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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 Name Project Categorysort icon Description City Volunteers Needed Project Dates Other Dates
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
City of Albuquerque Park Management Division Cleaning

General park clean up, picking up trash, pulling weeds, raking, possible painting, playground clean up.

Albuquerque 60 Saturday, October 26th
Crossroads for Women Collection Drive

Calling All Friends! For many women and children at Crossroads for Women
this holiday season will be a first spent with loved ones in their new homes. Each holiday season Crossroads, a local non-profit serving homeless women and children, partners with community members to assist 50 families in need with ingredients to create a Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner.
Maybe you belong to a book club, church, or work group that would like to collect ingredients for holiday food boxes?

Albuquerque 5+ 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
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
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.
Justice, Access, Support and Solutions for Health -- Amanecer Program Collection Drive

We are looking for volunteers to help us collect arts & crafts supplies for our art therapy groups with kids.

Albuquerque 10-100
Saturday, October 26th
Other
Orientation: 10/26/2013; Collection: Week of Dec. 1st, 2013
Justice, Access, Support and Solutions for Health -- Amanecer Program Collection Drive

We need volunteers to help us find and collect donations for our therapy groups with kids. We are looking for activity supplies such as yoga mats, balls, music, etc.

Albuquerque 10-100
Saturday, October 26th
Other
Orientation 10/26/2013; Collection of donations: Week of 12/1/13
Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails Cooking

Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails will be having our 3rd Annual Stem (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) Camporee at Loretto Park in Bernalillo on October 19th-20th, with exhibits and activity providors from around the state. This event will also feature a camp-out afterwards. Volunteers are needed to help cook dinner (hot dogs and hamburgers) the evening of Oct. 19th. Dinner will be provided.

Bernalillo 15 Other Saturday, October 19th
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
Crossroads for Women Home Improvement

Help a client at Crossroads by applying a badly needed fresh coat of paint to 3 rooms in her small apartment.

Albuquerque 3-7 Saturday, October 26th
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
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
Haven House Open Space/Restoration Cleanup

Weeding and grounds maintenance. Storage unit clean-up and organization

Rio Rancho 10 Saturday, October 26th
City of Albuquerque Open Space Division Open Space/Restoration Cleanup

Help the City of Albuquerque Open Space Division and the Nicodemus Wilderness Project continue their restoration and cleanup work at the Piedra Lisa Open Space in the Sandia Foothills. Work will include trail maintenance, trash cleanup, graffiti removal and native shrub planting.

Albuquerque 38 Saturday, October 26th
City of Albuquerque Park Management Division Open Space/Restoration Cleanup

General clean up of El Oso Grande Park, with main concentration on playground area. Clean-up, sweep the sidewalks, weed around the picnic tables and weed along the sidewalks.

Albuquerque 15 Saturday, October 26th
Holland's Rose Inc Other

Hospitality House Fall house and grounds clean-up

Albuquerque 8 - 12 Friday, October 25th
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico Other

This is to give a facelift to the Boys & Girls Club by painting, landscaping, cleaning and the potential of giving the Teen center, Technology lab, or Library a complete upgrade.

Albuquerque 30+
Friday, October 25th
Saturday, October 26th
Boys & Girls Clubs of Central New Mexico Other

The Club could use a Fall cleaning and spruce up due to lots of wear and tear during the Summer and throughout the year. Landscaping, painting, clean up and also the potential of building an interior room to separate program areas. We also have the potential of having a company or organization to take a special project on by adopting a room such as the Teen room, Art room, Kitchen area or Technology room by giving it some upgrades.

Rio Rancho 30+
Friday, October 25th
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
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