Las Vegas, New Mexico
8 Days/7 Nights.
Group max 15 people.
Now Accepting Applications.
Important Trip Info
Learn more about the Las Vegas, New Mexico trip experience:
Two hours northeast of Albuquerque sits the picturesque town of Las Vegas, New Mexico. And even though it has been the site of well-known movies and TV shows, such as Red Dawn and Longmire, it’s also a place that has experienced the devastating aftermath of wildfires.
Recent fires burned more than 620 homes. Trees used for firewood, sheds that housed supplies, and fences used to corral cattle were destroyed. The weakened and soot-filled soil, combined with seasonal rains and erosion, have wreaked havoc on the city’s main water source.
A local church partner is working with others throughout the community to help. Beyond the relief stage, Field Teams is honored to partner with the church’s pastor during the rehabilitation stage. We are walking with the whole community to rebuild the best parts of the life they remember.
Along with the rehabilitation work, there are opportunities to connect with people through ministry, such as youth gatherings or meals for weary workers.
Teams will interact with precious locals, experience a beautiful and historical part of the Southwest, take short trips to nearby Santa Fe, and taste the famous “Christmas” sauce (red and green chili sauce) in New Mexico!
Field Teams members work alongside the local pastor and other leaders to help with ongoing rehabilitation work. The work may include building fences and sheds, clearing burned brush, planting trees, building wheelchair ramps, or helping with various stages of house rebuilds. Some teams may also have the chance to serve children, youth, or families in the area through the local church.
We look forward to hearing of skill sets from team members that may be helpful, but there is work for people of all skill levels. We may not always know all the specific project details before your trip. But, as a local leader stated, the work is like, “putting shoes on a centipede” — there’s a tremendous amount of helpful work to be done.
There is typically an option for simpler (and less expensive) housing, as well as the potential to stay in hotels in the area. We will work with leaders toward the possible and preferred scenario.
What Kind of Projects Will I Be Working On In LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO?
THIS SOUNDS GREAT, BUT HOW MUCH IS IT GOING TO COST?
$350 for simple housing/person.
$750+ for hotel housing/person.
Ground costs are the basic trip expenses that each individual on the team will be responsible to raise. The cost covers things like housing, food, insurance, trip coordination and hosting, preparation resources, and other trip necessities.
Note: The ground cost does not include any transportation costs. If you fly to the region, we will work with you to book the flights and to find local transportation. You’ll add the cost of the tickets and necessary ground transportation to the amount you’re raising.
*$0 – $500/person.
You may choose to drive your own vehicles with no additional transportation cost, or we have a specialist who will find the flight itinerary cost that works best for your team. You’ll add the cost of the tickets and necessary ground transportation to the amount you’re raising.
$2,500+ per team.
Project costs are used to set-up and purchase the materials for the project you and your group will be working on. This covers things like pre-trip planning, materials, transportation, payment to local workers, government fees.
The estimated trip costs are exactly that: estimates. The specific and final costs will be communicated during the application approval process.
Trip costs can exceed the estimates provided. This calculator is intended to help you gather a ballpark estimate for your group.
What Kind of Resources Do You Provide For Your Field Teams?
Video Training Tracks
Team Field Guide(s)
Debrief Materials & Downloads
Online Fundraising Platform
Digital Home Page
Q&A and Resources
Hold On! BEFORE I APPLY, I Have Like A Million Questions!
Every participant must meet the following criteria:
- 16-years-old or older for international trips and 13-years-old or older for U.S.-based trips. Certain trips, noted in the description, are only open to those 18+.
- In good health.
- Consent to and pass a background check.
Currently, we are not able to accommodate individuals who are not connected with a team.
Field Teams exist to connect partners with opportunities to serve people through Convoy of Hope. Field Teams consist of people from churches, universities, and other groups or organizations.
Field Teams are open to those who are 16-years-old and older for international travel (certain trips require 18+) and 13-years-old and older for U.S.-based trips. It should be noted that many of our group opportunities include construction-oriented work. Please look closely to see the type of work required of each opportunity, and keep this in mind when deciding on the team members from your group.
Field Teams help Convoy of Hope accomplish our goals around the world. Because of this, different teams may serve through different projects and opportunities. Currently, most of our teams will help with construction projects that serve our Children’s Feeding initiative. Additionally, most teams will spend time with children and others who are served through Convoy of Hope.
We don’t list every possible date for your teams to serve as there are many changing factors, and that list would be near impossible to keep for each place of service. In every place, however, there are multiple windows of opportunity throughout the entire year, except for a break around Christmas. Please let us know via email or your application of 2 or 3 windows of time (a Saturday-Saturday works best in the Western Hemisphere), and a place(s) that interests you, and we will work to find a time that works for both you and the field.
APPLY FOR A LAS VEGAS, NEW MEXICO TRIP
When we receive this application, we will begin working to ensure an effective opportunity for your group. We will communicate with you shortly.
If you understand these parameters and desire to gather a group to serve on the field, please complete the information below.
We’re grateful for the opportunity to serve together through this partnership of your group, Convoy of Hope and leaders on the field.