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Retired Senior Volunteer Program

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Information about volunteering as a senior and helping senior organizations in the Albuquerque area.

Volunteer service builds bridges throughout our community and connects people to people. Meaningful volunteer opportunities are offered for volunteers of all ages. If you have time and energy to spare, we can connect you with organizations or individuals who need assistance, by simply calling our volunteer office at 764-1616.

Program Supervisor:  Robert Sandoval.

RSVP Volunteers (aged 55 and older) work throughout the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County community by providing support services to more than 220 public and nonprofit agencies including schools, hospitals, museums, senior centers, frail elderly programs, police departments, juvenile programs, social services, homeless facilities, child abuse and neglect shelters, environmental projects, and disaster relief programs. Volunteers also work on one-time special-event projects, such as Daffodils for Hospice and Make a Difference Day.

RSVP benefits include:

  • Supplemental accident and liability coverage while on duty
  • Mileage and meal reimbursement for those in need
  • Recognition events, awards ceremonies, and social gatherings
  • Networking with other volunteers and agencies
  • Opportunities for meaningful, challenging, and diverse volunteer experiences
  • Assistance with volunteer placement

Volunteer Announcements

Check these announcements for additional volunteer opportunities.

*Indicates a City of Albuquerque Volunteer Opportunity.

AARP Information Center Volunteer

Answer questions pertaining to various topics primarily with senior issues.

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Admission/ Intake Assistant

*Assist staff in admitting animals to the for the City of Albuquerque's Animal Welfare Department's shelters.

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Adoption Assistant

*Help the City of Albuquerque's Animal Welfare Department place shelter animals in caring homes.

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Adoption Phone Interviewer

Call previous adopters and follow up on the experience they had while at the City of Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department.

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Animal Bath & Brush

*Bath and brush animals at The City of Albuquerque Animal Welfare Department.

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Animal Transport Driver

*Help transport shelter animals for the City of Albuquerque's Animal Welfare Department.

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Benefit Counselors

Aging & Long Term Service Consumer & Elderly Rights Division.

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Cat Socialization

*Spend time interacting with cats at the City of Albuquerque's animal shelters.

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Dog Walkers Needed

*Volunteer as a dog walker with the City of Albuquerque's Animal Welfare Department.

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Education Assistant

*Teach citizens about the City of Albuquerque's Animal Welfare Department.

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Fathers Building Futures Volunteer

Assist in the Peanut Butter & Jelly Family Services program, Fathers Building Futures.

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General Volunteer Tasks

Ronald McDonald House Charities

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Gift Shop Volunteer

Presbyterian Hospital Gift Shop.

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Guest Chefs

Ronald McDonald House Charities

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Lobby Greeters

*Welcome customers interested in animal adoption to the City of Albuquerque's Animal Welfare Department.

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Mentor children

YDI Mentoring Initiative

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Peanut Butter & Jelly Family Services Volunteer

Work with parents and children in a therapeutic preschool classroom.

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Photographer/ Videographer

*Help photograph shelter animals and adoption events for the City of Albuquerque's Animal Welfare Department.

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