September 21-23, 2017
Albuquerque Convention Center
** Clinic Days 22nd & 23rd **

Welcome to the Albuquerque Convention Center

Thank you for volunteering for the New Mexico Mission of Mercy (NM MOM)!
Your generosity and support of this program will provide an invaluable service to hundreds of
individuals in New Mexico and the surrounding communities.

Volunteer Registration is now closed. Our next event will be in Las Cruces in 2019.


  Thanks for Your Help!!

Albuquerque Convention Center (Eastside)    
401 2nd Street NW
Albuquerque, NM  87102

Downtown Albuquerque Map


Thursday, September 21: Clinic Set Up - 10:30 am to 4:30 pm
Friday, September 22: Dental Clinic - 4:30 am to 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 23: Dental Clinic - 4:30 am to 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 23: Clinic Teardown - 8:30 pm to 12:30 am



Thank You for Helping Change Lives One Smile at a Time!


There will be (2) - 6 to 8 hour shifts per clinic days on Friday and Saturday.

Shift start times are dependent on the type of volunteer job you choose. Please see the registration "Scheduling Section" for your specific schedule.

Please arrive ½ hour before your shift begins to allow time to park, check-in, get coffee, etc.

Volunteer Training      Volunteer Training  
Thursday Night Volunteer Check-in/Walk-Thru

Join us on Thursday night between 5:30pm – 7:30pm to check-in early and walk through the clinic floor. Dinner will be provided for volunteers at no cost from 5:30 – 7:00pm, and clinic floor tours will be given every ½ hr from 5:30 – 7:00pm.

What to Wear

Dress is casual - everything from scrubs to shorts - whatever is most comfortable for you. Remember comfortable and supportive, closed-toed shoes for safety! Professional dental volunteers are recommended to wear scrubs. Other personal protective equipment like face masks, safety glasses, gowns and gloves are all provided by NM MOM.

All volunteers will be given an NM MOM t-shirt, while supplies last and nonclinical volunteers are encouraged to wear it during the clinic.

This year, volunteers will receive colored t-shirts by volunteer type.

T-Shirt Colors:

Dental Assistants
All Other Volunteers    

Please leave your personal belongings safely at home or locked in the trunk of your car. We do not have a secured area for you to leave them at the event.

Meals/Hospitality Area

You are invited to join us in the hospitality break area to enjoy breakfast, lunch, and dinner at no cost for volunteers.  Coffee, drinks, and snacks are available throughout the clinic days thanks to the hard work of the hospitality team and generous donors.  Unfortunately, we are not able to accommodate special dietary needs, so please plan accordingly.   Everyone should plan to eat or drink in the designated volunteer break area.  Only closed drink containers are allowed on the clinic floor.

Volunteers are also invited to schedule a well-deserved massage during the clinic days from a team of licensed massage therapists who are donating their time to serve our volunteers.

Volunteer Waiver

Volunteer Waivers are now completed online as part of registration to help us speed up the Volunteer Check In process. If you are under 18 please note that you need to print, have your parent or guardian sign, and return the waiver to the foundation prior to the deadline.  If the form is not received by the deadline the Under 18 registrant will be deleted.

Volunteer Parking

Parking Options for Volunteers 

Public Transportation
Downtown Albuquerque Bus Schedule

Lodging for Out of Town Volunteers
License Requirements & Insurance
Dental Equipment/Supplies Provided
What Dentists & Hygienists Should Bring & Expect 
What Dentists and Dental Hygienists Should Bring

Volunteer Frequently Asked Questions

How may I volunteer?

I'm a New Mexico licensed volunteer, what do I need to know?

Can Dentists and Hygienists from other States Participate?

How can I get liability insurance as a public health provider?

What type of Equipment is provided for Dentists and Dental Hygienists?

How can dental or hygiene students participate?

I'm not a dental health professional. Is there a way I can help?

Is there a minimum age for volunteers?

What NOT to bring?

Can I bring my own dental assistant or will one be provided for me?

How do I provide my employer with proof that I volunteered?

If I can't volunteer at the event, is there another way I can help?