• administration@lapuente.net
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About Volunteer Coordination

Stronger Together
La Puente's Volunteer Coordination office hosts three types of volunteers: (1) Community Members, who can sign up at any time electronically or in-person, and can choose to volunteer one time or long-term; (2) Court-Mandated Service Volunteers, whose paperwork from the court can be verified through our program, and (3) Work Groups (also called mission or service groups), consisting of 4-15 people, coming from churches, youth groups, schools, or a gathering of friends. Work groups volunteer for a designated period of time, with opportunities for learning more about our mission and the clients we serve. Groups can stay anywhere from a couple of days to an entire week. All volunteers are encouraged to learn more about La Puente in order to understand which program their skills fit best.

Interested in volunteering for La Puente?

Select the type of experience you’re interested in to learn more, or click here to inquire about general volunteer opportunities.

Individual Volunteers


Full-Time Volunteers


La Puente’s office of Volunteer Coordination strives to connect people to their community through service. We create an environment where volunteers are exposed to issues of social justice and are engaged in projects that support La Puente programs and the Alamosa community.

Digging Deeper

Frequently asked questions

Volunteers help make our work possible by tackling a variety of projects that otherwise would not get done without them! This in turn makes an impact, at a much greater scale, on the lives of those who need assitance. We rely on the dedication and skills of people from all walks of life because we believe everyone has the gift of their skills to share.

Work groups engage in a variety of projects (i.e., cooking meals at our shelter, sorting through donations at our Rainbow’s End Thrift Stores, gardening with VEGI, serving as a Big Buddy at PALS, painting one of our Adelante homes, or updating and renovating La Puente properties). These projects help better meet the needs of those we serve. Community volunteers add needed people power during peak periods, like busy spells at the foodbank or the thriftstore, or during events like our Thanksgiving Dinner or Christmas Party both held annually at the Shelter.

Come volunteer! For more information about volunteering with La Puente, please email volunteers@lapuente.net or call 719-589-5909 (ext. 303)


we offer multi-tiered support
Volunteer Placement

Volunteer Placement

Service Learning

Service Learning

Programmatic Support

Programmatic Support

Community Networking

Community Networking