News and Events

Board, Clergy, Staff and Volunteers attended a breakfast to honor the volunteers and thank everyone for their engagement with ABQ FaithWorks! Executive Director, Jessica Corley provided an update on the two programs, the maturation of the Organization over the last year and the projected 2023 growth areas. It was a fun event that we hope to repeat every year!









Detectives Mike Sciarillo and Ben Melendrez from the APD Crisis Intervention Unit provided an excellent training on verbal de-escalation skills on September 28th from 1PM-3PM. More than 20 staff and board members from ABQ FaithWorks and other community members attended. Mike and Ben were engaging and informative and attendees appreciated the information shared by these two well-versed presenters.







WE HAVE SOME NEW AND EXCITING VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOU AND/OR GROUPS THAT YOU MAY BELONG TO! IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN ANY OF THE OPPORTUNITIES BELOW, PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE AT 505-457-1728!


ID Clinic- In partnership with Central United Methodist Church (CUMC), we are holding a weekly ID Clinic to assist clients in both of our programs to obtain ID documents such as Birth Certificates, Driver’s License Renewals, Real ID’s, etc. We are looking for volunteers to help clients every Wednesday from 10AM-12 PM at CUMC on 201 University BLVD ( near UNM Campus). Training will be provided. You do not have to commit to attending every Wednesday, but we do ask that you are available at least 2 Wednesdays a month.


Christmas Party for Asylum Seeking Children- Every year, the Asylum Program has a Christmas Party for the children in our Asylum Program. We are looking for a committee to plan, organize and implement the party this year. If you are interested in working on this committee, you can participate in one part or many parts of this committee, such as shopping for the gifts, wrapping the gifts, attending and helping on the day of the party, etc. The date of the Party will be Saturday, December 3, 2022, location TBD. This is a time limited commitment.


Family Liaison- Our Asylum Program currently has nearly a dozen families waiting to enroll into our program. As a Family Liaison, you will be assigned to work with a family to ensure they have their needs met through our program. There is ongoing training and several of our current Family Liaisons will share their expertise with you to help you get started in this crucial role with our families. Time commitment is initially a few times per week, then as much or as little as your family might need. (typically at least a weekly check in with your family by telephone)


New Mexico Immigrant Law Center (NMILC)- We are partnering with NMILC to assist asylum seekers with applying online for asylum and/or work permits. NMILC will provide training and will have specific times/days to volunteer at NMILC to work directly with clients in this process. You must be bilingual and commit to at least one time per month.