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
Children's Grief Center of New Mexico Albuquerque

The Children's Grief Center is asking for help collecting regularly needed supplies:
reams of plain white office paper
plastic utensils (...

unlimited Collection Drive Other Whole month of October!
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico Albuquerque

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico is the benefit charity for this year's Duke City Marathon. As the benefiting charity, we need to provide...

100 Special Event Support Other October 18 and 19
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico-Rio Rancho Branch Rio Rancho

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico Rio Rancho Branch needs help with a variety of tasks including weeding, stripping the parking lot, painting...

40 Other Saturday, October 25th
Casa Esperanza, for Day of the Tread Albuquerque

Casa Esperanza provides a home to those away from home for extended medical treatment. We are a beneficiary of the Day of the Tread Saturday October 25 and...

30 Special Event Support Saturday, October 25th
Christina Kent Early Childhood Center Albuquerque

Clean up and organize our storage areas.

5+ Cleaning Friday, October 24th, Saturday, October 25th
CLNkids (Cuidando Los Ninos) Albuquerque

Our early childhood learning center for homeless children under 5 has 3 separate playgrounds, one for preschool, one for toddler, and one for infants and we...

8-10 Landscaping Friday, October 24th
Crossroads for Women Albuquerque

Support fifty five, formerly homeless families with the ingredients needed to create a holiday dinner in their own homes. For many women and children at...

5-100 Collection Drive Friday, October 24th, Saturday, October 25th, Other Or another day within the October timeframe.
Crossroads for Women Albuquerque

Interested in crafting? Jewelry making? Come make bracelets with us! We are currently working with Elinor's Art & Bead Shop to raise funds for our non-...

4-8 Other Friday, October 24th, Saturday, October 25th, Other Please contact us if you would like to volunteer at any other time. We can always use the help!
Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails Albuquerque

The yard and exterior of our headquarters is in need of some TLC! This project includes yard work and landscaping in our fenced-in back yard, parking lot,...

8-10 Landscaping Friday, October 24th
Good Samaritan Society Albuquerque

Need some strong people to help move fitness equipment and vacuum underneath it.
Need a couple of fit individuals to remove items from the closet...

4 Other Friday, October 24th
Holland's Rose Inc Albuquerque

General fall clean-up of Holland's Rose hospitality house. We will prepare the vegetation for the winter, do some out side trim painting, fall clean up of...

10--20 Home Improvement Friday, October 24th N/A
Love INC of Albuquerque Albuquerque

Collection of household items (sheets, towels, silverware, dishes, pots and pans, etc), furniture (tables, chairs, beds, dressers, etc.), clothing, and 3...

25+ Collection Drive Other Donations can be dropped off Tuesday October 21-Thursday October 23, 2015
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 one day to culminate...

40 Collection Drive Friday, October 24th time is flexible on October 24. Other dates are also available
People Living Through Cancer Albuquerque

PLTC never charges for any of the services that we provide. Growing Hope is a fundraiser with live & silent auctions benefiting PLTC. Funds raised at...

30 Special Event Support Other Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Reading Works Albuquerque

Our students need supplies for their studies. List includes: copy paper, Brother Toner TN 330 #920, three-ring binders, pencils and pens, white board...

5 Collection Drive Friday, October 24th, Saturday, October 25th
Rio Grand Food Project Albuquerque

Re- bag bulk (rice, beans pasta) and fresh produce and help with food box distribution.

9 Other Friday, October 24th, Saturday, October 25th
Roadrunner Food Bank Albuquerque

Roadrunner Food Bank is asking for help for the following projects on Oct. 25th:
Sorting produce
Repacking bulk foods
Packing food boxes...

200 Other Saturday, October 25th
Ronald McDonald House Charities of NM Albuquerque

We will have groups working outside preparing the outside of the House for the change in weather. Volunteers will work in the parking lots, pulling weeds...

20 Cleaning Saturday, October 25th
St. Felix Pantry, Inc. Rio Rancho

Every year St. Felix Pantry gives toys to the many children who come to the Pantry a week before Christmas. We are in need of new toys for a special event...

20 Collection Drive Friday, October 24th, Saturday, October 25th, Other The dates can be determined by the volunteers
St. Martin's Hospitality Center Albuquerque

St. Martin's James Boyd Intensive Outreach program is in need of basic hygiene items to provide to unsheltered men and women living on the streets. Through...

Unlimited Collection Drive Friday, October 24th
Talking Talons Youth Leadership Albuquerque

This special event will occur at the Valle de Oro Urban Refuge located on the south side of Albuquerque. It is a career fair event for youth to meet...

20 Special Event Support Friday, October 24th
The Barrett House Albuquerque

We need help getting out large storage into tip-top shape! We need to set up shelves and bookcases, as well as retail racks for clothing and start an...

20 Cleaning Saturday, October 25th
The International School at Mesa Del Sol Albuquerque

Monsters On the Mesa 5K, 10K, and "Monster Romp" 1K Race Day Support.

5-15 Special Event Support Other Sunday, October 26, 2014
Wings For LIFE International Albuquerque

Clean up in Martineztown on Monday, Oct. 27

100 Open Space/Restoration Cleanup Other Monday, Oct. 27
Youth Development Inc. Albuquerque

We work in collaboration with Lowell ES (APS school). We helped them to start a mini- community garden. They need help in further developing it. Planting,...

10 Landscaping Saturday, October 25th

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