We’ve been here 30 years and counting. Since 1982, NMVFO has been organizing, managing, promoting, and recruiting volunteers to work on outdoor recreation service projects. The NMVFO is a 501(c)3 corporation in the state of New Mexico.
There are a variety of projects to choose from. We host one-day, weekend, and longer backpacking work trips from March through November across the state of New Mexico. We build or maintain hiking trails, paint visitor centers, stabilize archeological sites, refurbish campgrounds, improve wildlife habitat, and a host of other projects. Volunteers often have the chance to see and improve remote or restricted areas off the beaten path.
We work with various agencies and trail groups throughout the state. We partner with the United States Forest Service (USFS), Bureau of Land Management (BLM), Continental Divide Trail Alliance (CDTA), New Mexico Friends of the Sandia Mountains, Albuquerque Open Space Division, New Mexico State Parks, National Monuments in the state, and various other non-profit and local organizations. Our volunteers come from across New Mexico and are frequently joined by visitors from other states and countries. We are a diverse group, ranging from teenagers to retirees and representing every walk of life.