Celebrating over 50 years of service in Carlsbad!

Assistance League of Carlsbad is an all-volunteer, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that puts caring and commitment into action through philanthropic programs in Eddy County, New Mexico.  Member volunteers are dedicated to ongoing support and a long-term presence in the community through hands-on involvement and innovative philanthropic programs.

The Carlsbad chapter was organized in 1966 with about 15 members and chartered in 1970.  There are ~120 Assistance League chapters in 26 states with just under 22,000 members.  In 2018-2019, Assistance League chapters served over 1.5 million people, returned over $43.7 million to local communities across the country and invested ~3.34 million service hours.

Assistance League of Carlsbad currently has ~32 member volunteers working to make Eddy County a better place to live and work through our programs.  In 2019-2020, our dedicated members volunteered over 13,000 hours.  We encourage you to learn more about our chapter and the many ways you can become involved and make a difference.

Mission, Vision and Values


Assistance League of Carlsbad volunteers transforming the lives of children through community programs in Eddy County, New Mexico.


Essential needs are met in our communities and families flourish.


Commitment – We believe that providing compassionate and caring services to individuals in our communities is the standard and the primary measure of our organization.

Leadership – We believe that the full measure of our leaders and members is the sum of the products of their shared vision and mission, professionalism, ethics, sensitivity and the quality of responsiveness to individual needs.

Ethics – We believe that the integrity and authenticity in communication and action best demonstrate the most basic, intrinsic values held by member volunteers of this organization.

Accountability – We believe that full accountability is the responsibility of our leaders and members and is an appropriate expectation of this organization by those who support Assistance League of Carlsbad’s work and those who receive its services.

Respect – We believe in the intrinsic value of those we serve and of those with whom we serve.

Annual Report and Financials

Transforming Lives • Strengthening Community

2020-2021 Board of Directors, Assistance League of Carlsbad


Lisa Watson

1st Vice President

Jennifer Lemons

2nd Vice President

Pam Tabor


Diann Malone

Assistant Treasurer

Deborah Kilgore

Recording Secretary

AJ Alford

Corresponding Secretary

Andrea Cooper


Cindy Elkins

Property Management

Emily Cash

Marketing and Communications

Crystal Montoya

Resource Development

Randa Burkeen

Operation School Bell®

Sherry Auckland