Volunteer for a ‘Make a Difference Day’ Nonprofit Project
Make a Difference Day, the largest National day of community service, has been celebrated on the fourth Friday and Saturday of October for over 20 years. Millions of people like you volunteer to improve the lives of those in their communities by doing good!
Each year, nonprofits in Albuquerque and Rio Rancho post a wide variety of projects that individuals, community members and groups can volunteer for during the annual Make a Difference Day weekend.
If you have any questions regarding posting a project, or volunteering for one, please call the MDD hotline at 505-245-1759 or e-mail Diane Hinte at [email protected].
|Organization Name||City||Description||Volunteers Needed||Project Category||Project Dates||Other Dates|
|Casa Esperanza, Inc.||Albuquerque||
Casa Esperanza, New Mexico's House of Hope, serves rural NM families traveling to Albuquerque for medical treatments for cancer and other major illnesses....
|unlimited||Collection Drive||Friday, October 23th, Saturday, October 24th|
|City of ALbuquerque Open Space Division||Albuquerque||
Help the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division and the Nicodemus Wilderness Project continue their restoration and cleanup work at the Piedra Lisa Open...
|13||Open Space/Restoration Cleanup||Saturday, October 24th|
|City of Albuquerque Senior Affairs Home Services Program (2)||Albuquerque||
Paint exterior trim on entire single story home. Includes doors and window trims.
|15-25||Painting||Friday, October 23th|
|Cornucopia Adult and Family Services||Albuquerque||
Yard, green house, and shed organizing / cleaning
|20||Landscaping||Saturday, October 24th|
|Crossroads for Women (1)||Albuquerque||
Calling All Friends:For many families at Crossroads for Women this holiday season will be a first spent with loved ones in new homes. Each holiday season...
|Unlimited||Collection Drive||Friday, October 23th, Saturday, October 24th, Other||Deadline for collection: November 22, 2015|
|Crossroads for Women (2)||Albuquerque||
Crossroads for Women needs help pulling off our Annual Yard Sale on October 24th. We are specifically in need of volunteers who have trucks and are willing...
|1-10||Other||Saturday, October 24th|
|Galloping Grace Youth Ranch||Rio Rancho||
It's Pumpkin Patch season! Come to the Star Center in Rio Rancho and help stock pumpkins (a lot of pumpkins!), cashier, greet guests, care for animals,...
|50||Special Event Support||Friday, October 23th, Saturday, October 24th, Other||9/26-10/31 during Pumpkin Patch hours (9am - 6:30pm), 11/7 from 9-12 pm|
|Haven House/Children's Fun Run/Walk||Rio Rancho||
October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month and we hold the Children's Fun Run/Walk/Play at the Rio Rancho High School Track Practice Field on Saturday,...
|10-20||Special Event Support||Saturday, October 24th|
Donations needed for the backstage dressing rooms during Nutcracker on the Rocks shows.
|Unlimited||Collection Drive||Friday, October 23th, Saturday, October 24th, Other||Donations Accepted Before October 23-24|
|National Museum of Nuclear Science & History (2)||Albuquerque||
Volunteers will work in teams to do some deep-cleaning in our exhibit galleries, making them sparkly for our visitors.
|15||Cleaning||Friday, October 23th|
|New Mexico Xtreme Sports Assn, Inc.||Rio Rancho||
NMX Running Dead: Zombie Fun Run! Proceeds benefit NMX Sports and Warehouse 508
|75||Special Event Support||Friday, October 23th, Saturday, October 24th|
|PB&J Family Services||Albuquerque||
PB&J Family Services is a child abuse prevention and treatment program. We welcome volunteers all year long and propose using this day to culminate a...
|20||Collection Drive||Friday, October 23th|
|Rio Grande Food Project||Albuquerque||
Rio Grande Food Project needs to collect food for hungry New Mexicans. Food we can distribute consists of non-perishable food items such as canned goods (...
|15-25||Collection Drive||Friday, October 23th, Saturday, October 24th|
|Roadrunner Food Bank||Albuquerque||
Sorting food, Sorting produce, Repacking bulk food, Packing food boxes, Custodial Duties, Recycling, Landscaping, Construction work/painting, etc. Please...
|100-120per day||Other||Friday, October 23th, Saturday, October 24th|
|St. Martin's Hospitality Center (1)||Albuquerque||
Dismas House, a program of St. Martin's, is in need of landscaping and clean-up to improve the overall appearance of the campus.
|10||Landscaping||Friday, October 23th|
|St. Martin's Hospitality Center (2)||Albuquerque||
Dismas House, a program of St. Martin's, is in need for interior painting. The walls are in need of a fresh coat of paint to really clean up the inside of...
|10-12||Open Space/Restoration Cleanup||Friday, October 23th|
|The International School At Mesa Del Sol||Albuquerque||
Complete projects in the Outdoor Classroom and outdoor learning spaces on the TIS campus
|10||Landscaping||Friday, October 23th, Saturday, October 24th||Date is flexible between Friday or Saturday|
|The Montessori Elementary & Middle School||Albuquerque||
Our campus is in need of outdoor updates for our students ranging in age 4-13. We are in desperate need of shade on our playground, directional arrows for...
|30||Other||Friday, October 23th|
|Wings For LIFE International||Albuquerque||
Clean up Martineztown area
|100||Open Space/Restoration Cleanup||Other||Monday, Oct. 26|