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Albuquerque Heading Home/Metropolitan Homelessness Project

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Address:

215 Third Street SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102

Contact Person:

Robert Nelson

Phone:

505-226-1700

Fax:

505-226-1705

Email:

robertn@mhp-nm.org

Web Site:

www.mhp-nm.org

Location directions: Office is located in downtown Albuquerque at 213 Third Street SW. It is the two-story brick building next to the drive-thru for NM Bank and Trust on the corner of Third & Gold. Parking is free and is located on the south side of the building.

Agency Description/Mission: The vision of Albuquerque Heading Home is a community where homelessness is rare, short-lived and nonrecurring.

Service Learning Opportunities: Donation Sorting - Heading Home receives community donations of furniture each week and needs help sorting and organizing donations every Thursday and Friday morning from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Dorm Assistance/Cleaning - We also host an emergency shelter, which needs help cleaning during the day and in the evening assisting program staff handing out clothing and food to residents.

Orientation/Training Schedule: Orientation is held the first Monday of each month at 3 p.m. at 215 Third Street SW.

Special Conditions or Requirements: Organizing skills and experience in retail encouraged.

Number of Service Learning Students needed: 5
Hours when Students are needed: tba
 



Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival

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Address:

2650 Yale Drive SE, Albuquerque, NM 87106

Contact Person:

Julie Brovko, Volunteer Coordinator

Phone:

714-270-1350

Email:

jbrovko@unm.edu

Web Site:

www.abqlatinfest.com


Location directions: South on Yale towards the airport. Left on Randolph (light before the airport) into the office building area. Go over two speed bumps, turn right and park. Parking is free.

Agency Description/Mission: The Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival's primary goal is to develop and celebrate New Mexico's vibrant Latin dance culture. We achieve this by utilizing partnerships with local dance schools, dancers, musicians, and other supportive entities within surrounding communities and beyond. We are committed to providing quality, excellence, openness, and fairness to our sponsors, participants and volunteers.

Service Learning Opportunities: Assist with planning and execution of weekly Friday night salsa parties, Valentines Day dance and Albuquerque Latin Dance Festival. Website maintenance and upkeep. Sponsor contact and research. Protocol writing. Actual duties will depend on skills and availability.

Orientation/Training Schedule: On the job training — Will be project-oriented.

Special Conditions or Requirements: : Able to multitask and work independently once trained. Detail oriented.

Number of Service Learning Students needed: 1-3
Hours when Students are needed: Flexible. Some students will be asked to help with our Friday night salsa party (7 pm - midnight).
Minimum hour commitment required: : 15-20 per semester; schedule TBD




Albuquerque Meals on Wheels

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Address:

5901 Harper Dr. NE Albuquerque, NM 87109

Mailing Address:

PO Box 92614 Albuquerque, NM 87199

Contact Person:

Pam Webb, Director of Client and Volunteer Services

Phone:

505-823-8061

Fax:

505-823-8066

Email:

pam-volunteer@mow-nm.org

Web Site:

www.mow-nm.org


Location directions: I-25 and San Mateo off the Frontage Road. Right onto Harper. Located in the Presbyterian Northside Building, with the entrance at the rear.

Agency description/mission: Nourishing bodies and spirits of the homebound with balanced meals and friendship.

Service Learning opportunities: 1) Students can be in our kitchen working with staff and volunteers packaging cold items into containers for our disabled, critically ill and homebound clients. 2) Students can provide general office assistance.

Orientation/Training schedule: Held the first day of the Service Learning start date as hands-on On t he Job orientation.

Special conditions or requirements: Kitchen – no open-toed shoes, wear long pants, and nothing sleeveless. A hairnet, apron and gloves will be provided. Office – business casual dress is preferred.

Number of Service Learning Students Needed: 5 (five)

Hours of operation when students are needed: 9:00 a.m.–11:00 a.m. Monday–Friday.

Minimum hour commitment required: 2 hours weekly until 15 hours completed.



American Red Cross in New Mexico

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Address:

7445 Pan American Fwy. NE, Albuquerque, NM 87109

Contact Person:

Jim Harvey, Regional Volunteer Coordinator

Phone:

505-262-6172

Email:

jim.harvey@redcross.org

Web Site:

www.RedCrossNewMexico.org



Location directions: I-25 west on Paseo del Norte, turn left onto Panamerican Frontage Road South. Approximately 0.4 miles, on the right (west).

Agency description/mission:  The mission of the Red Cross is to provide humanitarian support through a volunteer-led effort of relief to disasters and to help people prepare for, prevent, and respond to emergencies. This is accomplished through a variety of programs and services including emergency/disaster services, health & safety training/services, volunteer services, minor home repairs, and educational/informational event planning and outreach.

Service Learning opportunities: Students will be provided a range of learning opportunities including Public Communications, Event Planning, Financial Development, Real Heroes Campaign assisting. Assist Marketing Director with development of a marketing plan, nomination coordinator, logistical management of this and other events. Actual duties will depend on skills and availability.

Orientation/Training schedule: On the job training — Will be project-oriented.

Special conditions or requirements: Knowledge of Word and Excel; Publisher would be helpful. Ability to multitask and work independently once trained

Number of Service Learning Students Needed: 1-6

Hours of operation when students are needed: Monday - Friday, 9-5; possible Saturdays

Minimum hour commitment required: 15-20 hours per semester. Schedules TBD




ARCA

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Address:

11300 Lomas Blvd. NE, Albuquerque, NM

Contact Person:

Faylene Wytewa-Alire

Phone:

505-332-6816

Fax:

505-332-6800

Email:

fwytewa@arc-a.org

Web Site:

www.ARCAOpeningDoors.org



Location directions: Our administrative office is located between Eubank and Juan Tabo, corner of Lomas and Tomasita. Satellite sites which the student may go to include 1515 4th Street MW. Corrales, community centers, and homes in which individuals in ARCA's care reside.

Agency description/mission: Working together to open doors for people with developmental disabilities to be valued members of the community.

Service Learning opportunities:

  • ACES-ARCA Career Enhancement Services: Assist individuals with developmental disabilities to become engaged in the community through volunteering, art and cooking classes and other interests they may have.
  • ACES Literacy Project: Help adult students with developmental disabilities engage in customized online learning in a variety of subjects in a computer lab with support from trained tutors.
  • ACES Little Theater Group: Help adults with developmental disabilities write, practice and stage plays in community venues.
  • ARCA Wellness Institute: Co-teach with an instructor to help adults with developmental disabilities learn how the body works, how to make healthy choices, and how to promote fitness in a safe and encouraging environment.

Orientation/Training schedule: Held the first day of the Service Learning start date with ARCA's Event Coordinator and Site Manager.

Special conditions or requirements: Background check will be completed prior to start date. This is done by an independent agency through ARCA and is paid by us.

Travel will be reimbursed if the student uses their personal vehicle to travel from one ARCA site to another during their Service Learning hours. Current proof of vehicle insurance will need to be on file with ARCA.

Number of Service Learning Students Needed: 15 (but we do love to have more!)

Hours of operation when students are needed: We want you! Primarily Monday–Friday, some evening and weekend activities. Hours are flexible according to the needs of the individuals in ARCA's care and your learning program.

Minimum hour commitment required: 2–4 hours per week, minimum of 15 per semester.