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Volunteer With Us

Learn how to volunteer with the City of Albuquerque's Department of Senior Affairs.

The City of Albuquerque's Department of Senior Affairs (DSA) is committed to providing resources with care and compassion that help our community thrive while embracing aging. Volunteers play a critical role in achieving Senior Affairs' mission. Whether you're a younger resident interested in lending a hand, a group that wants to give back, or a senior hoping to get more involved in the community, Senior Affairs has a volunteer opportunity for you! 

Opportunities for Volunteers

Volunteers In Action (VIA)

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Volunteers In Action (VIA) empowers community members of all ages to step in and serve with seniors. Each assignment varies and opportunities range from leading activities to food service and information & assistance. Share your skills, interests, and talents at any one of our eight senior/multigenerational centers or another DSA program!


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714 7th SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

To learn more about Senior Affairs volunteer opportunities, visit Senior Affairs - Organization Page

AmeriCorps Seniors Volunteer Programs

Volunteers age 55 and over may choose to serve with an AmeriCorps Seniors program. 

AmeriCorps Seniors is a suite of national volunteer programs for Americans 55 years and older and is federally funded by AmeriCorps. In New Mexico, AmeriCorps Seniors is jointly administered by the Aging & Long-Term Services Department. The City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs has sponsored AmeriCorps Seniors for over 40 years! It is made up of three programs that each take a different approach to improving lives and fostering civic engagement. All three programs offer orientation, reimbursements for travel, supplemental insurance while serving, and annual recognition events. When you volunteer, you’re not just helping others, you’re helping yourself. Volunteering leads to new discoveries and new friends. Plus, studies show that volunteering helps you live longer and promotes a positive outlook on life! You are needed! Join over 800 other Albuquerque Seniors that make up the AmeriCorps Seniors family!

For other volunteer opportunities, please visit One Albuquerque Volunteers for more information. 

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Non-Discrimination Policy

The Department of Senior Affairs Volunteer Programs do not and shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, gender expression, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations.

It is the policy of the Department of Senior Affairs that every volunteer receives fair, just and equitable treatment, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, or military service. Each volunteer will be heard and express grievances with assurance of receiving impartial consideration and freedom from any form of retribution.

Equal Employment Agency

The City of Albuquerque Department of Senior Affairs is an equal opportunity Agency. Enrollment is done without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age or disability. Senior Affairs provides reasonable accommodations to the known disabilities of individuals in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act.