Volunteer Today!

We Need Your Help

Volunteers are the lifeblood of our initiative and we’re always in need of passionate people willing to make a difference in our community.

Fill out the Volunteer Registration form below. For more info, please contact Megan McCormick at (505) 344-2323, or email at meganm@abqheadinghome.org.

Volunteer Orientation:

Please let us know of your interest to volunteer.  Together, we’ll discuss our general volunteer needs listed below and walk you through the volunteer application process.  Please note, we conduct background checks on all volunteers wishing to volunteer regularly.  The background check costs $15.00.


Current Opportunities:  

Group Activities:

  • Move-In Teams – We regularly deliver to newly housed folks every Friday from 1p-5p.  We always need extra hands to help lift furniture and help with transport.
  • Donation Pickups – We regularly pickup donations of furnishings from the community and need help picking up and transporting donations to our warehouse.
  • NEW: Organize our storage space on Candelaria – we need a group of 4-5 people to help organize our storage space.  This requires lifting of furniture, transport to recycling and dumps sites if necessary.
  • NEW: Transport beds from our West Side storage space to our warehouse space on Broadway.  We need 4-5 people with a couple of trucks to help with this transport.


  • Move-In Teams – We regularly deliver to newly housed folks every Friday from 1p-5p.  We always need extra hands to help lift furniture and help with transport.
  • Donation Pickup Teams – We also need help picking up donations.
  • Delivery Team Lead – We need a Delivery Team Lead to direct deliveries every Friday afternoon from 1p-5p.  The time commitment is 5-7 hours per week and duties include creating delivery maps, recruiting team members and help keep track of outgoing and incoming donations.
  • Web-site Maintenance – We are in need of someone skilled in WordPress to help manage this site.
  • Donation Organizers – We need a team of 3-4 volunteers who can help every Friday morning from 9a-11a sort incoming donations, assemble care packages and maintain the current inventory.   We meet every Friday morning at 9a at 1513 Broadway NE, located in the Springer Industrial Complex on the west side of Broadway next to Cintas.
  • On-Call Service – We need volunteers to help with on-call duties to support our neighbors in the community.  On-call volunteers engage in one-time support activities such as transport to medical appointments.


We are forming new committees to support ongoing projects.  Teams often succeed where individuals fall short.  If you’re interested in joining a committee, we have three committees that we are recruiting for:

Each committee consists of a team of 4-5 people and the commitment is approximately 12-15 hours a month.  Committee members are encouraged to meet at least once a month and additionally as needed.

As part of this special group, you will be involved in the planning and decision making that create the best events in town. Heading Home Event & Action Team volunteers do everything from designing logos and choosing menus to soliciting sponsorships and collecting auction/raffle items. People with special skills and talents (photography, design, film making, organizing, public speaking…) are always welcome on our events team. Volunteering at Heading Home events is a great way to learn about the organization and meet the people we serve as well as those who make our work possible. It’s also a lot of fun!

Emergency Shelter Program:

We have expanded operations to include an emergency shelter program on Candelaria.

  • Emergency Shelter – We need people who enjoy conversing with people we serve.  Time is available every evening from 6-9 pm for volunteers to help in a dorm setting.
  • Dorm Assistants – Computer monitors needed for emergency shelter site on Candelaria evenings from 6-9 pm.
  • Laundry Monitors – Volunteers needed to help with laundry of linens at emergency shelter site on Candelaria weekdays in the morning and afternoon.