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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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 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- 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
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 Landscaping Friday, October 24th
Cornucopia Adult and Family Services Albuquerque

Cornucopia is interested in securing 3 to 5 volunteers to assist in the clean up of our back yard and on site greenhouse. Work would include the weeding of...

3 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
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...

50 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
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
Hotel Cascada Albuquerque

Hotel Cascada will be sponsoring a blood drive on Friday, October 24th from 11:00 am to 3:00. All blood types are needed....what better way to MAKE A...

30 Special Event Support Friday, October 24th
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!
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

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