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Volunteer Program

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.

June 28, 2012
LANL employee volunteers at Española Valley Animal Shelter

LANL employee P. J. Timmerman volunteers at the Española Valley Animal Shelter.


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LANL volunteers (employees and retirees) can now search, sign up and track hours on their mobile devices.

The new MobileMatch app is a mobile extension to LANL’s VolunteerMatch site.

About the Volunteer Program

The Laboratory's Volunteer Program encourages Lab 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.

 Get 2015 FAQs on LANL volunteering | (pdf)

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:  

  • Recruit
    Encouraging our employees and retirees to share their time and talent with local and regional nonprofit organizations, schools and pueblos.
  • Retain
    Providing exciting and new volunteer partnerships with Northern New Mexico nonprofit organizations to keep Lab volunteers engaged and energized.
  • Recognize and reward
    Recognize the efforts of Lab volunteers at the annual Volunteer Recognition event. As part of its Community Commitment Plan, LANS recognizes the volunteer efforts of Lab employees and retirees.

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