VOLUNTEER SERVICE


The City of Sunland Park is proud to offer its citizen’s the opportunity to gain work experience or assist with meeting community service mandates for various reasons.  In order to be considered for the Volunteer Program you must provide the following:

  • Volunteer Application (Some volunteers may require Letter of Interest and resume)
  • Identification Card
  • Agency Referral Form

All applicants will undergo a local background check before being considered and assigned to any city department. 

Click on the “Volunteer Application” link to access application and submit above mentioned documents to the Human Resources Office for processing.

For more information, please contact Maribel Gutierrez, Human Resources Assistant at (575) 589-7565, ext. 1015 or by email at Maribel.gutierrez@sunlandpark-nm.gov.

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

The City of Sunland Park is seeking to appoint a new member to the Planning and Zoning Commission Board for a two (2) year term and is accepting applications from anyone interested in serving in this capacity.  

 What is the Planning & Zoning Commission?

 This board consists of seven (7) members.  Members are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council.  While most members are residents of the City of Sunland Park, two of the members may be non-residents from within the city’s urbanized territory or be a non-resident business owner within the city.

 What does the P&Z Commission do?

 The P&Z Commission’s function is to promote municipal planning, promulgate and enforce regulations governing the subdivision land within the platting and planning jurisdiction of the city to promote health, safety, moral or general welfare for the City of Sunland Park as allowed by State law.

 What is the term of office?

 The majority of members will serve a one-year term and the rest will be appointed for a two-year term.

 How often will the P&Z Commission meet?

 The P&Z Commission will meet at least once a month in accordance to the New Mexico Open Meetings Act and report to the City Council on a monthly basis.

Membership is open until filled.

To apply, please must submit a Volunteer Application, Letter of Interest and Resume to Gloria.Irigoyen@sunlandpark-nm.gov.
Membership is open until filled.

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LODGER'S TAX ADVISORY BOARD 
(1 Volunteer Position Available) 

The City of Sunland Park is recruiting interested individuals to fill one position available for the Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board.

BACKGROUND.  The purpose of the law was to impose a tax which will be paid by persons using commercial lodging accommodations in the City of Sunland Park, NM.  The tax will provide revenues for the purpose of advertising, publicizing and promoting tourist-related facilities, attractions, transportation systems, etc.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • The Advisory Board shall advise the mayor and the governing body related to expenditure of funds generated by the Lodger’s Tax for advertising, publicizing, and promoting tourist-related attractions, facilities and events in the municipality.
  • The five (5) member Advisory board shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor.

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

  • The volunteer must be an owner or operator of and industry located within the municipality that primarily provides services or products to tourists.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

To apply, please must submit a Volunteer Application, Letter of Interest and Resume to Gloria.Irigoyen@sunlandpark-nm.gov.
Membership is open until filled.

The City of Sun land Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer, provides equal employment, and advances opportunities for all persons regardless of race, creed, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by law.

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LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD 
( Volunteer Position) 

The City of Sunland Park is recruiting interested individuals to the Library Advisory Board.

BACKGROUND.  The Library Advisory Board was created on June 5, 2001 to act in an advisory capacity, representing their respective districts and appointed by the Mayor at the approval of the City Council. The seven member Library Advisory Board will serve to assist the Librarian to ensure proper and efficient administration of operational policies and procedures.  

The Library Advisory Board members shall serve for a two-year term with a term limit of two consecutive  terms.   Each member shall remain in office until a successor is appointed.  All member shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor.  The advisory Board has no authorization or power over the governance of the Sunland Park Community Library.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Attending monthly meetings
  • Give advice on problems relating to the Library
  • Recommends plans and programs as to best promote the library
  • Work with the library administration and Mayor in developing the library
  • Investigate and consult with any agency that may aid or assist the growth of the library
  • Recommend by-law, rules and regulations for the operation of the library

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

  • Must be a patron of the Sunland Park Community Library 
  • Be a resident of the City of Sunland Park
  • Will to attend regular meetings and library activities

PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION

The City of Sunland Park is seeking to appoint a new member to the Planning and Zoning Commission Board for a two (2) year term and is accepting applications from anyone interested in serving in this capacity.  

 What is the Planning & Zoning Commission?

 This board consists of seven (7) members.  Members are appointed by the Mayor with the consent of the City Council.  While most members are residents of the City of Sunland Park, two of the members may be non-residents from within the city’s urbanized territory or be a non-resident business owner within the city.

 What does the P&Z Commission do?

 The P&Z Commission’s function is to promote municipal planning, promulgate and enforce regulations governing the subdivision land within the platting and planning jurisdiction of the city to promote health, safety, moral or general welfare for the City of Sunland Park as allowed by State law.

 What is the term of office?

 The majority of members will serve a one-year term and the rest will be appointed for a two-year term.

 How often will the P&Z Commission meet?

 The P&Z Commission will meet at least once a month in accordance to the New Mexico Open Meetings Act and report to the City Council on a monthly basis.

Membership is open until filled.

To apply, please must submit a Volunteer Application, Letter of Interest and Resume to Gloria.Irigoyen@sunlandpark-nm.gov.
Membership is open until filled.

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LODGER'S TAX ADVISORY BOARD 
(1 Volunteer Position Available) 

The City of Sunland Park is recruiting interested individuals to fill one position available for the Lodger’s Tax Advisory Board.

BACKGROUND.  The purpose of the law was to impose a tax which will be paid by persons using commercial lodging accommodations in the City of Sunland Park, NM.  The tax will provide revenues for the purpose of advertising, publicizing and promoting tourist-related facilities, attractions, transportation systems, etc.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • The Advisory Board shall advise the mayor and the governing body related to expenditure of funds generated by the Lodger’s Tax for advertising, publicizing, and promoting tourist-related attractions, facilities and events in the municipality.
  • The five (5) member Advisory board shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor.

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

  • The volunteer must be an owner or operator of and industry located within the municipality that primarily provides services or products to tourists.
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.

To apply, please must submit a Volunteer Application, Letter of Interest and Resume to Gloria.Irigoyen@sunlandpark-nm.gov.
Membership is open until filled.

The City of Sun land Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer, provides equal employment, and advances opportunities for all persons regardless of race, creed, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by law.

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LIBRARY ADVISORY BOARD 
( Volunteer Position) 

The City of Sunland Park is recruiting interested individuals to the Library Advisory Board.

BACKGROUND.  The Library Advisory Board was created on June 5, 2001 to act in an advisory capacity, representing their respective districts and appointed by the Mayor at the approval of the City Council. The seven member Library Advisory Board will serve to assist the Librarian to ensure proper and efficient administration of operational policies and procedures.  

The Library Advisory Board members shall serve for a two-year term with a term limit of two consecutive  terms.   Each member shall remain in office until a successor is appointed.  All member shall serve at the pleasure of the Mayor.  The advisory Board has no authorization or power over the governance of the Sunland Park Community Library.

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE:

  • Attending monthly meetings
  • Give advice on problems relating to the Library
  • Recommends plans and programs as to best promote the library
  • Work with the library administration and Mayor in developing the library
  • Investigate and consult with any agency that may aid or assist the growth of the library
  • Recommend by-law, rules and regulations for the operation of the library

QUALIFICATIONS INCLUDE:

  • Must be a patron of the Sunland Park Community Library 
  • Be a resident of the City of Sunland Park
  • Will to attend regular meetings and library activities

Membership is open until filled.

To apply, please must submit a Volunteer Application, Letter of Interest and Resume to Gloria.Irigoyen@sunlandpark-nm.gov.

The City of Sun land Park is an Equal Opportunity Employer, provides equal employment, and advances opportunities for all persons regardless of race, creed, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other classification protected by law.