Vecinos Volunteer Program
Vecinos is Spanish for neighbors. Our good neighbor pledge includes active employee engagement in our communities through volunteering. More than 3,000 current and retired Lab employees have logged more than 1.3 million volunteer hours since 2006.
- Giving Campaigns & Volunteering
- Debbi Wersonick
- Community Programs Office
- (505) 667-7870
Giving the gift of service
The LANL Vecinos Volunteer Program encourages LANL employees and retirees to get involved by giving of their time, talent and energy to community efforts. Using VolunteerMatch, a national web-based system, and the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program, Lab employees and retirees can identify community volunteer opportunities, as well as enter and track their volunteer hours.
More than 3,000 volunteers are registered and have logged more than 1.3 million hours of volunteerism since 2006. Annually, LANS rewards its volunteers by making a monetary donation on their behalf to their nonprofit organizations. In 2012, LANS donated more than $180,000 to regional nonprofit organizations.
The goal of the Lab's Volunteer Program is to match employee interests with our communities' needs and goals by actively recruiting, retaining, recognizing and rewarding volunteer service:
Encouraging our employees and retirees to share their time and talent with local and regional nonprofit organizations, schools and pueblos.
Providing exciting and new volunteer partnerships with Northern New Mexico nonprofit organizations to keep LANL volunteers engaged and energized.
- Recognize and reward
Recognize the efforts of LANL volunteers at the annual Volunteer Recognition event. As part of its Community Commitment Plan, LANS recognizes the volunteer efforts of LANL employees and retirees.