Volunteer for a ‘Make a Difference Day’ Nonprofit Project

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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].

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Organization Namesort descending 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
Keshet Albuquerque

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

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