Open Volunteer Opportunities

Home Hospitality

Home Hospitality is a great way to introduce our foreign guests to the cultures and customs of the U.S.  Home hosts come from a variety of backgrounds – some are students, others are working professionals while some are retired. The most important goal of home hosting is for international visitors to get a glimpse into the lives of everyday Americans and to experience genuine hospitality.

  • Welcome 1-4 international visitors into your home for an evening meal. Dinners can be as simple as a pizza party with several neighbors or as elaborate as a themed dinner. (We do not recommend taking visitors to restaurants, but please ask staff if this is the only option for you.)
  • Home hosts are given the biographies of each visitor as well as a list of their dietary restrictions at least a week in advance or as soon as the information becomes available.

For more information please read the complete Home Hospitality Guide below:

Hospitality Guide 2016

Escorts/Local Guides

There is a BIG need for more escorts to take our visitors to cultural activities and to their professional appointments. Escorting is the best way for visitors to ask their questions about American/New Mexican culture and about New Mexico. It is a very enriching experience for escorts too, who learn a lot about other countries and cultures. As an escort you also get to meet local experts and community leaders. It’s a great way to learn more about the Albuquerque community.

  • Escorts are provided with the itinerary and attend all professional appointments or can go with the visitors on cultural days, doing the usual tourist activities. Escorts spend the most time with our international visitors!
  • To Escort, you need to be able to meet the visitors at their hotel but transportation is provided. You also need to be able to devote the whole day to the group.

For more information please read the complete Escort Guide below:

Escort Guide 2016

Questions? Call Global Ties ABQ at 505-888-1867 or email us at

To sign up as a volunteer please fill out the form on the Membership Application/Renewal page. If you wish to only contribute time click the Citizen Diplomat Volunteer Option.