Volunteer in Adelante Programs

Donating your time is an important decision. We encourage you to take a look at the ongoing volunteer needs at Adelante to see how you might help to make a difference in the lives of local seniors or people with a disability.

Adelante appreciates volunteers in our administrative offices and in program locations throughout New Mexico.  Volunteers help Adelante conserve resources.  Check out our ongoing volunteer needs, and get in touch if you would like to explore a customized assignment that matches your talents and schedule.


Adelante Requirements:

 
  • Application submitted to Volunteer Coordinator
  • Background Check
  • Interview with Program Manager
  • Once accepted as a Volunteer, a copy of your Proof of Vaccination is submitted to Volunteer Coordinator prior to volunteering.
  • Abuse, Neglect, and Exploitation Training for those working directly with our clients with disabilities (State required: approximately 4 hours of online training.)
  • As of this date, face masks are required.
  • Adelante does not currently have any court-ordered community service opportunities.

Call 505.449.4021 or email your questions or completed Volunteer Application to our Volunteer Coordinator: Volunteer@GoAdelante.org Thank you!

Check out our ongoing volunteer needs below. We can also customize an assignment for you that will match your talents and schedule.

Volunteer in Bernalillo and Valencia Counties working with adults with disabilities

Adelante Development Center is looking for volunteers that are 18 and older who want to work with adults with disabilities. No previous experience is required. We are looking for individuals who are cheerful and kindhearted, who can accept direction from staff, and who are physically able to be outdoors in all seasons helping to propel people in wheel chairs in various settings for day trips. Fun and fulfillment is also included!

Call 505.449.4021 or email our Volunteer Coordinator: Volunteer@GoAdelante.org Thank you!

Volunteer in the Benefits Connection Center

Volunteers are needed on an ongoing basis for the Benefits Connection Center.
New Mexico is one of the poorest states in the nation, yet our participation rate in benefit programs is lower than many others. As a volunteer at Adelante’s Benefits Connection Center, you can help seniors and people with disabilities find out what benefits they are eligible to receive.

Working in the Center itself.
To volunteer, you must be able to answer calls pleasantly, following a basic script, and perform administrative tasks like keyboarding, printing, and faxing. Training will be provided. You must be able to speak clearly and hear well on the phone.

Doing outreach for the Center.
Several individuals are needed to help with outreach.  This important volunteer role would help educate seniors and people with disabilities about the Benefits Connection Center and what it can do to help them apply for benefits for which they may qualify.

Come make a difference in the lives of low-income New Mexicans! Volunteer at Adelante’s Benefits Connection Center.

Call 505.449.4021 or email our Volunteer Coordinator: Volunteer@GoAdelante.org Thank you!

Art Teacher Volunteer for Adults with Disabilities

Adelante Development Center in Albuquerque is looking for volunteers that are 18 and older who have experience teaching art and would like to work with adults with disabilities.

Call 505.449.4021 or email our Volunteer Coordinator: Volunteer@GoAdelante.org Thank you!

Volunteer at Bargain Square

Adelante Development Center’s Bargain Square is a social enterprise providing employment for people with disabilities.  This award-winning thrift store is looking for volunteers that are 18 and older and want to work with adults with disabilities while helping with the following tasks: sorting donated items; cleaning items, if needed; or organizing our store shelves. Bargain Square is between Los Lunas and Belen at:

19554 NM-314 S.
Belen, NM 87002

Call 505.449.4021 or email our Volunteer Coordinator: Volunteer@GoAdelante.org Thank you!

Volunteer to Play Music or Read to Program Participants

Adelante Development Center (in both Albuquerque and Valencia County) is looking for volunteers that are 18 and older and are interested in sharing their love of reading and music with our clients with disabilities.

Call 505.449.4021 or email our Volunteer Coordinator: Volunteer@GoAdelante.org Thank you!