Volunteer in Española, New Mexico

Be the Change. Be a Global Volunteer in Española, New Mexico

Support the communities around Española, New Mexico.

Meaningful one-week service opportunities await you in one of the most beautiful, yet impoverished locations in the United States.  In Española, 35% of the population live below the poverty line, more than two times higher than the national average. The communities of Española and nearby Dixon have asked us to support a number of ongoing projects. Help with childhood enrichment activities at an after-school program. Assist with food preparation and delivery at local soup kitchens and food distribution centers. Repair and maintain the area’s historical irrigation ditches to maintain the traditional culture of the area. See Covid-19 requirements.

Get Started in New Mexico

Serve in the desert Southwest.

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Required Mobility Level:
Somewhat mobile

“We feel fortunate to be part of Global Volunteers’ first program in Espanola, an amazing city filled with amazing people.”

Volunteer Voices: Read and Learn About Global Volunteers in New Mexico.

Be The Change.

Through important, full-day volunteer assignments and free-time activities, you learn about New Mexican culture and the significant ways you improve children’s and families’ lives. Our time-tested and proven philosophy of service ensures your efforts help advance the host community’s development vision and goals. You contribute to genuine community-based projects, and in doing so, you’re accepted as family. Our commitment to engage short-term volunteers on long-term community projects in partnership with local people enables you, in just a short time, to serve as a critical link in a chain of volunteer support spanning three decades.