer Supervisor: Laurie Seton
Phone: 505-670-3577

Description: Listening Horse Therapeutic Riding Program and its PATH International Equine Services for Heroes program offer Therapeutic horseback riding to active military, veterans, their spouses and children, at-risk youth, and those facing other challenges.

We would be happy to provide you with additional material or speak with you about this program.

Agency: Cybernet Work NM
Address: 1964 Cerrillos Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87505
Volunteer Supervisor: Andres Romero- computer training
Phone: 690-2763  

Volunteer Supervisor: Doug Schoke- computer upgrades
Phone: 670-1306

Job Description/ Responsibilities: Assist seniors with basic and intermediate computer skills. Upgrade computers to be given away to those in need. Help is also needed in recycling parts for re-building donated computers that are given to low income elderly folks. We work closely with the Mary Ester Gonzales Senior Center(MEG) and Retired Senior Volunteers program (RSVP)

Qualifications: Computer skills, patience

Time: 2 hours per week 

Agency: Santa Fe Community College Literacy Volunteers / Adult Basic Education- English as a Second Language (ESL)
Address: 6401 Richards Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87508
Volunteer Supervisor: Letty Naranjo 
Phone: 428-1330

Qualifications: Tutors must complete 20 hours of training to be a volunteer, unless needed for office work.

Time commitment: one semester

ESL Program(English as a second language)
Volunteer Supervisor: Andrea Gaytan
Phone: 428-1444
Job Description: Call for opportunities.

Agency: PMS Headstart (Santa Fe as well as Nambe, Chimayo, Pena Blanca)  
Address: 5600 Agua Fria Santa Fe, NM 87505
Volunteer Supervisor: Each center has their own director.
Phone: 505- 954-4601 Call to find out volunteer opportunities. 

Job Description: Help in the classroom with children 6 weeks to 5 years old. Help with food prep and cleaning the center.

Training is provided.

Time: No more than 8 hours/week

Agency: Santa Fe Council on International Relations
Address: 1210 Luisa Street Suite # 6 Santa Fe, NM 87505
Volunteer Supervisor: Patricia (Patti) Richardson Poitras
Phone: 982-4931

The Santa Fe Council on International Relations (CIR) is a non-profit founded in 1965. Our organization is a private sector partner with the U.S. Department of State's International Visitor Leadership Program. We welcome highly qualified professionals from a range of field's including Women Leaders and Entrepreneurship, Museum Management, Cultural Heritage Preservation, Water protection, and Sustainable Tourism. International visitors are invited to participate in our program from over 120 countries worldwide. 

CIR also provides discussion opportunities, lectures, seminars, travel opportunities, student outreach activities engaging our community in world affairs.

Job Description/Responsibilities: Data entry working in US Dept. of State eCIV, office mailings, resource development and social media.

Time: 4-8 hours per week Monday-Friday, 10-4

Agency: Think New Mexico
Address: 1227 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, 87501
Volunteer Supervisors: Kristina Fisher 
Phone: 992-1315

Think NM is a results-oriented think tank serving the citizens of NM by taking into consideration the problems facing NM and developing effective, comprehensive, sustainable solutions for those problems.

Job Description/Responsibilities: Help with computer data entry, and misc. office work and research projects.

Time: 1-2 afternoons a week for 4-8 hours per week.


Agency: Concerned Citizens for Nuclear Safety
Address: 107 Cienega Santa Fe, NM 87501
Volunteer Supervisor: Joni Arends- Director
Phone: 986-1973

Job Description/Responsibilities: Help with the mission to protect all living beings and the environmentfrom the effects of radioactive and other hazardous materials now and in the future. Current issues: Water and keeping LANL pollutants out ofteh Buckman Projects at the Rio Grande. Great for environmental lawyer/ scientist interests. Call the Direcdtor for more information for volunteering.

Commitment: 30 hours in a semester. Please contact CCNS early in the semester to meet the required hours. They cannot accomodate students needing hours after midterms.

Agency:Earth Care International
Address: 1235 Siler Road, Suite D Santa Fe, NM 87507
Phone: 983-6896

Job Description/Responsibilities: Administrative duties at the office, help to coordinate meetings for the Youth Allies Network or Teacher Institute for Sustainable Education.

Help to categorize books in the resource library and make them more available to the public.

Help with special events.

Qualifications: Strong communication skills and computer skills are required.

Time Commitment: 5 hours per week

Agency: Keep Santa Fe Beautiful
Address: City Parks Division, 1142 Siler Road, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Volunteer Supervisor: G.J. (Gilda) Montano
Phone: 955-2215

Job Description/Responsibilities: Help with the annual Great American Cleanup days and beautificationn projects. Call for more info.

Agency: Los Alamos Study Group-for nuclear disarmament
Address:2901 Summit Place NE Albuquerque, NM 87106
Volunteer Supervisor: Trish Williams- Mello Phone: 265-1200

Job Description/Responsibilities: Based on individual's experience, volunteers may help with research, events, communications, outreach, or general office needs such as filing. Minimal training is provided.

Qualifications: Must have basic office skills and experience. Best for more experienced or older students but others may apply. An interview will be necessary prior to accepting new volunteers.

Time: Minimum of 4 hour shift per week.

Agency: New Mexico Environmental Law Center
Address: 1405 Luisa Street, Ste #5, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Volunteer Supervisor: Yana Merrill 
Phone: 989-9022 

Job Description/Responsibilities: General office tasks such as filing, data entry, mailings, and possible involvement with events and hearings. Learn about environmental justice in NM and the workings of a non-profit law firm.

Qualifications: general computer skills and works well with people, takes initiative

Time: 2 hours per week, M-F 8:30-5:00 PM 

Agency: Nuclear Watch of New Mexico 
Address: 903 W. Alameda #325, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Volunteer Supervisor: Jay Coghlan
Phone: 505-989-7342
e-mail: or

Job Description/Responsibilities: Help with Facebook and other social media networking; analysis of large PDF documents; Help make issues accessible to wider and younger audiences; some clerical work.

Qualifications:  Interest in issues of nuclear weapons and waste. Familiarity with social networking sites, e-mail, and blog posting.

Time: Flexible. Call for more info.

Agency: Randall Davey Audubon Center
Address:1800 Upper Canyon Road Santa Fe, NM 87501
Volunteer Supervisor: Carl Beal
Phone: 983-4609
(you can also go on the website and use the contact form to send an e-mail inquiring about volunteering)

Job Description/Responsibilities: A variety of opportunities are offered. Work with school groups, in the office, on trails, work in the bookstore, staff the visitor center, general cleaning and maintenance, lead bird walks, assist the education staff with environmental education classes.

Qualifications: friendly attitude, eagerness to help, flexibility, some knowledge of nature, responsible, and capable of working well with others.

Time: 4 hours shifts, 2-4 days per month  Nature Store open 10- 4:00 seven days a week.

Agency: Santa Fe Botanical Garden
Address: PO Box 23343, Santa Fe, NM 87502
Volunteer Supervisors: Fran Cole 
Phone: 471-9103

Job Description/Responsibilities:  After completing volunteer training,begin working at any of the three Botanical Garden sites. At Museum Hill Garden docents work 7 days a week in the  Admissions Kiosk and leading tours.  At the Leonora Curtin Wetland Preserve educatjion docents are needed to work with Middle School students. The Ortiz Mountains Educational Preserve always needs additional hiking guides.  If you love the outdoors and love communing with nature, this is for you. 

Agency: Santa Fe County Extension
Address: 3229 Rodeo Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87507
Volunteer Supervisors: Patrick Torres
Phone: 471-4711

Job Description/Responsibilities: Work on projects with 4-H, special events, help in the office.

Agency: Santa Fe Farmer's Market
Volunteer Supervisor: Nao Sadewic
Phone: 505699-9032

Job Description/Responsibilities: work on farms helping the farmers, help at the market with the cafe, traffic control, customer assistance, give vendors a break from their table.

Agency: Wild Earth Guardians
Address: 516 Alto St., Santa Fe, NM, 87501 
Volunteer Supervisor: Angelisa Espinosa, M-F 9-5
Phone: 988-9126 x 1151

Job Description/Responsibilities: Assist with events and fundraisers that occur throughout the year. Contact merchants, pick up donations, help with organizing.

Qualifications: outgoing, dependable, computer literate.

Commitment: 4 hours per week and prefer a ten week commitment.


Agency: The Food Depot
Address: 1222 Siler Rd., Santa Fe, NM 87507
Volunteer Supervisor: Viola Lujan
Phone: 471-1633 x 11

Job Description/Responsibilities: Stocking shelves, sorting and repackaging foods, and some help with mailings and office work. For more information, refer to the Volunteer Handbook posted on the website.

Qualifications: Helpful personality, willingness to serve community.

Hours: 9-12, 1-3 M-Th

Agency: Food for Santa Fe
Address: PO Box 31086, Santa Fe, NM, 87594-1086
Volunteer Supervisor: Bonnie Leon, 505-466-3514 OR Rev. Wayne Hammar. 505-986-6440

Job Description/Responsibilities: Prepare family bags of groceries with non-perishable items on Wednesday morning. Add fresh produce on Thursday. 1,200 bags are prepared every week.

Time: Wed. 7-9:30 AM Thurs. 6:30 -9 AM - approx. 10-20 volunteers are needed each day.

Agency: Kitchen Angels
Address: 1222 Siler Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87507
Volunteer Supervisor: Lauren VaVail
Phone: 505-471-7780

Job Description/Responsibilities: Cooking in the kitchen, packaging food bags, delivering food, and help with special events.

Training: Mandatory 2-hour orientation for all volunteering

Time commitment: 2 hours per week for a semester; Kitchen shifts: 10-12 or 1-4; Meal packers: 3:30-5:30; Delivery Drivers 4:30-6:30 PM

Agency: City of Santa Fe- Division of Senior Services/ Mary Esther Gonzales Senior Center
Address: 1121 Alto St. Santa Fe, NM 87501
Volunteer Supervisor: melanie Montoya
Phone: 505-955-4761

Job Description/Responsibilities: Help prepare and serve meals to senior citizens. Shifts available at all Santa Fe city senior centers. Have fun!

Time: Monday-Friday 6am -5pm


Agency:American Cancer Society Resource Center at Christus St. Vincent; Cancer Center
Address: Christus St. Vincent Cancer Center on Zia Rd. in Santa Fe
Volunteer Supervisor: Tenchie Overcash 
Phone: 505-913-3095 or 505-501-0448 (cell)

Job Description/Responsibilities: Volunteer one day a week for 4 hours and two semesters working with cancer patients. Help them with wigs, prosthetics, and resources.

Training: A 2 hour training is provided. 

Commitment: 6 months or more if possible, but one semester is OK. Cannot accomodate students starting course after midterms if not planning to stay on into next semester.

Agency: Casa Milagro (therapeutic community of artists with co-occurring mental illnesses situated in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains)
Address: 49 Camino Bajo, Santa Fe, NM 87508
Volunteer Supervisor: Meryl Lieberman,Ph.D.,Lisa Kadel
Phone: 474-7684 

Job Description/Responsibilities: Ability to make authentic connection. Volunteers assist residents in art, music, daily living skills and support/advocacy. Enjoy humor and diversity! Must be 18 years of age. Some experience or knowledge in mental health or social services preferred but not required. Must have transportation.

Qualifications: Ability to work with the mentally ill, compassionate, remain calm in crisis, love animals.

Times: Monday- Friday 9-5 flexible; evening and weekend hours can be arranged.

Agency: Del Corazon Hospice
Address: 811 St. Michael's Drive, Suite 207, Santa Fe, NM, 87505
Volunteer Supervisor: Adrienne Attaberry
Phone: 505-988-2049

Job Description/Responsibilities:In giving the gift to others, you receive much in return.  You can make a difference in the lives of others if you have 3 to 4 hours a week to share.  We will provide all the training you need.

Qualifications: A compassionate heart to share  and willingness to listen and be present

Time:  4 hours a week. We will provide all training needed.

Agency: Hospice Compassus
Address: 6000 Uptown Blvd. Suite 104, Albuquerque, NM 87110
Serving Albuquerque and surrounding areas including Santa Fe
Volunteer Supervisor: Dorothy Cordova
Phone: 505-332-0847

Job Description/Responsibilities:Work with hospice patients and their families to provide companionship, respite for family members and emotional support.

Qualifications: Compassionate and kind hearted individual.  Training is required as well as a background check and TB test.

Time:Flexible 7 days a week, 2 hours per week

Agency: La Familia Medical Center (non sectarian medical and dental care provided to underserved)
Address: There are different loactions around Santa Fe including the dental clinic on SFCC campus
Volunteer Supervisor: Nancy Phillips 
Phone: 955-0302 

Job Description/Responsibilities: Office work, greet patients and help patients check in on busy days and special events support. Spanish necessary for patient greeting, not for office support.

Qualifications: Organized and friendly.

Time: There is an orientation. Volunteer 2 hours per week.

Agency: Las Cumbres Community Services
Address: 805 Early Street, Suite B-102, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Volunteer Supervisor: Kathleen Benecke MA LPCC IMH-E
Phone: 955-0410 x 101 

Promotes the health and well-being of people of all ages in northern New Mexico.  Our mission is to provide quality services, public awareness, and integrated community support for children, adults and families facing social, emotional and/or developmental challenges.

Job Description: See website for scope of social and mental health services provided in northern New Mexico. Call for more information.

Agency: Many Mothers (free services to families with newborns in the Santa Fe area.)
Address: PO Box 23222 Santa Fe, New Mexico 87502
Volunteer Supervisor: Julie Peet

Job Description/Responsibilities: Be a friend to a mom/family, newborn. Help with housework, hold the baby, play with siblings

Qualifications: Be a good listener and comfortable around babies and or young children.

Time: Flexible as this is an ongoing need. Volunteer for three months, 2-4 hours per week.

Agency: Gentiva Hospice of Santa Fe
Address: 1911 5th Street suite 100 Santa Fe, NM 87505
Volunteer Supervisor: Marlow Morrison, Manager of Volunteer Services 
Phone: 505-988-5331

Job Description/Responsibilities: Provide companionship, respite for family caregivers and emotional support. There is also opportunity for office work. Licensed pet therapists, massage therapists, harpists and musicians playing classical music are welcome too. Learn hospice philosophy and process. get experience working with those who are dying. See if working with dying, gernontology, social work or nursing is right for your future!  

Qualifications: Must be 18 years of age. Training is required as well as background checks and TB tests

Hours:  all levels of commitments available

Agency: PMS - The Hospice Center
Address: 1400 Chama Avenue Santa Fe, NM 87505
Volunteer Supervisor: Summer Salomonsen
Phone: 505-954-2331
There is on-line volunteer application to fill out.

Job Description/Responsibilities: Work with terminally ill patients. Two weekend trainings are required unless acting as a flower angel or helping in the office.

Agency: Santa Fe Care Center (religious non-medical nursing home)
Address: 635 Harkle Road Santa Fe, NM 87505
Volunteer Supervisor: Christine Sandoval
Phone: 982-2574

Job Description/Responsibilities: Volunteer in a one to one or group setting with elderly or disabled people. Opportunities vary and your interests are considered when coordinating placement in our program. Make a difference in the quality of another's life.

Qualifications: Be kind, gentle and respectful.

Time: Flexible 7 days a week

Monday-Sunday 9:30 AM-3:30 PM

Agency: Santa Fe Recovery Center
Address: 4100 Lucia Lane Santa Fe, NM 87507
Volunteer Supervisor: Sylvia Barela/ Branden Reeves
Phone: 471-4985
Residential drug and alcohol treatment center.

Job Description/Responsibilities: Greet new clients, answer the phones, assist in the office, prepare packets and help with the intake process.

Must sign a confidentiality statement.

Agency: Sierra Vista Retirement Community
Address:402 E. Rodeo Road Santa Fe, NM 87507
Volunteer Supervisor: Diana Mamalaki-Montoya
Phone: 986-9696

Job Description:Visit with residents, assist with activities, art projects

Qualifications: Interest and patience working with the elderly with memory loss

Time: Flexible volunteering; two hours per day

Agency: Sombrillo- Nursing and Rehab Center
Address: 1011 Sombrillo Court Los Alamos, NM 87544
Volunteer Supervisor: Katie Ballmann 
Phone: 505-662-4300

Job Description/Responsibilities: Activities with the clients, reading, games, daily activities, games, conversation, office work, landscaping 

Qualifications: Nursing, social work and or art students are especially desired, big heart and patience

Time: Two hours per week

Agency: Southwest CARE Center
Address: 1691 Galisteo Suite D Santa Fe, NM 87505
Volunteer Supervisor: Frank Cordero
Phone: 505-989-8200 x 1031 

Founded in 1996, Southwest CARE Center is a recognized model of excellence in the care and treatment of people living with HIV/AIDS.  SCC provides the same high standard of care in our women's health and family medicine practices as well as our spacialty care, research, education, prevention and support services. Our mission is to improve the health of people living in the culturally diverse communities of Northern New Mexico thorough access to the highest quality health care, education, research and advocacy.

Job Description/Responsibilities: Help with special events and fundraising such as the AID & Comfort Gala held every Fall. It's fun and worthwhile!

Agency: Villa Therese Clinic
Address: 219 Cathedral Place Santa Fe, NM 87501
Executive Director/Health Volunteer Coordinator: Joann Salazar
Phone: 983-8561
Great for nursing majors and dental assistant majors

Job Description/Responsibilities: Hands on experience for health and dental students, shadowing the nurse, review immunizations schedules, triage assessment, triage assessment, help with data entry, help with early childhood. bilingual preferred, Catholic clinic . Students can gain experience in both the medical (children's clinic) and the dental clinic.  There is a dentist on contract and a staff dental hygienist who can oversee the dental student. 

Time commitment: 2-3 hours per week


  • Agency: Adelante (Homeless youth and families services)
    Address: 610 Alta Vista, Santa Fe, NM 87505
    Volunteer Supervisor: Gaile Herling Phone:505-490-1970 
    Job Description/Responsibilities:
    -Help with child care on Wed. Nights, 5:15pm-7:15pm during "Juntos los Miercoles"
    - Help with obtaining food from Food Depot, bagging grocieries at ADELANTE office and districuting it to families on Wednesdays
    -Help packing backpacks at various times
    -Help conduct food frive/school supply drive/clothing drive/children's book drove
    -Organize our children's play area and maintain high quality toys, activities and cleanliness on regular (or one time) basis
    -Help organize fund raisers and public events
    -Post fliers, posters as needed
    -Help gather materials for and conduct creative self-expression and other empowering workshops for ADELANTE youth and/or parents

Agency: Bienvenidos Outreach
Address: 1511 5th Street Santa Fe, NM 87505
Volunteer Supervisor: Susan Tarver
Phone: 505-98-60583 

Job Description/Responsibilities: Prepare food boxes, work front desk, enter data, organize donations, help to fill and or give out grocery boxes to the homeless.

Qualifications: computer skills a plus

Times: Any time Monday 9-1:30 Tuesday- Thursday.

Agency: Santa Fe Habitat for Humanity
Address: 2414 Cerrillos Road, NM 87505 Santa Fe, NM 87505
Volunteer Supervisor: Rob Lochner 
Phone: 986-5880 x 13

Job Description/Responsibilities: Enthusiasm with general construction and/or office work.

Habitat Construction Site: General construction (no experience needed), working with other volunteers to build health, affordable, energy efficient homes for low income families. Tues-Sat 8:30AM - 4:30PM (1/2 days are fine).  Contac:t Rob Lochner (505)986-5880.

Habitat ReStore:  Help customers, assist driver in picking up donations and receive, price, stock and prepare donations for sale.  Mon-Sat 9AM - 5PM (1/2 days are fine) Contact: Tim Schreck (505)473-1114.

Habitat Office: Answer phones, help staff with various projects, help with recycling efforts, volunteer on a committee, help with volunteer recruitment.  Mon-Fri 9:00AM- 5:00PM (1/2 days are fine) Contact: Rob Lockner (505) 986-5880


Agency: St. Elizabeth's Shelter
Address: 804 Alarid Street Santa Fe, NM 87505
Volunteer Supervisor: Rosario Gonzales-Romero 
Phone: 505-982-6611 x 108

St. Elizabeth's operates several shelters and housing programs serving homeless families, women, children, men, seniors, and individuals with disabilities. We are dedicated to helping individuals experiencing homelessness live more productive, stable, and satisfying lives.
Job Description/Responsibilities: There are lots of rewarding volunteer opportunities. Help with reception, meals, donations, painting, landscaping, preparing and cleaning rooms for move-in/out, lead classes for computer skills, job search help, arts and crafts, ESL, tutoring, nutrition, and more. Contact Rosario for more information.

Hours: 2-4 hour shifts depending on task.
Time: A full semester. 

Great opportunity for social work and psychology majors.

Agency: The Life Link
Address: 2325 Cerrillos Rd. Santa Fe, NM 87505
Volunteer Supervisor: Mary Montoya
Phone: 438-0010 
Helping individuals and families who are homeless and displaced achieve self-sufficiency through emergency assistance, housing and other supportive programs, including advanced addiction and behavioral health treatment services.

Job Description: Help GED students with their studies, help in the office, assist with teaching life skills with individuals experiencing mental health problems and or addictions.

Qualifications: teamwork skills, comfortable talking in front of others, respect confidentiality of clients, sensible and dependable, respect the population being served

Time commitment: at least one month during the semester

Agency: Youth Shelters and Family Services
Address: PO Box 28279 Santa Fe, NM 87592
Volunteer Supervisor: Dan Bailey
Phone: 983-0586 

Job Description/Responsibilities: Good for a practicum for Education and/or Human Services. Teach life skills, tutor, cook with youth , art activities and more
Qualifications: Possess good communication skills and have experience with youth.  Must be comfortable interacting with youth who are homeless, runaway, or in-crisis. Background check and fingerprinting are required to work with cliencts.  Must be at least 23 years of age, mature, and reliable.
Training: Hands-on training provided by staff.
Time: Seeking long term volunteers.


Agency: Administrative Office of the Courts (New Mexico)
Address: 4673 Don Gaspar, Rm.25, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Volunteer Manager: Alice (Toby) Turner Phone: 827-4810

Good experience for paralegal & criminal justice students

Job Description: Administrative support, data entry, file management, filing, photocopying, mail outs, answering phones, and information desk.

Qualifications: Some computer skills, telephone skills and office equipment knowledge required. Everything must be kept confidential! Have good customer service skills, be reliable

Time: 8-5 Monday-Friday. Call for more information.

Agency: Coalition for Prisoners' Rights
Address: PO Box 1911, Santa Fe, NM 87504
Volunteer Supervisor: Mara Taub
Newsletter and more info:

Job Description/Responsibilities: Respond to prisoners' written requests for information and resources, assist with newsletter.

Qualifications: Have an interest in learning about the rights of prisoners, have good reading and writing skills.

Training: Training and close supervision provided.

Time: as much as you can give, arrange with Mara

Agency: Family Court Services
Address: PO Box 2268, Santa Fe, NM 87504
Contact: Maria Breheny or Debbi Canon
Phone: 505-455-8231

Job Description/Responsibilities: Great for law, paralegal, psychology, criminal justice students. The Family Court Services provides mediation and assessment services to parents in conflict over custody/visitation of their children. The volunteer will help with case management, clerical tasks, and will follow up on court ordered counseling services.

Qualifications: Requires a mature individual who is capable of working with the public in a high stress environment. Take initiative and pay attention to detail. Confidentiality is critical.

Training: Will be offered.

Time: At least 4 hours per week, M-F 8-5.

Agency: New Mexico Legal Aid
Address: 901 W. Alameda, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (there are also offices in Albuquerque as well as other towns nearby)
Mailing address: P.O. Box 5175, Santa Fe, NM 87501
Phone: 505-982-9886
Volunteer application:

Job Description/Responsibilities: Office support, some training required.

Time commitment: 4 hours/week, 2 month commitment.

Agency: Santa Fe Impact DWI
Address: 2300 W. Alameda Unit D4 Santa Fe, NM 87501
Volunteer Supervisor: Richard Roth
Phone: 471-4764
Website:  OR

Job Description/Responsibilities: These DWI court ordered meetings are held once a month in the Jemez Rooms at SFCC. 2012 dates for Fall semester are Sept. 19 and Oct. 24. Pizza served at 5:45, meeting until 8:45. Call Richard to sign up and for other volunteer opportunities. Qualifications: Dress neatly and be patient and respectful of the clients.


Agency: Esperanza Shelter for Battered Families
Address: 3130 Rufina St, Santa Fe, NM 87507
Volunteer Supervisor: Suzy Bienvenu, LPC 
Phone: 474-5536 x 108

Esperanza, of Greater Santa Fe, empowers people to live violence-free lives through protection, prevention, awareness and education.

Job Description/Responsibilities: Assist with outreach by distributing pamphlets in the community, office work, yard work. Call for other opportunities.
Time: Volunteer a full semester, 8-5 Monday-Friday.

Training: There is a basic 4 hour training. After a 20 hour training on domestic violence, volunteers may work with the clients at the shelter. The training hours count towards volunteer hours for class credit.

Agency: Solace Crisis Treatment Center
Address: 6601 Valentine Way, Santa Fe, NM 87507 on the corner of Country Club Road
Volunteer Supervisor: Erica Trujillo

Job Description: Check the website for all of the programs provided by the center; Project Aware, Advocate Hotline (nights and weekends with 40 hours of training mandatory for this opportunity), and client services.

Qualifications: background check required for all positions

Time: Advocates must take 4 shifts per month. Call for more info.


Agency:Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Northern NM 
Address: 1229 South St. Francis Dr., Suite C, Santa Fe, NM, 87505 
Customer Relations/ Program Specialist: Velora Peacock
Phone: 983-8360
Job Description/Responsibilities: Help young people to reach their full potential through one on one interaction. Spend 1 hour per week with a youg person in school for the school year, school days lunch buddy program, and/or year-round mentoring. Help with special events including the annual Bowl For Kids Sake held every spring and the Gala in the fall.

Qualifications: A desire to make a difference in a child's life, stability, dependability and the ability to listen.

Training for Volunteers: Interview, orientation and continued case management.

Minimum Time Commitment Requested: School year; one hour per week for Lunch Buddy program or one year for Communiyt Based program.

Agency: Girls Incorporated of Santa Fe
Address: 301 Hillside Ave., Santa Fe, NM 87501
Volunteer Manager: Melanie Buchleiter
Phone: 505-982-2042

Job description: Help in planning events, fundraisers, administrative work; work with the girls after passing a background check and completing the application process.

Qualifications: Background check and training is required to work with the girls

Time: M- F 9AM- 6 PM with potential for weekend events

Agency: Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails
Address: 4000 Jefferson Plaza NE Albuquerque, NM 87109
Volunteer Supervisor: Ambria Woodall, Adult Recruitment Manager
Phone: 505-923-2525

Job Description/Responsibilities: Share your skills or talents with Girl Scouts! You can help out once with an event, you can volunteer on a regular basis, or anything in between! There are many ways to volunteer with Girl-Scounts and earn leardership skills, management skills, or it can help be a resume builder. We have after school programs and outdoor recreation opportunities, events, leaders, or be a part of our Service Unit Team.

Hours: Flexible by event/opportunity

Agency: Santa Fe Boys' and Girls' Club
Address: 730 Alto St., Santa Fe, NM 87507
Volunteer Supervisor: Brian Chavez
Phone: 505-983-6632

Job Description: tutoring, helping with homework, playing games, computer help, mentoring youth that attend the Boys & Girls Club, sports.

Mentoring program: Mentors need to spend one-on-one time, one hour per week. mentors must pass a background check which will be reimbursed upon completion and must attend a 30 hour training (which counts towards course credit). A certificate will be provided.

Time: Mon - Fri 3:30 - 6:00 PM  At Alto Street site.

There are also clubs in:
Santa Cruz, Contact: Damien Garcia 505-753-2922
Valle Vista (route 14), contact: Crystal Sandoval 505-473-9623
Hopewell Mann, contact: Nathan Manzanares 505-954-1238 

Agency: Warehouse 21
Address: 1614 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe, 87501
Volunteer Supervisor: Ana Gallegos y Reinhardt or Adrienne Romero  
Phone: 505-989-4423

Responsibilities: Answer phones, greet public, workshop registration, admistrative help, assisting with event managing, graphic arts, carpentry, painting, murals, media lab supervision, mentoring and more.

Qualifications: Experience with teenagers, art, administration, web graphic design, fundraising, carpentry, painting, event management

Time: 4- 10 hours per week, Tuesday- Saturdays, noon- 7:00 PM; later for evening concerts and events.

Training is provided through orientations and special trainings


Agency: New Mexcio Women's Foundation
Mailing Address: 551 W. Cordova Rd., Box 411, Santa Fe, NM 87505
Physical Address: 3402 Mercantile Ct., Santa Fe 87501
Volunteer supervisor: Frieda Arth
Phone: 505-983-6155

Job Description/Responsibilities: Great for business majors; Research existing toolkits on and resources for non-profit management, business development and marketing. Work closely with NMWF Board President, volunteers, and Executive Director.

Qualifications: proficient Mac computer skills, be self motivated and communicate weekly with the supervisor

Time: 7 hours per week for 4 weeks, minimum

Training: overview and direction will be provided

Agency: Santa Fe County Fire Department/Volunteer Firefighting
Address: 35 Camino Justica, Santa Fe, NM 87508
Volunteer Supervisor: Captain Mike Jaffa
Phone: office 992-3087  cell: 699-6783

Job Description/Responsibilities: A rigorous training is provided; must be committed

Qualifications: 18 years of age

Time: 16 hours per month

For more information, please contact Keith Melton, 505-428-1752,

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