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City Recognizes Volunteers for Years of Service

Retired and senior volunteers honored at annual pinning ceremony
January 05, 2024

Today, the Department of Senior Affairs, along with First Lady Elizabeth Kistin Keller, recognized members of AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP (Retired & Senior Volunteer Program) who have served between five and 25 years during a special pinning ceremony.

Over 80 volunteers were honored at this year’s AmeriCorps Seniors RSVP Pinning Ceremony, sponsored by UnitedHealthcare. The annual event celebrates the outstanding contributions of volunteers ages 55 and older who donate their time and expertise at dozens of locations throughout the city, including schools, museums, libraries, and nonprofits. 

“By sharing their wisdom and experience, RSVP volunteers are helping us build our capacity to enhance the lives of Albuquerque families through a variety of services and programs,” said Anna Sanchez, Director of Senior Affairs. “Their legacy of service is one that will continue to be felt for years to come.”

Volunteers play a critical role in achieving the Department of Senior Affairs’ mission of helping the community thrive with care and compassion while embracing aging. Opportunities are available for individuals of all ages or groups interested in giving back. For more information about volunteering with Senior Affairs, please visit or call 505-764-1009.