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Services to Members

TENT is here to help.

These are the services that Taos Elders and Neighbors Together (TENT) offers to Members and for the Office (below). 
Availability of a service depends on having a volunteer available at the time you need it.

We take requests Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, up to a month in advance. Call 575/224-6335.

Note: Those services (except phone calls) are limited to 3 per week.
Click here for a 17minute video of Members receiving services.  Service Area


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Transportation (driving, shopping, appointments, etc.)

Grocery shopping or run errands.

Pick up the member at residence. Deliver the member to the desired destination. Arrange for pickup time to return home. Medical trips get priority.

For distant trips the member is asked to reimburse the driver for expenses at 15¢/mile: Santa Fe - $20, Albuquerque - $40, Española - $15. 

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  • Reading and writing mail - especially email
  • Relieve caregiver
  • Incidental help with meals in member home
  • Help with checkbook and bills (only specially screened volunteers)
  • Incidental pet care and dog walking
  • Assistance with Social Security, Medicare and insurance forms
  • Patient advocates/companions to appointments
  • Phone a member regularly 
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Home Maintenance

  • Handyman, change light bulbs, fix minor plumbing leaks, etc
  • Incidental gardening and light yard care or light housekeeping or clearing steps and walks of snow
  • Assessment for hazards and repair needs
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  • Friendly visits
  • Go for a walk together
  • Greeting Card program
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Tech Support

  • PCs and Macs
  • Printers and networking
  • Software help and tutoring
  • TV remotes, VCRs, programming answering machines


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Commercial Services


We do not recommend commercial services. 
Our volunteers may have ideas from their personal experience, but that is not endorsed by TENT.




Services to the Organization



Volunteers who manage various functions of TENT.



Find and write news stories. Edit. Submit photos. Layout newsletters. Publish news to our distribution list.


Office Administration

Plan, keep records, manage personnel, organize meetings


Office Answering Phones

Take calls from the public and refer caller to best person. 

Take requests from Members and record them in our computer system.


Office IT Technical

Make certain that all our computer technology works well and users know how to use it.


Volunteer Training and Coordination

Orient new Volunteers and train them in procedure. Keep them motivated and happy.






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