You Can Help

Make a difference in our community!

Volunteering can provide huge benefits for you, your family, and your community. Serving in the right volunteer position can help reduce stress, build friendships, develop new skills, advance your career, and help build support systems. Serving enhances your menteal and physical health. Now is your chance!

These organizations need your help!

Habitat for Humanity

Contact: Trish Alvidrez

On-going Volunteer Opportunities:

New home to be built in Los Alamos Fall/Winter of 2015 – Volunteers Needed

Thrift Stores benefiting new house construction needs volunteers!

Office help needed.

Specialty skills needed in the area of:

Administrative type person to volunteer to help in Habitat Office.

Court Appointed Special Advocates – CASA


On-going Volunteer Opportunities:

Please consider helping to change the life of an abused and neglected child in your community.

Casa, FJD is seeking community members from diverse backgrounds who want to become volunteer advocates for abused and neglected children whose cases are making their way through the court system. CASA volunteers become the eyes and ears of the court, gathering information and interviewing everyone in that child’s life, making sure they receive rehabilitative services, medical care and educational assistance, and making reports that will allow the court to better understand each foster child’s situation.

Join our October training class and help ensure that foster children do not fall through the cracks of overburdened systems and that these vulnerable children are in a safe home, get their needs met and have hope for a brighter future.

Training Available: Serving as a CASA advocate is a demanding task that requires completing a 30 hour training, monthly ongoing education on issues of child maltreatment, ability to visit each child, and a monthly time commitment after the training is completed.

Becoming a CASA volunteer means you are:

* at least 21 years old and willing to commit one year of your time

* willing to complete in-depth training, starting in October

* ability to communicate orally and in writing

* able to pass criminal and CPS background checks

* ability to maintain strict confidentiality on all cases

Becoming a CASA, volunteer may be the most challenging and rewarding experience you have had.

If you want to learn more about representing the needs of abused and neglected children in your community, please call Lynne at 505-820-1500, visit our web site: or schedule a time to come and visit with us and learn more.

We look forward to meeting you.

CASA, FJD is an Equal Employment Opportunity recruiter, and seeks to create a rich diverse pool of volunteers; minorities, monolingual Spanish speakers and individuals with exceptionalities are encouraged to apply.

Ojo Sarco Community Center


On-going Volunteer Opportunities:

Library organizing: sorting book donations, assessing if any have value for possible sale (first edition, others), keeping library shelves in order with new books and/or removing uncirculated books. Help with annual Book Fair during High Road Art Tour.

Grant writing/fundraising: help is always needed.

Computer: staffing library and wifi hours.

Specialty Skills needed in the areas of:

Engineering, landscape, garden, and playground design.

Assistance in planning for a mini-commercial kitchen. Knowledge of state regulations, interior design, solicitation of equipment.

Economic development expertise. Asset Based Community Development (ABCD).

Family Strengths Network


Specialty Skill Needed:

Database development experience to help get our new member database up and running.  The database program we are using is FileMaker Pro 13.

Embudo Valley Library

Contact: or 505.579.9181

On-going Volunteer Opportunities:

Math tutoring for middle school, high school, and college level math students. Help at the library circulation desk.

Specialty Skills needed in the areas of:

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math professionals to do special projects or presentations with afterschool program.

Quarterly Adult Basic computer literacy class for area adults.

Life skills classes for teens over the summer.

San Martin de Porres Soup Kitchen

Contact: or 505.753.4956

On-going Volunteer Opportunities:

Volunteers to pick up food donations at Santa Claran Casino on Monday and Friday Mornings. Servers during the week from 10am to 1pm.

Specialty Skills needed in the areas of:

Public Relations from October to January for food drives and Annual Fundraiser “Chile Bowl Contest” held in March.