Volunteer opportunities


New: 'FALL ARTS' EXHIBITION: Volunteers are called to assist with setup and installation of the "Fall Arts" exhibition (Sept. 11-21) and for daily hosting of morning or afternoon shifts (Sept. 22-Oct. 1). There are additional volunteer openings at the Taos Environmental Film Festival (Sept. 27-Oct. 1). Contact Paul Figueroa at (575) 779-8579 or pcf1947@yahoo.com.

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.

Ongoing: 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 for volunteers to assist at the Habitat ReStore. Unloading and loading donations, pricing items, cleaning and organizing are just some things volunteers may do. Volunteers who compile 35 hours of service will get a 20 percent discount to use at the ReStore. For more information, call (575) 758-7827.

HARWOOD MUSEUM OF ART seeks volunteers to assist with the documentation of art collections through digital photography. Under general supervision, the volunteer will handle and photograph artworks, digitally process captured images and maintain organization of processed files while performing related location, studio and darkroom functions. See full details at harwoodmuseum.org/volunteer.

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.

SOMOS, the literary society of Taos, seeks volunteers to help sort, shelve and sell used books Tuesdays-Fridays from 1:30-4 p.m. and Saturdays from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Potential volunteers should call (575) 758-0081, email somos@somostaos.org or stop by 108 Civic Plaza Drive.

STRAY HEARTS VOLUNTEERS: Needed are dog socializers and walkers, cat petters and drivers to transport animals. Call (575) 758-2981.

TAOS THRESHOLD CHOIR is open to new members who love to sing and can communicate kindness with their voice. The choir is a community of women singers who volunteer their voices to bring comfort at an important threshold of life. Members sing a cappella at the bedside of hospice clients. Call Annette, (575) 776-5426, for info on how to join.

THE TAOS CENTER FOR THE ARTS (TCA) seeks volunteers to assist with its arts programming. Call (575) 758-2052.

YOUTH HEARTLINE seeks CASA volunteers, advocates for foster kids. Training in the child welfare system, developmental psychology and legal advocacy provided. Contact Yasmin Haque. Youth Heartline also seeks volunteers for SmART House, which provides year-round arts, literacy and technology activities for children in a low-income neighborhood. Call (575) 758-0106 for more information about both positions.

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