Explore the Profession

Volunteer and Paid Opportunities to Explore Teaching

Volunteer/Exposure Opportunities

Program NameTarget AudienceDescription
Junior AchievementHS Students to Senior ProfessionalsMatches volunteers with teachers to teach a financial literacy curriculum to students
Educators RisingHS and College Students who want to work in schoolsA class or a club that prepares students for careers in teaching and sometimes provides pathways for high school students to serve as student assistants in K-8 classroom
Golden Apple ScholarsHS Seniors through Sophomores in collegeA mentorship, training, job placement and tuition assistance program for high school seniors and freshman and sophomoreswho want to become highly effective teachers in New Mexico schools-of-need.

School Support Jobs / Programs

Program NameTarget AudienceDescription
Tutoring: SagaTutors to Teachers, DIstrict-created Near Peer Tutoring Programs; Teach For America’s Ignite ProgramHS Students to ProfessionalsTutors get paid to tutor individual or small groups of students in reading and math; they also receive training about how to build relationships and the basics of teaching pedagogy. There are in-person and virtual opportunties for tutoring.
Educator FellowsPeople with a HS diploma who want to work in the field of educationThe Educator Fellows Program provides teacher funding, training, and support for Educational Assistants (EAs) and other individuals who would like to work in the field of education.
Educational Assistant PositionsPeople with a HS diploma who want to work in the field of educationEAs support a variety of school operations. Some EA’s support individual students, others support specific teachers, and others do a combination of both. It varies from position to position.
Substitute TeachingFormer teachers and/or people with a high school diploma, who are willing to support schools by filling in with the teacher of record is out of classSubstitute teachers teach classes when the teacher of record is out. Substitutes can create their own schedules, working anywhere from 1 – 5 days per week. 
Indigenous Educator CorpsAspiring educators who wants to be involved in a community-based movement to transform Indigenous education and who are eligible to enroll in AmeriCorpsAn AmeriCorps program offered in partnership with NISN schools and Serve New Mexico, the IEC aims to deliver enriched educational experiences that build on community-defined needs and strengths for Native American students in New Mexico. As an Indigenous Educator Corps Member, you will serve students through academic support, mentoring and community based projects. 
Boys and Girls Club of Central New MexicoThe Youth Development Professional – AmeriCorps Member will be placed in Albuquerque Public Schools sites and/or Boys & Girls Club sites during the school day and during out of school time, OST, at the Boys & Girls Clubs. During the school day, they will be working with students on the following: Restorative Practices and/or Academic Interventions with previously identified at-risk youth. During OST, they will implement the evidence based Positive Action and Power Hour programs.We offer low to no-cost programs for youth 5-18 when school is not in session. Members participate in targeted programs focusing on academic support, healthy lifestyles, and good character & citizenship. Our highly trained adult staff offer positive relationships and mentoring at a ratio of 1 staff to 15 members.
Families and Youth Inc
Other School-Based AmeriCorps Programs
Other After-School Programs