VOLUNTEER WITH US

When you volunteer with Communities In Schools of New Mexico, you make a difference by giving your time.  CIS supports over 6,000 students in the Santa Fe public schools. Our volunteers are vital to empowering students to stay in school and succeed in life.

During the 2017-18 school year, volunteers donated 3,449 hours, the equivalent of 1.5 full-time employees. 

Volunteer Positions

Tutoring Program


Volunteer tutors are matched with students who are struggling in a particular subject or social/emotional skill, like building positive relationships with others. Tutors and their students meet at least one hour per week; thereby improving knowledge and skills and strengthening self-confidence.




Foodie Program


Communities In Schools partners with The Food Depot to distribute more than 100,000 pounds of fresh and perishable groceries to our families. Once a week, our Site Coordinators’ offices turn into food pantries where students and their families are able to pick up bags or boxes of groceries to help feed their families for the weekend. Our Foodie volunteers help with food pick-up, snack bag sorting and food distribution to classrooms. Shift lengths are generally 2 hours, once a week.




Special Projects


Occasionally CIS also needs help with special projects, rangiing from Site Coordinator support to administrative support. These projects happen sporadically throughout the year. Volunteers are notified of these opportunities as they occur. Shift lengths vary, depending on the project.





IT TAKES A VILLAGE

Make a difference by giving your time. Volunteer to help Santa Fe Students.

Volunteer support adds a lot of hope to our educational goals for many of our students. With your help, we are doing our best to steer our students towards academic and personal success!

Sinte Torrez, Capital High School Site Coordinator

Contact Our Volunteer Coordinator

Frequently Asked Questions

Tutoring Program


Volunteer tutors are matched with students who are struggling in a particular subject or social/emotional skill, like building positive relationships with others. Tutors and their students meet at least one hour per week; thereby improving knowledge and skills and strengthening self-confidence.




Foodie Program


Communities In Schools partners with The Food Depot to distribute more than 100,000 pounds of fresh and perishable groceries to our families. Once a week, our Site Coordinators’ offices turn into food pantries where students and their families are able to pick up bags or boxes of groceries to help feed their families for the weekend. Our Foodie volunteers help with food pick-up, snack bag sorting and food distribution to classrooms. Shift lengths are generally 2 hours, once a week.




Special Projects


Occasionally CIS also needs help with special projects, rangiing from Site Coordinator support to administrative support. These projects happen sporadically throughout the year. Volunteers are notified of these opportunities as they occur. Shift lengths vary, depending on the project.





Click the link below for more information from the

CIS National Website

 

Contact Us
300 Catron St. Suite A.
Santa Fe, NM 87501

info@cisnm.org
(505) 954-1880

We're proud to have earned the

Platinum Seal of Transparency

from the GuideStar nonprofit database.

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 367

Santa Fe, NM 87504

© Communities In Schools of New Mexico 2019