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
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...

40 Open Space/Restoration Cleanup Saturday, October 24th
City of Albuquerque Senior Affairs Home Services Program (1) Albuquerque

Cleaning of entire exterior yard. Weed pulling or cutting, debris pick up, raking, and trimming of trees and overgrown bushes. Loading the debris and trash...

15-20 Home Improvement 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
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
National Museum of Nuclear Science & History (1) Albuquerque

With your help, the Museum will construct a brick patio next to the USS James K Polk in our outdoor exhibit space. The site will be prepared by our staff...

12 Landscaping Friday, October 23th
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
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
Talking Talons Youth Leadership Albuquerque

Conservation and restoration work on a bird-banding/watching trail. This project will improve habitat for the birds and bird watchers! Project work will be...

10-15 Other 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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