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Volunteer – Youth Development and Outreach

A great way to help out today’s youth is to just spend time with them. Many young people today lack that connection to someone else (whether it be a mentor, relative, or close friend) to help through the difficult times of growing up. As a college student, being able to directly influence youth about something that you have recently experienced is impactful and another way to make a difference!

For more information about these organizations, please contact our office at 575-646-3200 or email volunteer@nmsu.edu.


Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region

For more than 100 years nationally and 25 years locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 16. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Volunteers are needed always but based on volunteer’s availability.

Contact Person: Dawn Starostka
Telephone: 575-523-9530
Email: dawn.starostka@bbbsmountainregion.org
Website: www.bbbsmountainregion.org


 

Boys & Girls Club of Las Cruces

Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow – all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day.

In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them.

Boys & Girls Clubs offer that and more. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.

Volunteers are needed Monday-Friday 2:30pm-6:30pm. For Summer, Winter, and Spring Break: Monday-Friday 7:30 am-5:30 pm

Contact Person: Carissa Trujillo
Telephone: 575-526-1519
Email: carissa@bgclascruces.org
Website: http://www.bgclascruces.org/


 

 

Girl Scouts Of the Desert Southwest

Girl Scouts is a values-based, informal educational program with activities in six grade levels to meet girls’ developmental, educational, emotional and social needs and interests. Girl Scouts offers activities in a variety of interests for today’s girls, such as math, science, the arts, technology, the outdoors, people and cultures, contemporary issues, and individual well-being. Activities include more than half of the 40 Developmental Assets identified by the Search Institute as keys to a child’s healthy development and well-being.

Volunteers are needed always but varies according to volunteer’s role.

Contact Person: Iris Maraboto
Telephone: 575-526-2532
Email: imaraboto@gsdsw.org
Website: www.gsdsw.org