Volunteer opportunities


New: HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING with Mt. Home Health Hospice. Bring your good heart and make a difference in the lives of our community members. What's needed most is your compassionate care and a listening presence. Join the Mt. Home Health Hospice Volunteer Team. Receive FREE training, support and mentoring to support your visits to Taos County residents. Training dates are Sept. 16 and 17, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. with lunch provided. Call Rose (575) 776-8376 for details.

MIRANDA CANYON CLEANUP: Anybody who would be interested in coordinating a volunteer cleanup and fence maintenance day at Miranda Canyon should contact Paul Schilke (recreation and lands staff officer for the Camino Real Ranger District) at pschilke@fs.fed.us or (575) 587-2255. To report any incidents or occurrences, contact the Carson National Forest Dispatch Center at (575) 758-6208.


AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY seeks English-speaking and bilingual volunteers for its Road to Recovery, which provides transportation for cancer patients to and from treatments, and Look Good Feel Better, which helps female cancer patients cope with appearance-related side effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatments, 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. For about an hour a week, volunteers have the opportunity to change the life of a child for the better. 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.

'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.

FECHIN FOOD FOREST at Taos Art Museum at Fechin House seeks volunteers to help with the activities desk in the garden area on Sundays from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Call Julie at (575) 758-2690, ext. 103.

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.

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.

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