The docents and volunteers at the National Hispanic Cultural Center play a key role in the public events and daily operations of the Center. The programs, the number of visitors and the diversity of events are growing every day at NHCC. We rely on our enthusiastic and trained volunteers to help us provide engaging andeducational experiences to all of our visitors.

Please join us at the National Hispanic Cultural Center – your time and talent can be a great gift to NHCC as we celebrate Hispanic Culture.


Volunteers are individuals who believe in the mission of NHCC and who are willing to help with some of the tasks of daily operation, special events or special projects. Volunteers may help with greeting visitors at special events, providing clerical support, setting up for events, assisting with large mailings, or helping with special projects. General volunteers participate in initial training about NHCC and the facilities, but are not required to attend specialized, ongoing training.

  • NHCC is looking for more volunteers with a passion for Hispanic history and fine arts to staff the Torreón fresco on Saturdays and Sundays-or the Museum Desk on Sundays (one shift a month, minimum). It's a great way to meet and serve visitors who come from all over NM, the US and, even, the world.
  • NHCC Docents and Core Volunteers gather on the 1st Friday of each month for a potluck breakfast followed by educational enrichment. Coffee and tea are provided by the NHCC Education Program. Prospective volunteers or docents are welcome.
  • Please contact Doug Simon, Volunteer Coordinator, before you attend. 505.724.4724 or This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it


Docents are trained, professional volunteers, who guide visitors to greater understanding. Docents are prepared through free, ongoing training to teach visitors about the exhibitions and resources of NHCC. Docents are the teaching force of NHCC, and it has docents in the Art Museum, Library and Genealogical Research areas.

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Join the volunteer program and join the excitement

Sign up with Doug Simon, Volunteer Coordinator:  (505) 724-4724 

Volunteer / Docent Information Form

Tuesday, September 1, 2015 - Volunteer Appreciation Celebration, Salón Ortega, 5:30 pm

Tuesday, September 22, 2015 - New Volunteer Orientation, Wells Fargo Aud. Two times:  9:00 am to 11:30 am, 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm.