Volunteer Programs

International Service Corps (ISC)

ISC is a community service volunteer program for students wanting to get involved outside of campus.  The goal is to enhance intercultural interaction between students and the Albuquerque community.  Volunteers speak on their home culture or the place they studied abroad, pack lunches for the homeless, participate in campus volunteer events as a part of a GEO group, serve as translators for local refugee organizations, and participate in other volunteer efforts.  Joining ISC as a volunteer will help you build meaningful connections, get new experiences and enhance your resume.

Join International Service Corp Here: https://forms.gle/Hqiv9agQUCKAPs1z7

All volunteers who complete 10 hours of service will receive a volunteer completion certificate.

Looking for International Speakers?

If you would like to request an ISC volunteer to speak to your class or group, please email geo@unm.edu at least 2 weeks in advance of the presentation with the following information:

  • Requestor’s name, email & phone number
  • Course name & department (please note if this is an undergraduate/graduate course) OR describe the venue for the presentation
  • Date & time of presentation
  • General topic/issue of the requested presentation

Please note that we also have staff with expertise on immigration compliance (J-1 & F-1), ESL, cultural integration, international partnerships and more.



International Students Inc. (ISI)

ISI is a NON-UNM community Christian volunteer organization that provides services to international students and scholars.  While ISI is a Christian organization, there is no obligation to participate in any religious activities and they accept volunteers who are not affiliated with the Christian church.  Services include:

  • Airport pick-up
  • Short-term home-stays for new international students and scholars
  • Furniture giveaways
  • Friendship partner programs
  • Activities and events

Individuals who would like to volunteer to help with these programs should email: isiabq@isionline.org or contact Joan Lasche by phone at: 505-238-6064.


A special thank you to our Community Partners:

International Students, Inc Albuquerque

Watermelon Mountain Ranch Animal Rescue

Jefferson Middle School

Cleveland Middle School

Next Gen Academy High School

Sandia Prep

UNM Fall Frenzy

UNM Spring Storm

Project Share

UNM International Festival

Sandia Mountain Hike Clean Up