Located in southeastern New Mexico, Carlsbad enjoys a dry and mild climate. Service opportunities are community-based, such as the Boys & Girls Club, Habitat for Humanity, local parks, residential elder-care, soup kitchens, home repair and food pantries. Lodging includes local RV parks and motels, and several small apartments may also be available. An evening SOOP meeting is held once each week, at a restaurant or potluck-style, and the church facilities and kitchen supplies are available for SOOPers' use. SOOPers are invited to participate in our local church service and activities, including twice-a-month fellowship meals. Volunteers at the soup kitchen may eat there at noon, free. Otherwise SOOPers are on their own for meals.