Short-Term Volunteering

Updated 7/9/21: Annunciation House is actively seeking short-term volunteers to assist with providing hospitality to migrants and refugees. We are currently receiving 75-100 guests a day who are people enrolled in the Migrant Protection Protocols. In addition, with the anticipated rollback of Title 42 coming soon, we expect that we will soon be welcoming many more refugee families. All of these people will receive temporary hospitality in our houses as we assist them in making plans to travel to their sponsors elsewhere in the US.

Time commitment: For out-of-town volunteers, we require a minimum commitment of 2 weeks (with some exceptions for returning recent volunteers). For local volunteers we request a commitment of at least 8 hours/ week for a minimum of three months, or a full-time commitment for at least two weeks.

COVID safety: Volunteers must be fully vaccinated for COVID. Guests and volunteers must observe safety measures while in our houses, including mandatory masking in shared spaces, social distancing, and good hand hygiene.

More info: For more information, including background on the refugees; descriptions of volunteer duties; details on COVID safety; and info on donating meals and other goods, please read this document:

To apply: Out-of-town volunteers please fill out this Google form.

Local El Paso/Las Cruces/Juarez volunteers fill out this Google form.

Questions? Please make sure you first read the above PDF carefully. If your question is not answered there, email volunteercoordinator@annunciationhouse.org . Due to the high volume of inquiries we receive, it may take us several days to respond.

Thank you!