Volunteer in Albuquerque and Las Cruces
Large Groups with 20+ Volunteers
Community Service and Court Volunteers
Feeding 40,000 people all over New Mexico takes a lot of donations, food and volunteers. Our New Mexico Food Bank is always looking for volunteers to help us meet the growing needs of our fellow neighbors and helping them access food from our network of partner agencies and hunger relief programs all over the state!
Who Volunteers at Roadrunner Food Bank
We welcome everyone who has an open heart and wants to help. Volunteers at our Food Bank are from all walks of life and include small and large groups, business interested in volunteering as a team building experience, and individuals such as working professionals, retirees, stay-at-home parents, children, students, rehabilitation program trainees and special needs groups.
Individual and Group Volunteer Opportunities
Come volunteer with us at our Albuquerque our Las Cruces location for as little as two hours or on an ongoing basis! We have many volunteer opportunities for you or your community-based group to help us prep food for distribution to hungry people across the state. We rely and depend on volunteers just like you to help us distribute the 26 million pounds of food that our community needs every year!
Make a Donation of Time Today
Whether you want to make a contribution alone or as a part of a group, Roadrunner Food Bank needs help to support our growing food distribution. Make a donation of your time to help our Food Bank reach out to those in need and contribute to hunger relief efforts around the state. Contact us today to sign up for volunteer opportunities in Las Cruces or Albuquerque.
Register to volunteer with us by selecting the photo that best describes your anticipated volunteer experience with us. NOTE – You are REQUIRED to read our volunteer policies prior to joining us (PDF).
Individual and Small Groups (Less Than 20 in the Group) Volunteers
Individuals and groups of 20 or less should register by using the link “Individual Volunteers.” This will take you to a registration page. New volunteers should create a username and password to manage available volunteer days/times. Returning volunteers are able to login using their credentials. You will receive an email when you successfully create a volunteer visit or modify a visit. If you do not receive an email, your appointment or change has not taken effect. If you have trouble using the registration system, please notify us at 505.349.8837 or email@example.com.
Large Groups (20 + in the Group)
Large group of 20 or more, please use the link called “Large Groups” and fill in the form. Please include as many details as possible. Our staff will contact you about your requested volunteer date and time. Please note that completing the form doesn’t guarantee we have that time and date available for your group. It simply notifies us of your request. A staff member will confirm a date and time with you via phone, email or both.
Gleaning with Roadrunner Food Bank
Roadrunner Food Bank loves working with local farmers, gardeners and others who have excess produce. Instead of letting fruits and vegetables spoil, gleaning volunteers can come to your property to pick produce for donation to feed hungry people in our community.
We work in collaboration with Seed2Need, a local nonprofit that coordinates gleaning projects with growers and donates produce through partnerships with the Food Bank, food pantries and soup kitchens. By becoming a partner in gleaning, you are providing healthy, local foods to New Mexico families who are typically unable to buy fruits and vegetables because of their high cost and shorter shelf life.
In addition to growers, we are also seeking volunteers to join us on farms and orchards picking produce. As a gleaning volunteer, you will have fun, spending time outdoors with other caring citizens. Moreover, by giving of your time and energy, you can make a real difference in the lives of hungry people, giving them a broader variety of fruits and vegetables. Contact Liz Curry at 505.349.5328 or firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Community Service and Court Mandated Volunteers
If you are a community service (NM Works, TANF, etc) or court-mandated volunteer, please use the “Community Service and Court Volunteers” link. Fill out the web based form. Our staff will contact you about your requested volunteer date/time. Please note that completing the form doesn’t guarantee the requested date/time is available. It simply notifies us of your request. A staff member will confirm a date and time with you via phone, email or both.
Thank you for your interest in volunteering with us!
Branch Volunteer Schedule
Mondays-Fridays: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Saturdays: 8:00am – 2:00 pm
Southern Branch (Las Cruces)
Mondays-Fridays: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm & Closed on Saturdays