Volunteering is an opportunity to create positive change in people’s lives – including your own!

Some volunteer opportunities are not all-inclusive. Applicants will be interviewed after application has been completed.

Special Events:

ARCA has several special events throughout the year! Our events include:

  • ARCA’s Annual Geranium Celebration (usually occurs the last Saturday in April)
  • ARCA’s Annual Bowl-a-Thon (first Saturday in June)
  • ARCA’s Poinsettia Celebration (the Saturday before Thanksgiving)
  • Various seasonal holiday celebrations and events for individuals served.

If you are interested in volunteering at an event, contact us to determine availability. We also have sponsorship opportunities available for our events.

Housing Support (Maintenance and Grounds):

ARCA owns property throughout Albuquerque and our Property and Maintenance Department is responsible for the upkeep. Volunteers might assist with projects which require extra hands to get the job done such as yard maintenance, landscaping, redecorating, painting, and gardening needs.

Office Support:

Skills such as filing, alphabetizing documents, data entry, working on projects which require knowledge of computer programs such as Word, Excel, Publisher and Adobe are needed for clerical support.

ARCA Organics/La Paloma Greenhouse:

This volunteer site is located in Corrales. Tasks include planting organic fruits and vegetables and caring for seasonal plants (example: geraniums, poinsettias, etc.) in a greenhouse and outdoor setting. The plants are then harvested and sold to the community. Volunteers are needed weekdays only, 8am-2:00pm. This site is great for large groups to volunteer!

Application Process

  • Individuals interested in volunteering with ARCA must complete an application form and agree to a background check prior to beginning any volunteer assignment.
  • Background checks are completed on all potential volunteers and done by an independent agency through ARCA. The volunteer profile provides information to us so that a compatible match is made between the volunteer and programming needs.
  • Volunteers need to be 16 years of age or older.
  • If at anytime there are any concerns regarding volunteering, please contact Michele Cody.


A site orientation will be provided by the site manager and will then be responsible for the supervision of the volunteer with the Volunteer Coordinator being available for any questions or concerns.

ARCA volunteers choose from a variety of opportunities including holiday celebrations, horticulture, home maintenance, office work, landscaping, ARCA events and so much more. If this sounds interesting to you, please contact Michele at MCody@ARCASpirit.org or fill out and submit the ARCA Volunteer Application below. Thank You!

To apply, please fill out the application form below. Fields with a red asterisk are required.

Volunteer Application Form

Applicant must be 16 or older.

Contact Information

Mailings include our quarterly newsletter and invitations/announcements for events. We will NOT share your information.

Employer/Business Information

A conviction record will not necessarily bar volunteer status. This information is used for volunteer-related purposes ONLY to the extent permitted by applicable law.


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