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 Namesort icon Description Work Needed City Number of Volunteers Needed
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
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
Albuquerque Rose Society Garden survey. The Albuquerque Rose Garden displays 1200 roses. We need to do a bed by bed survey of the rose varieties, plant health and signage. Landscaping Albuquerque 12
Albuquerque Rose Society Add mulch to a new rose bed. Landscaping Albuquerque 6
Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, Inc. Collection drive for socks (new), hygiene items (sanitary napkins and the like) and toiletries, including lotion. Collection Drive Albuquerque 20
Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, Inc. Landscape maintenance, pulling weeds, raking gravel, sweeping sidewalks and the like. Landscaping Albuquerque 6-8
Albuquerque Christian Childrens Home Cleaning windows inside and out. Depending on the size of the group there are various other jobs that could be set up. Cleaning Albuquerque 10-20
Albuquerque Children's Water Festival Each year 1,000 fourth grade students attend this event to learn about the water through hands-on activities. Volunteers act as a guides for student groups and can participate one day or two. Special Event Support Albuquerque 5 each day
Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice Paint walls in our kitchen and two bathrooms. Painting Albuquerque open
Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice Strip and wax the floor in our peace hall. Cleaning Albuquerque 1 or 2
Adaptive Ski Program Pre-Season Organizing: includes supplies inventory, update forms, filing, print new directory, etc. General Office Tasks Albuquerque 3
A New Day Youth & Family ( Safe Home) Clear away debris and pull weeds in the back yard. Weed the front as well. This is the area that the kids use for volleyball and basketball. Landscaping Albuquerque 4-5 volunteers
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