Want to help?


Volunteers are essential to the success of the Southwest Environmental Center. Whether it is writing letters to the editor, stuffing envelopes, or attending agency meetings, we cannot do our work without your support. Hours are very flexible. Send us an email if you're interested in setting aside a couple hours a week or a time once a month to help out with any of the following activities:

Volunteer Opportunities


  • Event planning
  • Photography
    • Photograph our events, wild areas at risk, or wildlife for use on our website and social media


  • La Mancha
    • Organize trash clean-ups and volunteer work days
  • Back by Noon
    • Love hiking? Be the SWEC Liaison for our Back by Noon outings


  • Data Entry
  • Phone banking
  • Mailings
  • Event Setup


  • Computer help
  • Data analytics


Volunteer spotlight: Jennifer Kreie

Jennifer with dogsJennifer Kreie has lived in Las Cruces for 21 years and retired from teaching at NMSU in 2018. Since January 2019, she has been a steady volunteer with the Southwest Environmental Center. She accompanied SWEC during the legislative session to advocate for pro-wildlife bills, and now comes in at least once a week to the office to help us sort out our database with her data expertise. Jennifer says she is really happy about the opportunity to give back to this community and finds it rewarding to work with people dedicated to protecting our future for people and wildlife.