Mental Health Hotline: 1-855-662-7474
Sexual Assault Hotline: 1-505-326-4700
Report Abuse or Neglect: 1-855-333-7233

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Become a Volunteer

Childhaven’s volunteers represent one of the organization’s most valuable resources. Annually, Childhaven offsets its operating costs by utilizing over 5000 volunteer hours.

Our volunteers work alongside staff to help us achieve our mission of “Lifting Children from Crisis to Hope.” We strive to provide all volunteers with the opportunity to express their special qualities and abilities through a variety of avenues.


Assist with Child Care

Work directly with the children to ensure their safety and well-being by leading a recreational activity (e.g. arts & crafts, sports, etc.), helping with homework, or read to children.

Perform Maintenance

Assist with the general upkeep of our buildings, equipment and grounds. Occasionally there is a need for a larger group for bigger projects.

Tutor a Child

1:1 tutors can be the help a child needs to keep up, catch up, or sharpen reading and math skills. Tutors are needed year-round for the children.

Become a CASA

Advocate for abused, neglected and abandoned children involved in the court system. This position requires 30 hours of training, and applicants must be at least 21 years of age. To apply,  visit the CASA Program Page to complete a CASA Volunteer Application. Contact our CASA Program Director at (505)325-5358 ext. 181 with any questions.

Help with Office Work

Assist with administrative tasks, including, but is not limited to answering telephones on weekends and after 5 PM, filing, preparing items for mailing, etc.

Do a Service Learning Project

Intern for one of our programs as a student in a Bachelors or Master’s program to learn skills in your field of study.

Staff an Event

Volunteer to staff one of our fundraising events.

Do you want to become a Childhaven volunteer? If so, please fill out this volunteer application and have two professional references fill out this form and one personal reference fill out this form.  Applicants should have two professional references and one personal reference. Professional references should not be co-workers. For any questions, please call the Human Resources Manager (505) 325-5358 ext.203.


Affiliated with:

CASA For Children
National Children's Alliance
The Local United Way