Recognition

Volunteers featured as “10 who made a difference”
Two volunteers who donate their time within the City of Santa Fe Division of Senior Services were featured in the New Mexican’s “10 who made a difference” series in November. Both are part of RSVP (Retired Senior Volunteer Program). Ben Martinez and Doug Schocke have given much of their time to assist seniors in our community.

Ben Martinez has served as a volunteer ceramics and jewelry instructor at the Mary Esther Gonzales Senior Center for the past 14 years. Donating his time three days a week, Ben has taught and befriended many seniors who look forward to attending his classes.


Doug Schocke is a volunteer with Computer Charity NM, an
organization that refurbishes and gives computers to low-income families and those who need them. Doug was the key person in setting up and maintaining computer labs within the senior centers in Santa Fe. He has also served as a member of the Senior Advisory Board and the RSVP Advisory Council.