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Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Central NM, Inc. (BBBS)

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5400 Phoenix Ave. NE, #200, Albuquerque, NM 87110

Contact Person:

Sharon Tenorio, Chief Marketing & Outreach Officer


505-837-9223 ext 13




Web Site:

Location directions: NE corner of Menaul and San Mateo intersection, just one road north of Menaul. Directly behind the large Baillo’s electronics, in the Phoenix Professional Building.

Agency description/mission: The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to build a stronger community through the creation and support of positive one-to-one relationships between children and adult volunteers. We have a very strong leadership team which has grown the agency over the past several years. There are wonderful opportunities to learn about the operations and management of a successful, youth mentoring non-profit organization. The incredible staff is looking forward to engaging CNM Service Learners on-site to learn about this fast-paced and rewarding work environment.

Service Learning opportunities: There are 4 major work areas for Service Learners:

  1. Accounting – learn the functions of a comprehensive accounting system for the regular BBBS agency, and also learn how to prepare and monitor a budget for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Donation Center;

  2. Marketing/PR – learn practical skills in implementing a local and state-wide advertising and marketing campaign. Graphic design, web-design, PR writing, and general marketing skills are welcome;

  3. Volunteer Retention – Will assist with the organization of parties and activities that volunteers, families, and children are invited to in both our Community-Based and Site-Based programs and participate on the match retention/satisfaction committee;

  4. Volunteer Recruitment – join a team of CNM service learners seeking to learn recruitment skills to provide volunteers for over 250 children on our waiting list. An ideal team would be to have a group of service learners recruiting at each of the CNM campuses.

Orientation/Training schedule: We provide comprehensive orientation and training for the specific work function. We utilize a variety of training resources, including on-line modules, manuals, personal, and hands-on opportunities, as needed to accommodate your service learning needs. Additional training in other departments is available to supplement your overall experience in a non-profit agency.

Special conditions or requirements: We perform a background check (criminal, sexual offender, MVD) and ask for 3 references.

Hours of operation when students are needed: Total = 4+. One for each major work area and as many as possible for Volunteer Recruitment.

Minimum hour commitment required: Volunteer Recruitment- variable hours (15 hours/semester minimum, up to as many hours desired); all other major work areas: at least 36 hours/semester (3 hours/week); 1 full school year preferred.

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico

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3333 Truman St NE, Albuquerque, NM 87110

Contact Person:

Joann Perrine






Web Site:

Location directions: The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico currently has three locations. Our Heights Branch is located one block West of San Mateo between Comanche and Candelaria at 3333 Truman St NE. Our Rio Rancho Branch is located at 4600 Sundt Rd off of 528 between Ridgecrest and Rockaway. 

Agency description/mission: The mission of the Boys & Girls of Central New Mexico is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as caring, productive, responsible citizens. We offer programs that help our members reach three priority outcomes: Good Character & Citizenship, Academic Success and Healthy Lifestyles. Club members learn leadership skills, explore career opportunities, and become healthy individuals who are ready to tackle tomorrow’s challenges.

Service Learning opportunities: We have service learning opportunities for students to interact directly with our members doing specialized programming such as the arts, sports, technology or education. Students can function as mentors and provide homework assistance during our “Power Hour” in our after-school program with subjects such as math and reading. We also have Service Learning opportunities with our Administrative staff helping with special events or marketing and communications.

Orientation/Training schedule: Students wanting to become Reading mentor coaches would be required to attend an initial training seminar. Training for other service learning opportunities would be based on the area of interest and conducted on a one-on-one or small group basis.

Special conditions or requirements: Those service learning students wishing to work directly with our youth members will be required to complete a background check performed by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico.

Number of Service Learning Students Needed: No limit.

Hours of operation when students are needed: Those working with members: 2:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. M-F. Those assisting with administration, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. M-F.

Minimum hour commitment required: Weekly: n/a   Semester: n/a