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!
ABQ BioPark Albuquerque

You can make a difference by helping create a fun and safe Halloween celebration for Albuquerque area kids! Volunteers are needed to help run carnival...

150 Special Event Support Saturday, October 25th 10/21
ARCA Albuquerque

Yard clean up-remove several bushes from the area.

4-6 Cleaning Saturday, October 25th Prefer Saturday but we are willing to look at other dates.
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico- Navajo Elementary School Branch Albuquerque

Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico runs after-school programming at Navajo Elementary School. Our programming is run in a portable on the school...

10-15 Landscaping Saturday, October 25th
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
Cancer Support Now Albuquerque

Join us for a unique project: Origami crane folding. What is our connection to an Origami crane? The crane is the universal symbol of peace and hope and...

8-10 Other Saturday, October 25th
Catholic Charities Santa Fe

Fill your car with a group of coworkers and take an enjoyable ride to Santa Fe, Help Catholic Charities staff move from a small office at 4985 Airport Rd....

5 Other Friday, October 24th, Saturday, October 25th October 31, 2014
CenturyLink-NM Albuquerque

Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, Cottonwood Mall

5 Special Event Support Other Sunday, October 26th
Christina Kent Early Childhood Center Albuquerque

Clean up and organize our storage areas.

5+ Cleaning Friday, October 24th, Saturday, October 25th
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...

30 Open Space/Restoration Cleanup Saturday, October 25th
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!
Healing Addiction in Our Community Albuquerque

We will be opening a youth recovery center for young people struggling with addiction issues and we need help cleaning up the property! The building is on 8...

35 Landscaping Saturday, October 25th
Healing Addiction in Our Community Albuquerque

We are opening a youth recovery center and need help cleaning the inside of the buildings. This involves sweeping, dusting, mopping, cleaning windows,...

21 Cleaning Saturday, October 25th
Keshet Dance Company Albuquerque

Keshet Dance Company needs backstage supplies for our upcoming Nutcracker on the Rocks shows in December. Please donate ice packs, paper towels, make-up,...

Unlimited Collection Drive Saturday, October 25th Donations always appreciated!
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
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.

2 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...

197 Other 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
The International School at Mesa Del Sol Albuquerque

Build an Outdoor Classroom and Garden

15 Landscaping Friday, October 24th, 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,...

3 Landscaping Saturday, October 25th

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