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Volunteer for a ‘Make a Difference Day’ Nonprofit Project

Make a Difference Day - October 25 and 26, 2013 (Friday and Saturday)

Albuquerque and Rio Rancho

Make a Difference Day, the largest national day of helping others is celebrated each year on the fourth Friday and Saturday of October and it has become the nation’s largest day of volunteering, thanks to the passion of millions of people like you.

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Available Projects

Organization Namesort icon Project Category Description City Volunteers Needed Project Dates Other Dates
The Storehouse Other

We need help assisting customers, sorting food and clothing, cleaning, etc.

Albuquerque 15 Friday, October 25th
St. Martin's Hospitality Center Painting

Indoor painting & cleaning project. St. Martin's needs your help to paint and clean our new Hope Center. Painting areas are kitchen, 2 bathrooms, common area and bars on the windows. Cleaning areas are windows scraped and cleaned, bathrooms and kitchen. Please specify which project you are interested in.

Albuquerque 20-25 Friday, October 25th
St. Martin's Hospitality Center Collection Drive

St. Martin's needs volunteers to conduct a clothing drive for our homeless clients. As we near the cold winter months, our clients are in desperate need of blankets, cotton socks, and underwear (men's & women's). Please help collect these items for distribution in our day shelter to Albuquerque's neediest residents.

Albuquerque 3 Friday, October 25th
St. Felix Pantry Inc. Home Improvement

St. Felix Pantry is in need of volunteers to come and paint our building.

Rio Rancho 15 Other October 28th
Shandiin Child Development Center Home Improvement

Our child development center would like help updating our kitchen. Our cabinets and counters need to be refurbished and/or replaced.

Albuquerque 3-4
Friday, October 25th
Saturday, October 26th
Other
We can be flexible with the scheduling
Ronald McDonald House Chairities of NM Cleaning

Volunteers will work on the landscape around the House pulling weeds, cleaning parking lot, cleaning out flower beds, and some power washing of the sidewalks and playgrounds.

Albuquerque 10 Saturday, October 26th
Roadrunner Food Bank of New Mexico Other

Volunteers will help repackage bulk items, sort canned and dry goods, pull agency orders, support the produce program and pack senior food boxes. Friday, October 25th shifts are 8am - 10am, 10am - 12pm, 12pm - 2pm and 2pm - 4pm. Saturday, October 26th shifts are 8am - 10am and 10am - 12pm. Please specify which day and shift.

Albuquerque 100+
Friday, October 25th
Saturday, October 26th
Rio Grande Food Project Other

Pack and distribute food boxes to our hungry clients.

Albuquerque 2 Friday, October 25th
Rio Grande Food Project Other

Pack and distribute food boxes to our hungry clients.

Albuquerque 4-6 Friday, October 25th
Rio Grande Food Project Other

Restocking food pantry and receiving food delivery.

Albuquerque 4 Other Thursday, October 24
Rio Grande Food Project Other

Repackng food products (rice, beans, flour)for distribution to our hungry customers. Food products and supplies provided.

Albuquerque 4-6 Friday, October 25th
Rio Grande Food Project Other

Restock food pantry and receive food delivery.

Albuquerque 4-6 Other Tuesday, October 22
Rio Grande Food Project Other

Pack and distribute food boxes to our hungry customers.

Albuquerque 4-6 Saturday, October 26th
Rio Grande Food Project Other

Repackage food products (rice, beans, flour) for distribution to our hungry customers.

Albuquerque 4-6 Saturday, October 26th
Rio Grande Food Project Collection Drive

Collect peanut butter & jelly (or other canned/dry food) for the hungry customers at our food pantry. Please call to schedule a pick up.

Albuquerque unlimited Friday, October 25th
Rio Grande Food Project Collection Drive

Collect Canned Meat (or other canned/dry food) for the hungry customers at our food pantry. Please call to schedule a pick up.

Albuquerque unlimited Friday, October 25th
Rio Grande Food Project Collection Drive

Collect Mac & Cheese and pasta (or other canned/dry food) for the hungry customers at our food pantry. Please call to schedule a pick up.

Albuquerque unlimited Friday, October 25th
Rio Grande Food Project Collection Drive

Collect Canned Veggies & Fruit (or other canned/dry food) for the hungry customers at our food pantry. Please call to schedule a pick up.

Albuquerque unlimited Friday, October 25th
People Living Through Cancer Special Event Support

Has your family been touched by cancer? Want to help others?
Help People Living Through Cancer is celebrating our 30th anniversary "Growing Hope for 30 Years" on October 30 at Hotel Albuquerque. Help us get ready for the big day with program setup, live auction preparation and tablescape/decorations. It'll be fun!

Albuquerque 6
Saturday, October 26th
Other
October 30, 2021 is the actual event, you can sign up to help then as well, be sure to specify which day(s).
Outcomes, Inc. Painting

Scrape, sand and paint the trim around porch, windows and porch supports on the building.

Albuquerque 10-20 Saturday, October 26th
North Campus Community Project Home Improvement

North Campus Community Project is calling on neighbor-volunteers, city residents, and local business partnerships to help our neighborhood Elders and disabled to winterize their homes. Our services will include, landscaping, i.e., trimming bushes for safety and raking leaves, drain and store hoses, bring plants indoors, check that window security bars open properly, clean front porch,including porch light, change bulb in outdoor light fixture if burned out, close down swamp coolers, start up furnaces, replace smoke alarm batteries, check CO monitors, winterize outdoor faucets, and most importantly, socialize with or Elder and disabled people we will be serving.

Albuquerque 25-30 Saturday, October 26th
Noon Day Ministries Collection Drive

Clothing necessities for the homeless: including white tube type socks for men and women; men and women's underwear - sizes should be on the larger side; i.e. medium, large, etc.  Hats and gloves for women and men for the colder time of year.

Albuquerque unlimited Other Tuesday, October 22nd.
National Museum of Nuclear Science & History Special Event Support

You can help us inspire students to learn about science during National Nuclear Science Week. Each day of the week has a theme. Volunteers will help at one science-based station and will assist in leading a science activity.

Monday: What is Nuclear Science

Albuquerque 5 Other Monday, October 21
National Museum of Nuclear Science & History Special Event Support

You can help us inspire students to learn about science during National Nuclear Science Week. Each day of the week has a theme. Volunteers will help at one science-based station and will assist in leading a science activity.

Wednesday: Nuclear Energy

Albuquerque 5 Other Wednesday, October 23
National Museum of Nuclear Science & History Special Event Support

You can help us inspire students to learn about science during National Nuclear Science Week. Each day of the week has a theme. Volunteers will help at one science-based station and will assist in leading a science activity.

Thursday: Nuclear Safety

Albuquerque 5 Other Thursday, October 24
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