There are several organizations that could use your help. Here are a few:
AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY seeks English-speaking and bilingual volunteers to drive patients to appointments and help with other tasks. Call (575) 751-8927.
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS provides mentoring relationships for boys and girls ages 5-18. Call Oralia González (575) 779-0003 or Karen Koyote (575) 770-5751.
CIVIL AIR PATROL SQUADRON is looking for volunteers. Monthly meetings 5:30-7 p.m. every third Tuesday of the month at the large hangar at Taos Airport or call (281) 467-0506.
COMMUNITY AGAINST VIOLENCE seeks volunteers for office work, fundraising, events, landscaping, the thrift store and outreach efforts. Applications at taoscav.org or stop by 945 Salazar Road, Taos.
DRIVERS NEEDED by the Road to Recovery program for cancer patients. Volunteer to drive people to their doctor and chemotherapy appointments. You can donate your time and use of your car to help out in this worthy effort. All you need is a driver's license and a stint in the American Cancer Society's training program. Call (800) 227-2345.
EQUINE SPIRIT SANCTUARY seeks volunteers,13 Los Caballos Road, Ranchos de Taos. Call Ruth Bourgeois (575) 758-1212, or email email@example.com.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY TAOS needs volunteers to work at our local home-build job sites, office and the ReStore on a regular basis. E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (575) 758-7827.
HOLY CROSS HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER seeks volunteers to serve their community hospital. Adults needed in the gift shop, day surgery and as ED patient advocates. Teens are needed to serve in a variety of functions in the hospital. Call Judy Rebholtz at (575) 751-1188 or pick up an application in the hospital gift shop.
HOSPICE VOLUNTEER TRAINING with Mountain Home Health Hospice, 630 Paseo del Pueblo Sur, Suite 180, Taos. Free. Call (575) 758-4786, ext. 121.
MILLICENT ROGERS MUSEUM is looking for volunteers. Please contact Katie Ritter at (575) 758-2462 or by email at email@example.com to apply.
SOMOS needs book lovers. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call (575) 758-0081.
STRAY HEARTS ANIMAL SHELTER. Come volunteer at 1200 Saint Francis Lane, Taos. Call (575) 758-2981.
TAOS EDUCATION AND CAREER CENTER needs volunteer tutors in basic computer, reading and writing skills to help adults open doors to the world of information. Tutors will meet with students twice per week to improve both academic and computer literacy skills. Sessions are held during designated times throughout the regular work week, Monday-Friday. We serve adult students who have a wide range of skill levels, all below college level. If you are interested or would like more information, call (575) 737-3730 or stop by our office at 115 Civic Plaza Drive - entrance and parking are on Bedford Street.
TAOS ELDERS AND NEIGHBORS TOGETHER. TENT is seeking volunteers to provide help to local elders in their homes as they age. Contact email@example.com.
TAOS THRESHOLD CHOIR is looking for people who love to sing. Threshold Choir is a community of women singers who volunteer our voices to bring comfort at bedside to hospice clients. Call Annette at (575) 776-5426.
TAOS YOUTH SOFTWARE COMMUNITY is looking for computer industry professionals to teach kids about computers. Teach a one-week summer camp for two 1.5 hour sessions per day or during the school year work with area teachers to bring tech sessions into classrooms or help with an after-school program. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (832) 494-7477.
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