Give an hour.  Give a Saturday.  Give your best.  We all have special talents.  Things we can do to help.  And when we reach out a hand to one, we influence the condition of all.  Whether it's reading to children, or leading literacy classes for hard-working families, or delivering meals to homebound seniors, there are hundreds of volunteer options available every day.

Give the gift of you.  Volunteer.

Volunteer Opportunities:

Organization:  United Way of Carlsbad & South Eddy County - Stuff the Bus

Contact:  Linda Dodd or Debby Terrazas  575-887-3504

Description:  Volunteers are needed to help collect and sort collected school supplies.  Teams are also needed to assist during our drive on July 27th and 28th at our local Wal-Mart and Walgreens.  


Organization: Carlsbad Battered Family Shelter
Contact Person: Erika Wright



* We need volunteers for cleaning and sorting donations.
* Maintenance and upkeep
* Any service such as haircuts or other personal services for our clients
* Presenters for small groups on topics of interest (such as nutrition, parenting, self esteem, sewing, crochet, etc)

Organization: Boy Scouts of America - Conquistador Council
Contact Person: Jim Whyte - District Executive




*Leaders needed for weekly meetings (usually 90 minutes) with youth (programs vary by age, Cub Scouts are elementary age, Boy Scouts are middle school, coed Venturing is high school age).  Volunteer leaders must be approved by unit committee and chartered organization.
*Volunteers needed for administrative positions on district committee in areas such as: Training, Camping, Advancement, Finance, Membership, Activities and Civic Service.
*Volunteers with prior Scout leader experience are invited to volunteer as unit commissioners.
Organization: Boys & Girls Club of Carlsbad
Contact Person: 575.885.8449



*Volunteers interested in assisting mumbers with their school work after school.
*Volunteers who would like to assist with programs within the club.
*Always in need of volunteers to assist with the sports programs at the club (basketball, flag football, volleyball and indoor soccer).
Organization: Eddy County CASA
Contact Person: Libby Johnston



*Become a child advocate and speak up in court for the best interest of abused and neglected children.  Must pass background checks, written references & attend 30 hours basic training.  Must be willing to commit to 12-18 months service and 15 hours of on-going training annually.
Organization: Girl Scouts of the Desert Southwest
Contact Person: Maria Escamilla



*Girl Scouting needs volunteers in many areas, both in direct service to girls and program support functions.
Girl Scout Leaders and Assistant Leaders,Program Providers, and Program Aides.
Organization: Literacy Program
Contact Person: Chelsey Heine



*Board Members

* Office volunteers are needed to assist in filing, answering phone, and shredding old documents, etc.
*Lawn Care
*Volunteer tutors are needed to assist adults who whould like to increase their English reading, writing and speaking skills.  Tutors are certified by the New Mexico Coalition for Literacy.  Tutor training is offered two to three times per year.  Prospective tutors need no formal teaching background or special skills, but rather a strong desire to help others significantly improve their quality of life.  Please call for next training date.

Organization: Carlsbad Transitional Housing & Homeless Shelter
Contact Person:

James Shipp or Johnnie Bradford




*Volunteers needed to cut weeds and grass at homes
*Volunteers to be mentors to residents (this involves attending mentor meetings, initial interview, and instruction)
*Volunteers to do home repair and maintenance