We believe that a large part of our success is the result of the thousands of volunteer hours of donated labor from community adults, elders and youth for whom the experience helps strengthen pride in their community, bolstering cultural identity and traditions. Cornerstones also receives an enormous amount of volunteer assistance from others across New Mexico and the United States. This includes individuals, college and church groups who call and ask to volunteer. The experience introduces them to new cultures and practices. They also take with them the sense of pride that comes from having contributed to the preservation of a unique culture as well as productive and useful skills that will remain with them throughout their lives.
Cornerstones relies on volunteer assistance. Volunteering, including at our workshops, is open to everyone at all skill levels. At projects in or near Santa Fe we often have visitors who are on holiday volunteer to take part. We strive to make volunteering an interesting and fun experience as well as a learning one.
Cornerstones works with volunteers to make sure they get the most out of their experience – this can include paid interns who profit from learning both job and leadership skills. Whether volunteers work for an hour or for days their participation is invaluable
Although we specialize in teaching traditional building methods, we have many other opportunities for volunteer work. We need people in capacities, such as photography, granting, camp cooks, or simply interested in sporadic jobs assisting with office needs. We need you ALL! Email Nicole for details at firstname.lastname@example.org.