Agency List "W"
Watermelon Mountain Ranch
Location directions: I-25 Northbound to the 2nd Bernalillo Exit (Highway 550), Highway 550 West bound to Paseo Del Volcan (Highway 347)-Left onto Paseo Del Volcan, Paseo Del Volcan South to Iris/Westphalia- Take a right onto Iris/Westphalia. On the right hand side will see a 3x3 sign with the letters WMR and red arrow pointing down a dirt road. 3.5 miles down on the right side visitor will see the ranch.
Agency Description/Mission: Watermelon Mountain Ranch, a nonprofit corporation, is dedicated to the belief that all living creatures-human and animal- should be cared for and protected whenever possible. The recovery, care, and housing of companion animals (lost, strayed, unwanted, or abandoned) until they can be reunited with their owners or adopted out to new homes is a major focus for Watermelon Mountain Ranch. We also understand and appreciate the significance and positive impact that animals can have interacting with people. To foster this human-animal bond, Watermelon Mountain Ranch will provide facilities and support for efforts that encourage the positive interaction of children, youth, adults, and seniors (including persons with disabilities) with animals through outreach, educational, interactive, and therapeutic programs utilizing paid and volunteer staffing with support from private & corporate donors.
Service Learning opportunities:
Volunteer Orientation: Held the 2nd and 4th Saturday of each month.
Special conditions or requirements: Closed Toed Shoes and clothes you don't mind getting dirty in. Must Show respect for all animals and staff members while at the ranch or during any offsite events.
Number of Service-Learning Students Needed: 20-30
Hours of operation when students are needed: Wed- Sunday from 10a-4pm
Minimum hour commitment required: Weekly: Open Semester: Open
Wings for Life
The first four Mondays each month a program is held for families of prisoners and returning citizens. Dinner is served; manners, life-skills, and topics of interests are taught & discussed. The program is for the whole family and everyone is welcome.
CNM students AND their family members, including children, are welcome to participate together at Wings For L.I.F.E. while getting service learning credit.
Meeting Locations: 1st & 3rd Mondays 2626 Arizona NE – St. John's United Methodist (N. of Coronado Mall, 1 block N. of Menaul and 1 block E. of San Pedro – Wings meets in the Family Life Center on the E. side of the church)
Agency Description/Mission: Wings for L.I.F.E.
Winner: American Probation & Parole Association's prestigious national Award of Excellence in Crime Prevention
Wings for L.I.F.E. Mission Statement:
Service Learning opportunities at WFL:
Orientation/Training schedule: As needed. Very flexible. Can train first day of the Service Learning start date as hands on.
Special conditions or requirements: Dress appropriately – business casual.
Number of Service-Learning Students Needed: As many as are interested. Class "teams" are welcome.
Hours of operation when students are needed: Mon. 5:00 – 8:00 or depending on Service Learning project – flexible. Can work at home. Can work at Wings Office. 2015 Wyoming NE Suite J – Near Wyoming & Menaul. Hours usually 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Minimum hour commitment required:No minimum hour commitment. If attending Monday meetings students can help up to 3 hours each evening weekly until requirements fulfilled. Wings is very flexible and will work will all students on finding ways to work service learning into their school and family life schedule.