Connect to Community Volunteer Opportunities 


The Four Corners area is home to many non-profit organizations who depend on the volunteer workforce to supplement and strengthen the diverse programs that nourish and fortify our communities. If you are interested in volunteering for a non-profit organization, please take a moment to review the volunteer opportunities below and contact the agency for more information.

If your organization would like to appear on the list below, please feel free to contact me at 505-599-1421 or by email at I look forward to hearing from you.

Jessica Lazenby

Jessica Lazenby
Volunteer Partners Manager
City of Farmington Human Resources
850 Municipal Drive, Farmington, NM 87401


Community Volunteer Opportunities


Organization Name


Volunteer Types 
American Red Cross
208 S Main Ave
Aztec, NM 87410

For Volunteer Opportunities, Contact: Saylor Caudill 928-856-2417
Volunteers carry out 90% of the humanitarian work of the Red Cross. Whether helping one displaced family or thousands, providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran, or teaching others how to respond in emergencies, it’s through the efforts of ordinary people that we can do extraordinary things. The Red Cross responds to an emergency every 8 minutes, and our vital work is only possible because of people like you!
Disaster Action Team Member
  • Assist individuals and

    families who have been

    impacted by a home

    fire or local disaster.


1515 E. 20th ST. Suite B

Farmington, NM 87401

(505) 486-3003

AmeriCorps is a National program which engages citizens to provide critical services to the community. We are seeking people with solid interpersonal skills who are team oriented, organized, reliable, committed, and passionate and who are interested in obtaining an education award through community service work. Volunteers who are interested in giving back to local communities are also needed.

3 – half time positions (900 hrs) 4 – quarter time positions (450 hrs)

We have two (2) projects under AmeriCorps:

  • Veterans & Military Family Support: members will provide support and resource information to the veterans and their families.
  • Environmental Stewardship: members will preserve and steward the diverse natural environment at Tse Daa Kanan community.


Minimum age to volunteer: 17+


No special skills are required.

Aztec Museum

125 N. Main Ave.

Aztec, NM 87410

(505) 334-9829

Local museum

General help


Minimum age to volunteer: 18


No special skills required.

Aztec Ruins National Monument

725 Ruins Road

Aztec, NM 87410

(505) 334-6174

Aztec Ruins National Monument is a National Park Service site that protects some of the best-preserved monumental great house architecture in the Southwest. Visitors are able to walk through the Aztec West Great House and its reconstructed Great Kiva. The visitor center is located in the house of the archaeologist that excavated the site and offers visitors a glimpse of some of the artifacts that were found on site. In addition to being open for self-guided tours, Aztec Ruins also offers many special events and ranger-led programming during the summer season.

Aztec Ruins has many divisions that could use the help of volunteers. At the visitor center, volunteers help at the front desk, answering questions and talking to visitors. These volunteers may also walk on the trails to answer questions or give short programs. Other divisions may also need volunteers for some projects. Natural resources, cultural resources, and maintenance may have projects available at different times of the year. We also have a number of special events that we could use help with.


Minimum age to volunteer: 18


Skills required: Skills required depend on specific projects. Generally no special skills are required. Training will be provided.

Basin Good Neighbor Foundation & Hospice

200 N. Orchard

Farmington, NM 87401

(505) 325-8231 Fax (505) 325-4516

Good Neighbor Foundation is a 501©(3) charitable foundation established and entrusted to support the needs of indigent hospice care recipients and their families in northwest New Mexico.

We recruit volunteers for caregiver respite, companionship, spiritual support, errands, chores, pet and plant care for people on Hospice.


Minimum age to volunteer: 18


Skills required: Compassion, empathy, honesty, kindness and professionalism. Valid driver’s license.

Big Brothers Big Sisters in Central New Mexico in San Juan County

308 N. Locke Ave.

Farmington, NM 87401

(505) 326-1508


For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.


The Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power of promise of youth.


The Big Brothers Big Sister’s Vision is that all youth achieve their full potential.

We are looking for volunteers who would be interested in mentoring a child one-on-one. A mentor is defined as a “wise advisor.” In Big Brothers Big Sisters terms, a mentor is an adult who is there to spend time with a younger person to support their development, provide friendship and guidance, and offer a different perspective on the world. Basically, mentoring is an additional grown-up to be there for a child. Depending on the program that is right for you, mentors spend time with mentees doing anything related to recreation, education, or social and life skills. Mentoring can take place out in the community or at the student’s school for about 4-8 hours per month with a year commitment.


Minimum age to volunteer: 16


No special skills are required, but must be able to make the time and year commitment to work with a child.

Boys & Girls Club of Bloomfield

701 S. 2nd St.

Bloomfield, NM 87413

(505) 632-0123

Our Mission: To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. We have after-school, summer, sports, and leadership programs.

Youth Development, Art, Music, STEM, Mentoring, Homework Help


Minimum age to volunteer: 16-18 Depending on job


Special skills vary for each different position.

Boys & Girls Club of Farmington

1925 Positive Way

Farmington, NM 87401

(505) 327-6396

Our Mission:

To inspire and enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to realize their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens. We have after-school, summer, teen, sports, and leadership programs.

Youth Development, Fundraisers, Art, Music, Gardening, STEM, Mentoring, Homework Help


Minimum age to volunteer 16-18 Depending on job


Special skills vary for each different position.

Capacity Builders DBA-Lou Go’s

210 N Auburn Ave

Farmington, NM 87401

(505) 324-6568


Since 1995, Capacity Builders Inc. has been diligently serving the resource development needs of tribal nonprofits and federally recognized tribes of the US Four Corner’s community (northwest New Mexico, southwest Colorado, southeast Utah, and northeast Arizona.


It is our organizational mission to…


To improve the quality of life for the poorest and neediest tribal communities, nonprofits, and people in the United States through our capacity building support and direct services that lead to job creation, economic independence, wellness, and abundance.


The central goal driving our organizational endeavors is to equip as many nonprofit and public leaders as humanly possible with no less than 100% of the resources needed to achieve these outcomes. These include financial resources, research and evaluation resources, information and training resources, leadership building resources, and much more.

Lou Go’s transportation provides FREE to LOW COST rides for seniors and people with disabilities in San Juan County. This is not just a transportation service for doctor’s appointments or strictly medical. This service is allowing the community access to travel for any type of commute. From hair appointments to a bingo game at a local senior center.


We believe in getting our elders and people with disabilities back into the community and providing that social interaction that is much needed. Lou Go’s started this program thru a grant from the NADTC agency back in 2018. The grant ended in October 2019 and we have been volunteer based since then. Volunteers use our vehicles to provide rides to our community members twice a week from 8am to 6pm. The qualifying factors include having a Driver’s License and no more than 2 infractions on your driving record in the past 2 years. We have (2) 4 hour blocks that we need filled twice a week. Our goal would be to add more days as we get more volunteer drivers.


Minimum age to volunteer: 21


Skills required: Driver’s License

Chaco Culture National Historical Park

1808 CR 7950

Nageezi, NM 87037

(505) 786-7014

A National Park Service site, Chaco Culture teaches visitors about life in this area of New Mexico from roughly 850-1250 AD.

Special events, group volunteer service projects


Minimum age to volunteer: 12-18 (with parental consent), and 18+


Special skills vary for each opportunity.


807 W. Apache St.

Farmington, NM 87401

(505) 592-0625

Lifting children from crisis to hope

CASA volunteers, landscaping/maintenance, office work, tutoring


Minimum age to volunteer: 16


No special skills are required.

ECHO Food Bank

401 S. Commercial Ave

Farmington, NM 87401

(505) 326-3770

The ECHO Food Bank collects, stores, and processes food to distribute to low-income individuals. Food is obtained from manufacturers, farmers, distributors, grocers, community food drives, and state and national food bank networks in order to make it available to hungry people in San Juan County.

The Food Bank needs volunteers/volunteer groups to help with sorting food, bagging & boxing food, packing backpacks, food distribution and more. We are also looking for volunteers with special skills in: food organization, office filing, and food check-out.


Minimum age to volunteer: 17. Ages 16 and younger require an adult.


Skills required: Being capable to stand/bend/lift in packing/sorting areas. Also lifting boxes/cases of food but ONLY lift what you are comfortable with lifting!

Four C Inspire

PO Box 1509

Aztec, NM 87410

(469) 307-0612

In school mentoring program

Volunteers for schools


Minimum age to volunteer: 18


No special skills are required.

Guardian Angel Home Health, Hospice & Heavenly Homemakers

2800 N. Hutton

Farmington, NM 87402

(505) 564-9002 Fax (505) 564-9022

We provide home health, physical therapy, and hospice services and everything that is associated with these services.

We are currently looking for hospice volunteers.


Minimum age to volunteer: 21


Skills required: Compassion, dependability, will be trained to meet eligibility requirements.

Homework Club

865 North Dustin

Farmington, NM 87401

(505) 330-3701 Fax (505) 564-2249

We provide an after school tutoring program for kindergarten through high school kids.

Tutoring students by grade/recreation attendant/preparing snacks/helping with special events.


Minimum age to volunteer: 16


Skills required: A willingness to help kids.

Hummingbird (Memory) Cafe

4 Road 3775

Farmington, NM 87401

(505) 787-6322


The mission of the Hummingbird (Memory) Café is to provide a relaxing place for individuals with memory loss/dementia and their care partners to gather, celebrate humanity, and make connections with others in similar situations.

Volunteers for café


Minimum age to volunteer: 18


Skills required: Knowledge and/or experience with people with dementia and their care partners.

Identity Inc!

204 W. Main Street

Farmington, NM 87401

(505) 427-3383

Identity Inc. is IDENTITY, Inc! Supports Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Questioning (LGBTQ) community and allies in San Juan County New Mexico by providing a SAFE PLACE and opportunities for growth through education, training, self-expression, and other community resources.

Front Desk Clerk – One day a week for 3 hours; Grant Writing; Drag Bingo, Drag Shows, and other Events/Concerts-Help set up and take money at the door.


Minimum age to volunteer: 15


Special skills depend on the position sought.

New Mexico Badlands Search and Rescue INC

Farmington, NM 87401

(505) 486-8473

We are a search and rescue team.

We need people to hide for our jobs and people to join our team.


Minimum age to volunteer: 16


No special skills are required.

New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force

2424 Louisiana Blvd NE

Albuquerque, NM 87110

(505) 444-1040

The local Four Corners chapter of New Mexico Breastfeeding Task Force promotes breastfeeding and supports mothers, families, and communities by helping connect families with resources, education and providing a Baby Station at many local community events throughout the year.

Currently we staff a Baby Station at Riverfest, Kidfest and the San Juan County Fair. We have various requests from weekly Farmer’s Markets, the Downtown Maker’s Market and other health fairs and community events to host a Baby Station that we have been unable to fulfill.


Minimum age to volunteer: 16


No special skills are required.

NMSU Cooperative Extension Service San Juan County

213-A South Oliver Drive

Aztec, NM 87410

(505) 334-9496

Cooperative Extension System (CES) empowers farmers, ranchers, and communities of all sizes to meet the challenges they face, adapt to changing technology, improve nutrition and food safety, prepare for and respond to emergencies, and protect our environment. NMSU CES provides the people of New Mexico with practical, research-based knowledge and programs to improve their quality of life.

Master Gardener training course August-November 2020; 4-H Volunteer leaders


Minimum age to volunteer: 16


Skills required: Desire to serve and learn

Northwest New Mexico Arts Council

P.O. Box 2235

Farmington, NM 87499

(505) 320-0615

Art workshops, makers markets, art shows, music, theater, and cultural affairs project support and presentation in the diverse arts.

Set up booths at conferences, outdoor Plein Air, Riverfest, and downtown makers market. Support of downtown revitalization and participation at the Shiprock Fair and community theater.


Minimum age to volunteer: 14


Skills required: Enjoy the arts

Northwest New Mexico Seniors, INC

742 W. Animas

Farmington, NM 87401

(505) 326-7462

Meeting the challenges of aging and providing services for people ages 60 and over. Congregate Meals, Home Delivered Meals, Transportation, Homemakers, Respite Vouchers, Senior Companions, Senior Employment

Drivers for Meals on Wheels, Senior Companion Program, Office Volunteers (typing skills required), Congregate Meal Volunteers at any of the five San Juan County Centers – Aztec, Blanco, Bloomfield, Bonnie Dallas, and Lower Valley.


Minimum age to volunteer: 18


Skills required: Skills required depend on specific projects. Drivers must have a valid NM Driver’s License.

Overflow Free Store

810 N. Buena Vista Ave.

Farmington, NM 87401

(505) 327-0363 Chris Parker

The Overflow Free Store accepts donations of clothing, shoes, household items, small appliances, toys, and books which we distribute to our clients, according to monthly limits. We distribute book bags with supplies in the fall and have hygiene kits for the homeless. Anyone can sign up as a client.

Volunteers are needed to: accept and sort donations, stock shelves, check out clients by counting and recording their items, input information from shopping slips into the computer, clean shelves, vacuum, empty garbage, take names and numbers at the door on the days the store is open and help with general cleaning. Please contact us for more information.


Minimum age to volunteer: 18


Skills required: Mobility and a caring heart

River Reach Foundation

100 W. Broadway

Farmington, NM 87401

(972) 965-5621

The River Reach Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to the protection, promotion and enhancement of Farmington’s riverine corridors.

In 2020, we will need volunteers for our annual RiverFest held Memorial Day Weekend May 22nd – 24th. We will also be planting seeds in a field adjacent to Browning Parkway on February 15th.


Minimum age to volunteer: 16


Skills required: Friendly attitude 

San Juan Animal League

201 E. Maple St.

Farmington, NM 87401

(505) 635-1836

We provide low cost vaccines and spay neuter to local pet owners. Additionally we Trap neuter and Return feral cats. We provide education and emergency support to San Juan County pet owners.

We always need volunteers for our monthly vaccine clinics to help with registering animals for their vaccines among other duties. We also are always looking for people capable and willing to assist with trapping and transporting feral cats. We have various fundraisers that also require volunteers. We will be inputting old data into a new computer system and will need help with that as well.


Minimum age to volunteer: 18


Skills required: It varies. We can find something for almost anyone’s skill level.



San Juan County Fire Department

209 S Oliver

Aztec, NM 87410

(505) 386-8206

San Juan County Fire Department provides 911 response to over 2,500 square miles of San Juan County. Utilizing cutting edge techniques and equipment, we answer over 7,000 calls for service annually. Our 200 volunteers respond out of 23 stations divided into 10 districts around the county. We operate over 100 pieces of apparatus and provide all the training necessary to be a valued member of our team, at no cost to volunteer.

We are currently looking for volunteers to fill a variety of positions. Some examples are: interior firefighter, wildland firefighter, EMS responder, and administrative support members. There is something for everyone to do in the fire department.


Minimum age to volunteer: 16


Skill required: For firefighting positions there are physical ability requirements. All other training and skills are provided at no cost to the volunteer once they have joined the department.

San Juan County Sheriff’s Office Foundation

211 S. Oliver DR

Aztec, NM 87410

(505) 334-7067

SJCSO Foundation fundraises for the Sheriff’s office community programs and their volunteer Reserve Deputy program.

Breakfast with the Sheriff, Shindig with the Sheriff, Run from the Sheriff 5K & 1K walk


Minimum age to volunteer: 18


Required: background check to be a part of a Sheriff’s office organization

San Juan Regional Medical Center Auxiliary

801 W. Maple

Farmington, NM 87401

(505) 609-6156



Volunteers will have the opportunity to be in a healthcare environment and assist our patients, visitors and staff in various roles. There are many service opportunities and various shifts available for volunteers.


Minimum age to volunteer: 14


Skills required: Willing to provide great customer service

State of NM Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program

2550 Cerrillos Road

Santa Fe, NM 87505


The New Mexico Long-Term Care Ombudsman Program (LTCOP) advocates alongside and on behalf of residents for the recognition, respect, and enforcement of the civil and human rights of residents of nursing homes and assisted living facilities, often providing a voice for individuals living in long-term care (LTC) facilities who might otherwise go unheard.

A dedicated and highly skilled group of LTCOP ombudsmen staff and certified ombudsman volunteers spend about 3 hours/week visiting nursing homes and assisted living facilities and helping residents in advocating for their rights and the quality of care they deserve. They listen to and investigate complaints from residents, their family and caregivers, and staff at the facility. They work to resolve concerns of which they become aware and help ensure residents receive the quality of care they deserve.

·          Advocate for residents’ civil and human rights.

·          Educate residents, facility staff and the public about issues of concern to long-term care facility residents.

·          Visit assigned facility regularly and establish a relationship with residents.

·          Receive and work to resolve complaints.

·          Follow the provisions of the New Mexico Long-Term Care Ombudsman Act

·          Maintain a professional relationship with residents’ families and facility staff.

·          Work cooperatively with Licensing and Certification/Dept. of Health, Adult Protective Services, and the Regional and State Ombudsman and make appropriate referrals.

·          Maintain accurate records and submit reports in a timely fashion.

·          Keep information obtained about residents confidential.


·         Good communication and listening skills.

·         Ability to advocate in a professional and diplomatic manner.

·         Sensitivity to elders and individuals with disabilities.

·         Compassionate.

·         Positive attitude.

·         Fair, open-minded and non-judgmental.

·         Reliability & perseverance in problem resolution.

·         Willingness to write good documentation.

·         Respect for confidentiality.

·         Diverse career and social backgrounds a plus

Volunteers must pass a background check, be at least 18 years of age or older, and be up-to-date on their Covid-19 vaccination.

Theater Ensemble Arts

818 W. Arrington

Farmington, NM 87401

(505) 326-2839

Farmington’s Theater Ensemble Arts (TEA) was founded in 1997 by community members.


TEA is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide affordable, high quality, live Theatrical performances to residents of the Four Corners area.


The group seeks to engage local community interest in attending and participating in the creation and execution of theater productions.

Volunteers are needed to: act, direct, stage manage, build sets, execute light and sound, sew costumes, run concessions, organize scene shop, etc. Please contact us for more information.


There is no minimum age to volunteer and no special skills are required.

Tres Rios Habitat for Humanity

P.O. Box 324

Farmington, NM 87499

(970) 903-5505

We build homes in partnership with low income families in San Juan County; partnerships helps families who live in homes that are inadequate, unsafe, unsanitary, etc.

Women Build, March 1/8, 2020, home repair. Construction of new home, application meeting on February 8, 2020, with construction beginning in the summer. Habitat Store volunteers.


Minimum age to volunteer: 18


No special skills are required.

Wells Fargo Bank

100 E Broadway Ave

Farmington, NM 87401

(505) 324-9529

Wells Fargo continues to be a strong supporter in philanthropy, community outreach, and giving to ensure the longevity and sustainability of communities. We provide financial education workshops, grants and sponsorships for non-profits, and provide Team Member volunteering to support community events and local non-profits.

Wells Fargo provides skilled volunteers.