Volunteer

Collect items, make a meal, share your talents – there are many ways to make a difference at Saranam.

Want to get involved at Saranam? There are many ways to help teach, encourage, and connect with our families.

See our current opportunities in our bimonthly newsletter, or check out the full list below!

Ready to connect?

Fill out a volunteer application, email it to Sunny Holmes or you may send it in the mail to our office at 1028 Eubank NE, Suite F, Albuquerque, NM 87112.

General volunteer activities

Sort donations in our warehouse

Donate furniture or other household items

Give your time at special events including family field trips, reunions, and all-community activities

Join a committee to support the planning and implementation of projects and events

Join our board as a member

  • Property Maintenance– Keep our campus looking clean and beautiful! Help with yardwork tasks, small building and painting projects, and playground upkeep
  • Decorate apartments– During the summer, help prepare apartments for incoming families
  • Collect household supplies –Every month we provide families with essential household items including diapers, soap, and cleaning supplies. Help us fulfill their needs
  • Order Family Supplies -Order from our Amazon Wish Lists and it will be delivered directly to our door

Click here to contact Jennifer Clear for more information.

  • Record a story– Record a video of yourself reading a story for children. These stories provide enrichment and connection for kids. Stories for all ages are welcome.
  • Help with Family Nights– Work with families during evening activities. Jobs include helping teach life skills, facilitating family fun activities, and assisting in our library
  • Create activity packets– Assemble craft or activity kits for children and drop them off at Saranam.
  • Science rocks! –Send us a fun science experiment we can do with kids during our weekly community meetings. Better yet- come teach it with us!

Click here to  contact Sunny Holmes for more information.

  • Tutor adults– Bring your expertise to help our adults with their GED prep and college courses.
  • Share your skills – Do you have a passion on a topic you can share? An important part of our program is learning life skills so families can maintain their progress outside of our program. Help us create a virtual library of knowledge by recording a 3–5-minute video showcasing a skill. Popular topics include: household hacks, gardening tips, and car care and maintenance.

Click here to  contact Sunny Holmes for more information.

  • Write encouraging messages– Brighten our families’ days with uplifting notes and messages. We’ll post them in our online classes and in emails.
  • Share a meal– Our families love a good meal from the heart. Make or buy meals, treats, or other grocery items and we will distribute them to families
  • Send self-care packages– Encourage our parents to focus on self-care by donating items including soothing music, candles, lotions, and helpful books
  • Alumni Reunion- Every year we host a reunion with our alumni families. There are plenty of opportunities to help make this event fun! Check out the full list here.

Click here to  contact Sunny Holmes for more information.

For current volunteers:

Are you a current volunteer and need to log your hours? Click the button below to access the volunteer hour log platform.

In order to ensure the safety of our families, it is imperative that we perform background checks on all volunteers who work regularly with them.

This background check is paid for by Saranam but if you wish to offset this cost, we welcome your donation.

COVID Safety Measures

We are committed to ensuring the health and safety of our community. We have implemented several preventative measures to inhibit the spread of COVID19. These policies include:
  • All staff, families and volunteers over the age of 12 must be vaccinated
  • All surfaces in common areas will be cleaned regularly
  • Anyone exposed to COVID or feeling unwell should avoid visiting the campus until a negative test result is obtained

We appreciate your adherence to these procedures and thank you for helping us promote wellness in our community. If you have any questions, please contact our office.