Looking for a meaningful way to spend your retirement, to share the camaraderie of a multi-cultural environment? Or are you looking to serve others regardless of your age and status? This is your opportunity! Menaul School is open to volunteers of all ages.
Volunteers undertake many responsibilities and generally work a 7/8 hour day for a minimum of three months, longer if possible, in positions that strengthen the school community. School administration understands that many volunteers who come to the Menaul School are exploring a new state with a fascinating mix of cultures and history, and are open to an occasional day off to attend a pueblo feast day or other special event. Volunteers who come to Menaul are appreciated every minute of every day!
Most volunteers reside on campus in Teacher’s Hall, although you may prefer to rent an apartment or live in your RV. Hook-ups and use of toilet/shower facilities can be arranged. Teacher’s Hall, one of the original school buildings built in 1920, provides comfortable accommodations for married couples and singles. You will be assigned a private room and bath and have access to a communal living area, two kitchens for preparing meals in evenings and on weekends, and laundry facilities. Excluding weekends, meals will be provided in the refectory while school is in session. There are puzzles, games and a TV/DVD for your pleasure, as well as wireless internet access.
Volunteers are encouraged to participate in extracurricular campus life, attend church services, and join in special school traditions as their energy and abilities allow.
One of the most important qualities for a volunteer is flexibility with a spirit of service – a willingness to step-up when needed, adapting to our Menaul and New Mexico lifestyle, which may be different than your accustomed lifestyle. During their time on campus, volunteers serve Menaul as necessary, placing personal agendas on hold. That being said, volunteer work at Menaul School can be one of the most significant and rewarding experiences of your lifetime!
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
- Clerical / Receptionist / Office: 40 hour week; general clerical and computer skills as support staff
- Housekeeping: General cleaning and maintenance of campus space
- Library: Cataloging, shelving, clerical, reception/information
- Development Office: Central hub for funding and Alumni contact, computer skills desired; clerical responsibilities
- Education / tutoring: Teaching certification required
- Maintenance: Skilled carpenters, plumbers, and general maintenance/repair
- Full-time / part-time Gate-Keeper – Evening and weekends
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I apply for a position?
Simply send an to the email address in the LEFT column, state your qualifications and availability, giving a snail address and phone number, sharing any information which would help Menaul determine how to best utilize your skills and talents. Attach a resume detailing work history and experience. As common interests are pursued, you will be interviewed (by phone) by Mr. Gilbert and a current Menaul School volunteer. When it is established that the relationship is acceptable to both parties, the School will mail an informational packet.
If I choose to come by plane/train/bus, can someone pick-me-up?
Yes, arrangements can be made with adequate notice.
If I make a 6-month commitment, I will need a change of season clothing. Can I ship packages?
Yes, send boxes to: Menaul School, ATTN: (your name), 301 Menaul Blvd N.E., Albuquerque, NM 87107 Boxes will be waiting in your room when you arrive.
What about mail? Simply submit a Change of Address to your local Post Office stating start and end times. Mailboxes are provided for volunteers.
Is the communal living area coed?
There is a mix of married couples plus single males and females residing in Teacher’s Hall. However, the bedroom assigned will be private.
To request an application or for more information contact:
Nicole Soriano / Assistant to the Head of School
NSoriano@nullmenaulschool.org or call: 505-341-7252