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Volunteer for a ‘Make a Difference Day’ Nonprofit Project

Make a Difference Day - October 25 and 26, 2013 (Friday and Saturday)

Albuquerque and Rio Rancho

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.

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Available Projects

Organization Namesort icon Project Category Description City Volunteers Needed Project Dates Other Dates
BackInUse - Adelante Development Center, Inc. Special Event Support

The BackInUse program collects and distributes reusable durable medical equipment (wheelchairs, rollaters, walkers, hospital beds, etc.). We have held several public collection events with great success - collecting hundreds of pieces of equipment that is then sanitized and given to people who can't afford the equipment. The collection day will be on October 26th at our main offices in Albuquerque. We need people to help receive the equipment, complete forms on the equipment, and do minor cleaning of equipment.

Albuquerque 15 Saturday, October 26th
Bandelier PTA Special Event Support

Bandelier Elementary PTA will host the 73rd annual Halloween Carnival. It is a community event available to the families, friends, and neighbors of Bandelier ES. We need help setting up, running events, and breaking down the event. Set up begins around 4pm on October 25 and continues the next morning, October 26. The event is from 5:30 until 8:30 Saturday evening of the 26th, and we'll break down immediately after.

Albuquerque 20-50
Friday, October 25th
Saturday, October 26th
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico Special Event Support

Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Halloween Spookout, held at the La Cueva High School Cafeteria, is an event put on in collaboration with the La Cueva Key Club and serves over 350 children in the program. This is a free carnival for the children in our program and their families- with activities from face painting to cake walks to a "Fun House" and spooky story time. We are in need of volunteers to help us unload our trucks filled with party decorations of all shapes and sizes that have donated to us by a party display house. A few staff members from our agency will be assisting and many hands make light work so it's feasible this could be completed in less than the projected time frame.

Albuquerque 5-10+ Friday, October 25th
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico Other

This is to give a facelift to the Boys & Girls Club by painting, landscaping, cleaning and the potential of giving the Teen center, Technology lab, or Library a complete upgrade.

Albuquerque 30+
Friday, October 25th
Saturday, October 26th
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico Other

The Club could use a Fall cleaning and spruce up due to lots of wear and tear during the Summer and throughout the year. Landscaping, painting, clean up and also the potential of building an interior room to separate program areas. We also have the potential of having a company or organization to take a special project on by adopting a room such as the Teen room, Art room, Kitchen area or Technology room by giving it some upgrades.

Rio Rancho 30+
Friday, October 25th
Saturday, October 26th
City of Albuquerque Open Space Division Open Space/Restoration Cleanup

Help the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division and the Nicodemus Wilderness Project continue their restoration and cleanup work at the Piedra Lisa Open Space in the Sandia Foothills. Work will include trail maintenance, trash cleanup, graffiti removal and native shrub planting.

Albuquerque 38 Saturday, October 26th
City of Albuquerque Park Management Division Open Space/Restoration Cleanup

General clean up of El Oso Grande Park, with main concentration on playground area. Clean-up, sweep the sidewalks, weed around the picnic tables and weed along the sidewalks.

Albuquerque 15 Saturday, October 26th
City of Albuquerque Park Management Division Cleaning

General park clean up, picking up trash, pulling weeds, raking, possible painting, playground clean up.

Albuquerque 60 Saturday, October 26th
Crossroads for Women Collection Drive

Calling All Friends! For many women and children at Crossroads for Women
this holiday season will be a first spent with loved ones in their new homes. Each holiday season Crossroads, a local non-profit serving homeless women and children, partners with community members to assist 50 families in need with ingredients to create a Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.
Maybe you belong to a book club, church, or work group that would like to collect ingredients for holiday food boxes?

Albuquerque 5+ Friday, October 25th
Crossroads for Women Home Improvement

Help a client at Crossroads by applying a badly needed fresh coat of paint to 3 rooms in her small apartment.

Albuquerque 3-7 Saturday, October 26th
Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails Cooking

Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails will be having our 3rd Annual Stem (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Camporee at Loretto Park in Bernalillo on October 19th-20th, with exhibits and activity providors from around the state. This event will also feature a camp-out afterwards. Volunteers are needed to help cook dinner (hot dogs and hamburgers) the evening of Oct. 19th. Dinner will be provided.

Bernalillo 15 Other Saturday, October 19th
Haven House Open Space/Restoration Cleanup

Weeding and grounds maintenance. Storage unit clean-up and organization

Rio Rancho 10 Saturday, October 26th
Heading Home Other

Heading Home needs volunteer help sorting furniture donations for its warehouse and delivery of donations to formerly homeless persons moving into housing.

Albuquerque 10-15 Saturday, October 26th
Holland's Rose Inc Other

Hospitality House Fall house and grounds clean-up

Albuquerque 8 - 12 Friday, October 25th
Justice, Access, Support and Solutions for Health -- Amanecer Program Collection Drive

We are looking for volunteers to help us collect arts & crafts supplies for our art therapy groups with kids.

Albuquerque 10-100
Saturday, October 26th
Other
Orientation: 10/26/2013; Collection: Week of Dec. 1st, 2013
Justice, Access, Support and Solutions for Health -- Amanecer Program Collection Drive

We need volunteers to help us find and collect donations for our therapy groups with kids. We are looking for activity supplies such as yoga mats, balls, music, etc.

Albuquerque 10-100
Saturday, October 26th
Other
Orientation 10/26/2013; Collection of donations: Week of 12/1/13
National Museum of Nuclear Science & History Special Event Support

You can help us inspire students to learn about science during National Nuclear Science Week. Each day of the week has a theme. Volunteers will help at one science-based station and will assist in leading a science activity.

Monday: What is Nuclear Science

Albuquerque 5 Other Monday, October 21
National Museum of Nuclear Science & History Special Event Support

You can help us inspire students to learn about science during National Nuclear Science Week. Each day of the week has a theme. Volunteers will help at one science-based station and will assist in leading a science activity.

Wednesday: Nuclear Energy

Albuquerque 5 Other Wednesday, October 23
National Museum of Nuclear Science & History Special Event Support

You can help us inspire students to learn about science during National Nuclear Science Week. Each day of the week has a theme. Volunteers will help at one science-based station and will assist in leading a science activity.

Thursday: Nuclear Safety

Albuquerque 5 Other Thursday, October 24
Noon Day Ministries Collection Drive

Clothing necessities for the homeless: including white tube type socks for men and women; men and women's underwear - sizes should be on the larger side; i.e. medium, large, etc.  Hats and gloves for women and men for the colder time of year.

Albuquerque unlimited Other Tuesday, October 22nd.
North Campus Community Project Home Improvement

North Campus Community Project is calling on neighbor-volunteers, city residents, and local business partnerships to help our neighborhood Elders and disabled to winterize their homes. Our services will include, landscaping, i.e., trimming bushes for safety and raking leaves, drain and store hoses, bring plants indoors, check that window security bars open properly, clean front porch,including porch light, change bulb in outdoor light fixture if burned out, close down swamp coolers, start up furnaces, replace smoke alarm batteries, check CO monitors, winterize outdoor faucets, and most importantly, socialize with or Elder and disabled people we will be serving.

Albuquerque 25-30 Saturday, October 26th
Outcomes, Inc. Painting

Scrape, sand and paint the trim around porch, windows and porch supports on the building.

Albuquerque 10-20 Saturday, October 26th
People Living Through Cancer Special Event Support

Has your family been touched by cancer? Want to help others?
Help People Living Through Cancer is celebrating our 30th anniversary "Growing Hope for 30 Years" on October 30 at Hotel Albuquerque. Help us get ready for the big day with program setup, live auction preparation and tablescape/decorations. It'll be fun!

Albuquerque 6
Saturday, October 26th
Other
October 30, 2021 is the actual event, you can sign up to help then as well, be sure to specify which day(s).
Rio Grande Food Project Other

Pack and distribute food boxes to our hungry clients.

Albuquerque 2 Friday, October 25th
Rio Grande Food Project Other

Pack and distribute food boxes to our hungry clients.

Albuquerque 4-6 Friday, October 25th
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