Some current volunteer opportunities are listed below, but more are available with our various community partners. Contact us for information about opportunities available within volunteer stations.
Composting Volunteers Needed
Volunteers are needed daily to assist with a new senior center composting project. The project launches this month during the lunch hour (11:00 am to 12:30 pm) at the Mary Esther Gonzales Senior Center (MEG), 1121 Alto Street. Volunteers will serve as a monitor for the composting bins, provide direction to patrons on items that can be composted, answer questions or refer patrons to composting information as needed, and should be friendly, patient and professional with clients. Please contact our office to get started today!
Volunteer with the Great American Cleanup
Keep Santa Fe Beautiful (KSFB) will celebrate Earth Day by sponsoring the Great American Cleanup to collect litter around the city. KSFB provides bags, gloves and t-shirts for participants. Register in advance online at www.santafenm.gov/ksfbevents or on the day of the cleanup from 7:00–9:00 am on Siler Road. The cleanup will be on Saturday, April 13 from 9:00 am to noon and is followed by a picnic and activities.
NM Senior Olympics Indian Game Day Needs Volunteers
The 2019 Indian Game Day will take place at the Santa Fe Indian School on April 24–25. They are looking for reliable volunteers to assist with events, hospitality and set-up/tear down from 10:00 am to noon both days and 1:00–3:00 pm on 4/24. Please contact our office if you are interested in helping!
Bienvenidos Outreach Volunteers Wanted
Volunteers are needed for the Monday operations at Bienvenidos Outreach food pantry. Help is needed between 9:00 am and 1:30 pm with a two hour shift minimum; positions include: food box prep, lunch sack prep and general office help. Volunteers are also needed for the new Healthy Living Center. Please contact us to get started with one of these opportunities!
PMS Head Start Needs Volunteers
Do you enjoy working with young children and/or babies? If so, PMS Head start needs your help! They are looking for volunteers to serve in multiple head start locations to do the following activities: rocking (babies), reading, assist with feeding, serve as meal companion/guide, help with snack set-up, play/supervise on the playground, talk to children, assist with/encourage talking, identify objects, counting, and assisting the teacher. Special opportunities are available to anyone with a musical background who would be willing to play music or lead a sing-along for the children. Volunteer hours are flexible; prefer that interested volunteers serve three-hour shifts, two days a week. A background check is required and will be conducted upon enrollment into RSVP. Contact our office to get started!
Locations in need:
- Busy Bugs Early Head Start (Santa Fe High School, 2100 Yucca South Campus)
- Flores del Sol Head Start (5600 Agua Fria)
- La Comunidad Early Head Start (1121 Alto)
- Little Paws Early Head Start (Capital High School, 4851 Paseo de Sol #8)
- River Center Early Head Start (730 Alto St)
- Sweeney Head Start (4100 South Meadows)
- Tierra Contenta Early Head Start (3908 Paseo del Sol)
Volunteers Needed for Ronald McDonald Family Room at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Hospital
The Ronald McDonald Family Room at CHRISTUS St. Vincent Hospital offers a place for parents to rest and regroup right at the hospital, just moments away from their sick child. The Family Room is open five days a week and is staffed by hospital volunteers. The Family Room volunteers greet families, maintain visitor data, stock food, drinks, and help families with their needs. Volunteers are asked to work one, three hour shift per week. The shift times are between the hours of 9:00 am and 6:00 pm. Please contact us if you're interested!
CHRISTUS St. Vincent Auxiliary Looking for Volunteers
Are you looking for a rewarding volunteer opportunity in our community? If so, join with others who give their time and talents with the St. Vincent Hospital Auxiliary. The Auxiliary is currently recruiting volunteers for two areas - the gift shop and the hospital coffee cart. Volunteers in the gift shop work three-hour shifts (hours are 9:00 am to 8:00 pm, Monday thru Friday; 9:00 am to 6:00 pm, Saturday and Sunday). The coffee cart operates Monday thru Friday, 8:00 to 11:30 am. Volunteers can work as little as one shift per week. To learn more about the St. Vincent Hospital Auxiliary please visit www.stvin.org/auxiliary. Contact RSVP to enroll and begin with this partnering group!
Loved being Involved with the Arts?
Join the team of volunteers and artists who will be hosting the 2019 Santa Fe Studio Tour Preview Gallery. The gallery will be open for two days, Saturday and Sunday, June 15 & 16. The gallery hours will be from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm both days. They are looking to have coverage for a minimum of two hours per volunteer slot, with a total of eight time slots to fill. Volunteers will be asked to complete very simple duties such as greeting visitors, keep clicker count of number of visitors, answer questions, and provide potential buyers with the contact information of the relevant artist, a reference book will be available and if needed shadowing for the first bit will be available. Otherwise, your goal is to let visitors tour and muse on their own. If you have an interest in helping out, please call Roberta Parry, SFST Artist, (505) 982-1897. Enroll in RSVP to get support and benefits!