Make a Difference Day 2010

Albuquerque and Rio Rancho

October 22nd and 23rd, 2010 (Friday and Saturday)

Make a Difference Day, the largest national day of helping others is celebrated each year on the fourth Friday and Saturday of October and it has become the nation’s largest day of volunteering, thanks to the passion of millions of people like you. The Center for Nonprofit Excellence at United Way of Central New Mexico is supporting the Make a Difference Day volunteer team.

Be one of over 4,000 volunteers or 300 nonprofit organizations participating in the 2010 local Make a Difference Day. Register a volunteer project to have the project added to the list below. Volunteer teams can sign up after September 13. To sign up a volunteer team simply open the relevant listing below and follow the instructions to fulfill a project. Questions: Teresa Branom 505 845-4088 or

Organization Name Description Work Needed City Number of Volunteers Needed
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Albuquerque put up storage shelves for guest supplies, organize resource/training area for guests Home Improvement Albuquerque 3-5
Alta Mira Specialized Family Services Alta Mira Arts, a new program, needs volunteers to photograph art produced by people with developmental disabilities and to help the artists to practice talking about their art to prospective buyers. Tutoring/Education/Reading Albuquerque 2 - 4
BCCPTA Clothing Bank The BCCPTA Clothing Bank clothes students in need ~from K to 12 grade throughout APS. We are in need of a Clothing Drive collecting gently used clothing, new socks and underwear and coats. Collection Drive Albuquerque Varies on size of drive being held
Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails The Girls Scouts of New Mexico Trails need volunteers to help us improve our council office. Volunteers and Girl Scouts access our council office to host sleepovers, troop meeting and training. Landscaping Albuquerque 15
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) ABQ, Westside and UNM Department of Psychiatry Parking cars and directing traffice before event and clean up after event/reception. Special Event Support Albuquerque 4-6
Talking Talons Youth Leadership Define the sides of a trail that goes around our bird barn with recycled edging materials (tires) Landscaping Albuquerque 5
Talking Talons Youth Leadership Assemble community garden boxes used to educate the public at our facility about different plants and ecosystems. Landscaping Albuquerque 5
Presbyterian Hospital Project:Hospital Buddy Dolls-sew some plain muslin dolls for kids! Other Albuquerque Open
Presbyterian Hospital Make some simple fun tray favors for patients: Thanksgiving: napkins, hats, leaves; Winter Holidays: stockings, snow people, trees, sled, snowflakes;Valentine: hearts Other Albuquerque Open
Enlace Comunitario Enlace Comunitario needs volunteers to help set up for our Ten Year Anniversary Celebration and to help us at the event from 6pm to 9pm. Special Event Support Albuquerque 10-15
Ronald McDonald House Charities of NM pull weeds,trim our bushes and clean the parking lot. They will spread and pick up cat litter on oil spills, trim flower beds,water pots and clean up and maintance of playground. Landscaping Albuquerque 25 maximum
Ronald McDonald House Chairites of NM Deep cleaning and orginization of kitchen, steam cleaning carpet, moping sweeping, windows, dusting, clean bathrooms, orginizing linen closet, some light painting Cleaning Albuquerque 25
All Faiths Receiving Home Mow and edge grass-operate aerator-light trimming of trees and bushes-rake yard-spread gravel. Landscaping Albuquerque 8 to 12
All Faiths Receiving Home Paint and stain around windows and doors. Stain porch supports and bus stop cover. Paint curb yellow. Painting Albuquerque 6 to 8
Martineztown House Weed flower bed along side side of building. Repair automatic drip system for flower bed. Replace wood chips Landscaping Albuquerque 4
Martineztown House set up a copy of Access Database form for the FY 2010-11. Program is installed. We used the form the prior FY. General Office Tasks Albuquerque 1
NMPCR/Michael's Place Playground fence rebuild using ready to mount wood panels, paint benches and picnic table and paint and decorate playground wall. Other Albuquerque 25
The Storehouse General Volunteers to run the daily process of helping our clients shop in the food court. Other Albuquerque 10
Keshet Dance Company KDC needs help sewing costumes for the performance of Nutcracker on the Rocks. Volunteers with sewing experience are preferred, but most tasks will be sewing basics that can be quickly learned. Special Event Support Albuquerque 10
Children's Cancer Fund of New Mexico (CCFNM) CCFNM provides toys year round to children with cancer to help minimize the trauma of painful procedures like spinal taps. You can make a difference by conducting your own toy drive! Collection Drive Albuquerque No limit
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