Albuquerque Homeschool Forum / Other / ABQ volunteer opportunities
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Mentors – First Nations Community Healthsource is looking for volunteers for their Youth Mentoring Program. Through culturally sensitive mentoring, the program will produce improved school attendance, academic performance, self-esteem and increased self-confidence. If you would like to become a Youth Mentor, please contact Regina Macias at firstname.lastname@example.org or Marsha Pino at email@example.com.
Junior Achievement - Junior Achievement of N.M. is looking for volunteers to help make the connection between what students are learning in school and what they will need to succeed in work and life. If you are interested in helping young people develop the competence, confidence and character needed for success in school, work and life, please volunteer by contacting Zoe Otero Martinez at 235-1808 or http://www.newmexicoja.org.
TechGYRLS - Tech Savvy? Volunteer with the YWCA’s TechGYRLS program and mentor Middle School Girls! We use an early intervention method to get girls interested in technology and engineering, putting them on an even playing field with boys as they enter high school and into college. Volunteers, with a trained teacher, will assist girls in learning how to design, build and program a Lego robot from a Mindstorms kit. The time commitment is one (or two) days a week, afterschool from 3:30-4:30 in select middle schools. Contact Melanie Madrid at 254-9922 Ext 105 or firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up or for more information.
Renaissance Math Tutors - If you are interested in tutoring math, Eisenhower Middle School is looking for volunteer tutors to assist with the Renaissance Math Program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 3:10-4:10pm beginning the week of September 5th. The Renaissance Math Program is designed to let each student work at his/her own level using computer-generated diagnostic sheets, practice sheets, and tests. Tutors assist the students as needed. For more information, please contact Sharla Jojola at 292-2530 or email@example.com, or Tina Martin at 828-1247 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Mentors - Goodwill Industries of New Mexico is looking for volunteers for their GoodGuide mentoring program. This program is for youth between the ages of 12 and 17 who are at risk for making harmful choices such as dropping out of school, joining a gang or becoming adjudicated. The goal of the program is to help youth build career plans and skills, prepare for school completion, post-secondary training and productive work. If you are interested in becoming a GoodGuide, please contact Brad Brane at email@example.com. or by calling 881-6401 X-1846.
New Mexico PBS Pledge Night Phone Friends – New Mexico PBS needs volunteers to answer calls from new members for their live on-air Pledge as Phone Friends. The event will take place on Sunday, June 10, 5:45pm until about 10pm. The location is New Mexico PBS’s studio, 1130 University Drive NE. Training and dinner is at 5:45. Sandwiches, dessert, snacks and beverages will be provided. For more information or to volunteer contact Jeanette J Quintanar at 505-277-4865 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
New Mexico Boston Terrier Rescue - NMBTR has been actively rescuing Boston Terriers throughout the State of New Mexico since 2000. We are a 501c3 organization consisting of a small group of volunteers who adore and have plenty of experience with this special breed that has been fondly called “America’s Gentleman”. The purpose and main function of NMBTR is to promote humane treatment through rescue, rehabilitation, education and re-homing of neglected, abandoned and surrendered Boston Terriers. We welcome assistance in fostering, volunteering at marketing events or donating to help offset our veterinary expenses. Want to adopt? We are always looking for great forever homes! For more information on available dogs or how you can help, email: email@example.com or visit our Web site at http://nmbtr.tripod.com/ .
Literacy Volunteers – Reading Works is looking for volunteers to tutor both basic literacy and English as a Second Language (ESL). They are looking for long-term and interim tutors. Training is provided. In addition, they need people to have one-on-one conversations with ESL learners and people to teach basic computer skills. Finally, Reading Works is looking for a volunteer librarian. More information can be found at http://reading-works.org/. If interested, please contact Marty Farmer at 505.321.9620 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Healing the Children-Southwest Chapter - The mission is to help children in New Mexico and around the world who suffer from otherwise treatable life-altering/threatening diseases and injuries simply because they are without access to medical resources or are unable to afford such treatments. Assistance is needed from someone who may work a flexible schedule at home (computer is necessary). Please view some of the organization's achievements at the following website. If you are interested or need more information, please contact Bobbye Krehbiel at email@example.com.
The New Mexico Volunteers for the Outdoors - an all-volunteer, action oriented, non-political organization dedicated to improving facilities on public lands. Working closely with municipal, state, and federal agencies, we host outdoor recreation work projects of varying lengths throughout New Mexico. While most of our projects are building and maintaining trails, they may also include other activities such as stabilizing archeological sites, refurbishing campgrounds, or improving wildlife habitat. For more information and projects schedule go to our website at http://www.nmvfo.org , e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or call 884-1991 in Albuquerque or toll free statewide 1-888-836-5553.
Casa Esperanza - New Mexico's home away from home providing a caring community to support and serve families facing cancer. Casa Esperanza is looking for volunteers who are interested in serving our community in many ways: Acquisition volunteers (figure creative ways to get items needed for the House to function on a daily basis), group volunteers (plan and execute activities for the residents), and shift volunteers (assisting in daily operations and facility maintenance for the house). To volunteer contact Stephanie Mora at 505-277-9882 or email@example.com.
Doberman Rescue of New Mexico - a 501c3 Albuquerque based all volunteer Doberman rescue organization that covers most of New Mexico and West Texas. We primarily need foster homes for Dobermans that are rescued from shelters and owner-surrenders. Help with transportation and public outreach is also needed. If you like big dogs, please consider helping us help this loving and terribly misunderstood breed. For more information, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or check us out at http://www.dobermanrescuenm.org.
High Desert Cat Rescue and Adoption - Volunteers needed with weekly cat adoption clinics, also needed are foster parents for rescued cats. This is an all-volunteer no-kill organization focusing exclusively on cats. For more information or to volunteer contact 505-888-4327 or email@example.com.
Albuquerque Heading Home - Heading Home is a comprehensive, strategic and sustainable approach to creating and investing in solutions to end homelessness – solutions that help people experiencing homelessness obtain and remain in housing. The project brings together Albuquerque and Bernalillo County governments, as well as the private foundation, business, faith and healthcare sectors to make this happen. By placing the chronic homeless in housing, the program will demonstrate that permanent housing and supportive services for people experiencing homelessness is a smart investment because it works – even for people who have been homeless for a long time and have significant challenges. To volunteer or get more information visit the following website.
Lap Dog Rescue of New Mexico - a nonprofit (501c3) animal rescue organization run totally by volunteers whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and place for adoption small, companion dogs. Our most urgent need is for loving foster homes for temporary placements of these rescued dogs. We also need one or more individuals to organize, plan and run fundraising events. If you love dogs and are willing to devote time to helping place these rescued animals in forever homes, then this opportunity is for you! Check out our Facebook page and see our web page at http://www.LapDogRescue.org for more information.
EnchantMutts – a non-profit, all volunteer, local animal rescue and adoption organization is seeking animal lovers to become Volunteers or Foster Parents for homeless dogs or cats. Volunteers are always needed at monthly Adoption Events or if you are that special, compassionate person interested in opening your home and heart to an EnchantMutts dog (or cat) and joining our Foster-to-Adoption advocacy team, Contact EnchantMutts through the website at http://www.enchantmutts.org.
Ambercare Hospice - Ambercare Hospice provides loving care and comfort at the end of life. We are currently seeking compassionate volunteers to provide companionship and friendship, as well as emotional support to patients and their families. Our volunteers enjoy talking, reading, playing cards, taking walks, and playing music for their patients. Our patient families appreciate volunteers to visit with their loved one's while they take a needed break to run errands or have some 'down time'. For more information about volunteering please call Laurie Dewhurst at 244-0046.
YWCA’s Our Sister’s Closet - Love to shop? Volunteer at the YWCA’s Our Sister’s Closet Monday or Wednesday evenings and help women in need of professional clothing pick out clothes as they re-enter the workforce. Many of these women have not worked in years and need guidance as they choose clothes for interviews or new jobs. Contact Denise Grey at (505)254-9922 Ext 105.
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Central New Mexico needs volunteers - A child in your community is waiting to be matched with YOU! To become a volunteer or to get information on other ways you can contribute to Big Brothers Big Sisters, please call Virginia Graumann (505-837-9223, ext. 18) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also visit our website at http://www.InspireAChildToDream.org.
Fabulous Felines - a 501c3 charity to assist cats, needs volunteers for help with fundraising, and projects, such as food drives, working with rescued cats, and fosters for cats. If you can help, please e-mail us at fabulousFelines@comcast.net.