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Los Alamos National Laboratory

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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 1.8 million volunteer hours since 2007.

August 19, 2015
LANL employee volunteers with Mountain Canine Corps

Lab employee Debbi Miller volunteers for the Mountain Canine Corps with her search and rescue dogs. She also volunteers with another search and rescue organization: the Los Alamos Auxiliary Fire Brigade.


  • Giving Campaigns & Volunteering
  • Debbi Wersonick
  • Community Programs Office
  • (505) 667-7870
  • Email

Volunteering: A gift of service

The Laboratory's Volunteer Program encourages our employees and retirees to get involved by giving of their time, talent, and energy to community efforts. More than 3,000 volunteers are registered and have logged more than 1.8 million hours of volunteerism since 2007.

Nonprofits, need a Lab volunteer?

Nonprofits can register and list their needs at VolunteerMatch. Questions? Email Debbi Wersonick at

Want to volunteer?

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. See list of LANL volunteers (pdf)

Annually, LANS rewards its volunteers by making a monetary donation on their behalf to their nonprofit organizations. In 2014, 282,268 volunteer hours were logged, and 225 nonprofit organizations will receive $162,650 in LANS awards.

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.

LANL volunteers (employees and retirees) can now search, sign up, and track hours on their mobile devices—the MobileMatch app is a mobile extension to LANL’s VolunteerMatch site.

VolunteerMatch partners

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    Four Los Alamos projects selected as R&D 100 Award finalists

    Four Los Alamos projects selected as R&D 100 Award finalists

    Finalists include X-ray imaging, pipe corrosion, data handling and damage-detection software  

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