Volunteer Opportunities



TAOS FEEDS TAOS VOLUNTEERS NEEDED! Strong backs needed Saturday (Dec. 16), through Wednesday (Dec. 20) to help sort donated food; and to fill and distribute boxes. Learn more online at taosfeedstaos.com. Monetary donations can be made online with a credit card or PayPal or mail a check to Taos Feeds Taos, PO Box 234, Taos 87571.

TFAF BOARD VOLUNTEERS. Taos Fall Arts Festival is seeking interested parties with a passion for the arts to commit to support the artists of Taos County by volunteering as a TFAF Board member. There also are volunteer options open as committee members. Taos Fall Arts Festival will present the 44th Annual Exhibit next Sept. 21- 30, 2018. This show provides local artists with the opportunity to have over 3,000 people view their work during the festival exhibits. The exhibit promotes all media and is open to artists in Taos County. TFAF includes a Youth Art Show and endows cash awards to local youth in area schools and community programs. Contact Paul Figueroa, (575) 779-8579 or Rikki Pass, (719) 492-1264, to discuss chair responsibilities and arrange an interview. Available board positions are Treasurer, Secretary Chairperson; Volunteer Committee Chairperson; Set-up and Take-down Director Chairperson; Opening Gala Event.

VOLUNTEER TUTORS NEEDED! The Taos Education and Career Center (TECC) needs dedicated volunteers to work with students in: Literacy, English Language Learning (ELL), and Math. These adult students have a wide range of skill levels, all below college level. To volunteer or for more information, call (575) 737-3730 or stop by 115 Civic Plaza Drive. Entrance and parking are on Bedford Street.

EQUINE SPIRIT SANCTUARY VOLUNTEERS sought for volunteer-based horse rescue, with Equine Assisted Learning and Therapeutic Programs for people. Open for visitors Tuesdays, Wednesday and Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. or by appointment at Equine Spirit Sanctuary, 13 Los Caballos Road, Ranchos de Taos. To volunteer, call Volunteer Coordinator Jim Mitchell, (575) 758-1212 or email jmitchell@equinespiritsanctuary.org.


AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY seeks English-speaking and bilingual volunteers for its Road to Recovery and Look Good Feel Better programs. For details and to sign up, call (575) 751-8927.

BIG BROTHERS, BIG SISTERS provides mentoring relationships for boys and girls ages 5-18 through school- and community-based programs. Call Oralia González, (575) 779-0003, or Karen Koyote, (575) 770-5751.

COMMUNITY AGAINST VIOLENCE seeks volunteers for front desk and telephone reception, office work, fundraising, events, landscaping, the CAV Thrift Store and community outreach efforts. Volunteers must fill out an application and pass a background check. Download applications at taoscav.org or stop by 945 Salazar Road, Taos.

HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF TAOS is looking to host team building days. Group members will bond and help their community by building homes during a "Habitat Build Day" especially for their group. For more information, call (575) 758-7827.

HEART OF TAOS, the organization helping homeless and imminently homeless women and their children and pets of Taos County, is seeking volunteers to help with transportation for women. HEART also seeks Smith's gift cards of $25-50 to help with the cost of items not allowed with food stamps - feminine hygiene products, toilet paper, etc. Contact Ama at (575) 776-4245 or visit heartoftaos.org.

HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL AUXILIARY seeks volunteers to serve their community hospital. Adult men and women are needed in the gift shop, day surgery and as patient advocates. Teens are needed to serve in a variety of hospital functions. Adults and teens, call Judy Rebholtz, (575) 751-1188, or pick up an application in the gift shop at Holy Cross Hospital.

HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING with Mt. Home Health Hospice. Visit patients and their families in their homes or at assisted living and skilled nursing facilities. Mt. Home Health Office, 630 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Suite 180, Taos. Free. Call (575) 758-4786, ext. 121.

NONPROFIT CENTER: To start a nonprofit center for those suffering from life crisis or chemical deficiency. Christians called to serve their community can call Dawan at (575) 224-7178 to organize a meeting.

NORTHCENTRAL NEW MEXICO VETERAN'S TRANSPORTATION NETWORK is a new nonprofit veterans organization to provide transportation to approved medical facilities for disabled veterans. The organization seeks dedicated working board of directors members, volunteer drivers and grant writers. Call (575) 770-0163 or email ncnmvtn@kitcarson.net.

PLANNED PETHOOD TAOS seeks volunteers to help with outdoor cat spaying/neutering (S/N), to transport cats to/from Española, help with local feral cat S/N bookings and help loan out provided traps for feral cat S/N. Call or text (575) 613-4110.

READING TO END RACISM seeks individuals to be trained as readers and mentors. See facebook.com/TaosRER or contact Daniel Escalante at (720) 987-8148.

SOMOS, the literary society of Taos, seeks volunteers for its Young Writers Program to be creative writing mentors, lead workshops or work with individual students on a regular basis. Potential volunteers should call (575) 758-0081, email somos@somostaos.org or stop by 108 Civic Plaza Drive.

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