Make a Difference Day 2010

Albuquerque and Rio Rancho

October 22nd and 23rd, 2010 (Friday and Saturday)

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. The Center for Nonprofit Excellence at United Way of Central New Mexico is supporting the Make a Difference Day volunteer team.

Be one of over 4,000 volunteers or 300 nonprofit organizations participating in the 2010 local Make a Difference Day. Register a volunteer project to have the project added to the list below. Volunteer teams can sign up after September 13. To sign up a volunteer team simply open the relevant listing below and follow the instructions to fulfill a project. Questions: Teresa Branom 505 845-4088 or

Organization Name Description Work Neededsort icon City Number of Volunteers Needed
Susan's Legacy Prepare/pack hygiene bags which will be given to the women that we serve and other individuals at events serving the homeless. Collection Drive Albuquerque 0-15
Martineztown House set up a copy of Access Database form for the FY 2010-11. Program is installed. We used the form the prior FY. General Office Tasks Albuquerque 1
Adaptive Ski Program Pre-Season Organizing: includes supplies inventory, update forms, filing, print new directory, etc. General Office Tasks Albuquerque 3
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Albuquerque put up storage shelves for guest supplies, organize resource/training area for guests Home Improvement Albuquerque 3-5
La Plazita Institute Assisting community elders with landscaping and home maintenance projects Home Improvement Albuquerque Open
Bernalillo County Council of PTAs Clothing Bank We need 4 wood containers made for collecting clothing in businesses that have offered to be collection points for the PTA Clothing Bank. Home Improvement Albuquerque 8
Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails The Girls Scouts of New Mexico Trails need volunteers to help us improve our council office. Volunteers and Girl Scouts access our council office to host sleepovers, troop meeting and training. Landscaping Albuquerque 15
Talking Talons Youth Leadership Define the sides of a trail that goes around our bird barn with recycled edging materials (tires) Landscaping Albuquerque 5
Talking Talons Youth Leadership Assemble community garden boxes used to educate the public at our facility about different plants and ecosystems. Landscaping Albuquerque 5
Ronald McDonald House Charities of NM pull weeds,trim our bushes and clean the parking lot. They will spread and pick up cat litter on oil spills, trim flower beds,water pots and clean up and maintance of playground. Landscaping Albuquerque 25 maximum
All Faiths Receiving Home Mow and edge grass-operate aerator-light trimming of trees and bushes-rake yard-spread gravel. Landscaping Albuquerque 8 to 12
Martineztown House Weed flower bed along side side of building. Repair automatic drip system for flower bed. Replace wood chips Landscaping Albuquerque 4
Outcomes, Inc. Replace wooden fence that's approximately 61 ft. x 46 ft. Old fence needs to be removed. Landscaping Albuquerque Open
La Plazita Institute Harvesting and cleanup at La Plazita Gardens. Landscaping Albuquerque Open
A New Day Youth & Family ( Safe Home) Clear away debris and pull weeds in the back yard. Weed the front as well. This is the area that the kids use for volleyball and basketball. Landscaping Albuquerque 4-5 volunteers
Albuquerque Rose Society Garden survey. The Albuquerque Rose Garden displays 1200 roses. We need to do a bed by bed survey of the rose varieties, plant health and signage. Landscaping Albuquerque 12
Albuquerque Rose Society Add mulch to a new rose bed. Landscaping Albuquerque 6
ARCA Working in the beautiful part of Corrales at an organic farm. Yes some weed pulling will be involved but we have a lot of fun doing that!! Landscaping Albuquerque 10-15
Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, Inc. Landscape maintenance, pulling weeds, raking gravel, sweeping sidewalks and the like. Landscaping Albuquerque 6-8
Project Share Inc Hope's Half Acre Needs Volunteers to spread manure over the garden and dig it in on Oct 23rd. Landscaping Albuquerque 8-10
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