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AHCH is Currently Recruiting a VISTA Volunteer:

You can earn money for education while making a difference in your community! AHCH is currently recruiting a VISTA member to join the statewide New Mexico Coalition to End Homelessness VISTA Team that works together to end homelessness in New Mexico. NMCEH VISTA members work behind the scenes to assist in strengthening programs through fundraising, volunteer recruitment, event planning, and educational programming.

Founded in 1985, Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless (AHCH)’s mission is to provide caring and comprehensive health and integrated supportive services, to link people experiencing homelessness to individual and collective solutions, to be a leader in implementing innovative service models, to be a catalyst for solutions to homelessness, and to uphold a commitment to diversity and equity. AHCH provides comprehensive, transdisciplinary services that address the health related causes and consequences of homelessness. This integrated services model is designed to respond to the complex needs of people experiencing homelessness through outreach, low demand settings, and site-based services to create multiple entryways to care.

AHCH is inspired to engage a VISTA Volunteer who is passionate about social justice. The VISTA Volunteer will support the mission and vision of AHCH by increasing AHCH’s capacity through fund development, external relations, and volunteer engagement. The VISTA Volunteer should be sensitive to the needs of homeless persons and be passionate about poverty and social justice issues as they will be interacting with people experiencing homelessness. The VISTA Volunteer should also be philosophically and professionally able to develop resources that align with the vision and mission of AHCH. The volunteer will be a part of AHCH’s high-volume and fast-paced Fund Development Team, which believes that fundraising and resource mobilization is about reclaiming the collective power necessary to sustain the work needed to end homelessness. Volunteers from diverse backgrounds and bilingual English/Spanish preferred. This is a volunteer position with a monthly living stipend of $973 per month.

To learn more and apply to be a VISTA Volunteer, visit: AHCH AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer.

Current Volunteer Opportunities:

Please email your volunteer application to endhomelessness@abqhch.org and title your email: Volunteer Application, Your Full Name. Click here to download the volunteer application.

All AHCH volunteers must be 18 years or older and able to commit to a regular schedule for at least 6 months. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. You will be contacted following the submission of you volunteer application to discuss how your skills and interests may fit an open volunteer position. If selected, you will be invited to a volunteer orientation and training. AHCH volunteer orientations take place in October, January, April, and July.

Expectations of Volunteers:

  • Give respect and be respected
  • Active and supportive listening of clients’ needs
  • Understanding of diverse mental and personal states
  • Communicate late or expected missed shifts with program coordinators
  • Accepting of the fact that you may not always be able to solve every problem
  • Willingness to ask for help

If you have inquiries about internships or practicums please contact info@abqhch.org.

Other Ways to Give Back

Make a Donation
You can be Extraordinary by giving TODAY. Your giving fights to end homelessness. Your gift of cash addresses new needs and shifting demands. Make a difference now! You can arrange a one time or recurring donation easily and securely by Donating Here Now.

In-Kind Donations
Top items that are always on our wish list include: new socks, toiletries, lip balm, new underwear (adult sized), and art supplies. A full list of critically needed items is updated seasonally and can be found here.

Grassroots Giving Events 
Get your circle of friends and colleagues involved in a wide variety of strategies to make donations to AHCH. Host a party and pass the hat or put on an event and donate the proceeds to AHCH. Call the Development Office at 505-338-8030 or email endhomelessness@abqhch.org with questions or for more information.