Volunteer Network

Ordinary People, Doing Extraordinary Things!


The Volunteer Network is the City of Las Cruces’ volunteer resource providing more than 350 volunteers to 39 volunteer sites at cultural sites, city services, senior programs and city departments throughout Las Cruces. 

Why do you volunteer?

  • The joy of giving
  • To gain experience
  • The feeling of doing something your love
  • To network
  • To help a specific group or program
  • To strengthen our community

If you’re an individual or a group seeking volunteer opportunities and ways to connect to your community, you’ve come to the right place. Please complete our Application for Volunteer Service and we will help you to find the right volunteering role for you.

Our Volunteers


The Volunteer Network includes volunteers of all ages, walks of life, levels of experience and skill sets. Their passion to serve is the common thread.

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Current Volunteer Network Sites

Cultural Sites 

  • Branigan Cultural Center
  • Museum of Art
  • Museum of Nature and Science
  • Railroad Museum
  • Thomas Branigan Library
  • Munson Center Branigan Branch
  • Sage Café Branch
  • Rio Grande Theatre

  Senior Programs

  • Senior Centers: Benavidez, Eastside, Papen, Sage Café, Munson
  • Food Distribution
  • Meals on Wheels
  • Food 4 Paws
  • Lapidary Lab
  • Senior Dances
  • Quilting/Crocheting (Munson / Eastside)
  • Various Senior Class Instructors
  • Russ Boor Community Garden Center

Community Services

  • Golden Shield Yard Assistance
  • Weed & Seed
  • Teen Connection
  • After School Program
  • Juvenile Citation Program
  • Tree Stewards
  • Keep Las Cruces Beautiful
  • CIRT (Crisis Intervention Response Team)

  City Departments

  • Community Development
  • Human Resources
  • Las Cruces Airport
  • Las Cruces Police Department
  • Network Volunteer Center
  • Parks and Recreation
  • Transit
  • Utilities


Please contact the Volunteer Network for the latest on specific opportunities.