Volunteer in Albuquerque and Las Cruces
Individual & Small Group Volunteers
Large Groups with 20+ Volunteers
Community Service and Court Volunteers
Feeding 70,000 people in New Mexico every week takes a lot of help from our community. The helpful hands of thousands of volunteers allow us to distribute millions of pounds of food every year.
As our supporter, we invite you to take action and volunteer. Your gift of time helps solve hunger for so many New Mexico neighbors in need.
There are several tracks of volunteer programs at Roadrunner Food Bank. Warehouse-based volunteering, Gleaning, and a new volunteer track known as Skill-Based volunteering.
Warehouse Volunteers-Individuals, Groups and Businesses
Warehouse volunteers include individuals, school groups, businesses, civic organizations, and other small and large groups too. As a warehouse volunteer, you will help prep food for distribution to hungry people across the state. Children six years and older can volunteer with the appropriate number of adults accompanying them.
Register to volunteer in our warehouse by selecting the photo at the top that best describes your warehouse volunteer experience with us.
More Information on Warehouse Volunteers
Individuals and groups of less than 20 – Use the link called Individual and Small Group Volunteers. The registration page allows you to create a username and password to view open volunteer dates and times. When you have successfully created a volunteer appointment, you will receive an email confirming your visit. If you do not receive an email, your appointment or change has not taken effect. Returning volunteers are able to login using their credentials.
Large Groups of 20 or more – Use the link labeled Large Group and fill in the form. Please provide 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 the day and time requested is available. It simply notifies us of your request. We will be in touch to confirm the date and time by email, phone or both.
Community Service and Court Mandated Volunteers – Community Service, NM Works, TANF and court-mandated volunteers are able to assist in our warehouse by completing the online form. Please note that completing the form doesn’t guarantee the day and time requested is available. It simply notifies us of your interest. Our staff will contact you to confirm your requested volunteer time by phone, email or both.
Albuquerque Branch: Candace Baca – 505.349.5338 or firstname.lastname@example.org Mondays-Fridays: 8 am – 4 pm Saturdays: 8 am – 2 pm
Southern Branch in Las Cruces: Amanda Cuba – 575.523.4390 or email@example.com to reserve a time to volunteer.
Gleaning – Picking Produce for the Hungry
The Food Bank works with local farmers, gardeners and others who have excess produce. In partnership with Seed2Need, volunteers pick produce from orchards or fields at a designated site. The produce is brought back to the Food Bank or given to a partner agency. Seed2Need coordinates the sites where the produce is gleaned, and the Food Bank helps recruit and place volunteers. The produce provides our hungry neighbors a source of fresh and healthy foods that are locally grown. To volunteer to glean produce, contact Kevin Vigil at 505.314.0600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Skill-based volunteers donate their talents, specialized skills, and use their contacts and resources to help the Food Bank with a variety of different needs. In essence, they volunteer to help with special projects or provide skills that benefit the overall needs and operations of the Food Bank. The volunteer time skill-based volunteers provide also impacts the service we are able to give to our hungry neighbors.
It is important that we match skill-based volunteers with the right project and right activity. The right match leads to mutually beneficial results for you and the Food Bank too. Our goal is to provide you with a positive volunteer experience while helping accomplish important work!
How do I Become a Skill-Based Volunteer at the Food Bank?
- Review the skill-based volunteer descriptions available in the links below. Be sure to note any volunteer descriptions you have an interest in when filling out the online survey.
- Complete the survey by clicking here. The survey tells us more about you, your skills and your interest in various volunteer activities.
- Once you submit the survey, give our staff a few days to review it. We’ll follow up with a call or email, and schedule a time to meet. At the meeting, we’ll go over specifics including hours you’d like to commit to the activity.
- If you and our staff find this is a good match, we’ll get you started on your volunteer experience.
- Thank you for your gift of time and talents! We look forward to meeting you!
Skill-Based Volunteer Contact
If you have questions about our skill-based volunteer program, contact AnnaMarie Maez at 505.349.8921 or email@example.com.
Skill-Based Volunteer Descriptions
The links below show a variety of skill-based volunteer opportunities. They are categorized by talent and expertise. In each category, you will find volunteer descriptions for many different opportunities.
- Ability to Travel
- Computer Knowledge
- Customer Service Skills
- Phone Etiquette
- Special Projects/Special Skills
- Spanish Fluency (or other language fluency)
- Works Directly With Clients
Looking for more ways to help? We have provided a few tips to get involved right away.
- Help Roadrunner Food Bank solve hunger by making a monthly donation – set up a monthly recurring gift.
- Receive email from the Food Bank by opting in.
- Learn about how to volunteer at the Food Bank – click to register
- Learn how you can serve in other ways by visiting our Take Action Page