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 Namesort icon Description Work Needed City Number of Volunteers Needed
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
Adaptive Ski Program Pre-Season Organizing: includes supplies inventory, update forms, filing, print new directory, etc. General Office Tasks Albuquerque 3
Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice Paint walls in our kitchen and two bathrooms. Painting Albuquerque open
Albuquerque Center for Peace and Justice Strip and wax the floor in our peace hall. Cleaning Albuquerque 1 or 2
Albuquerque Children's Water Festival Each year 1,000 fourth grade students attend this event to learn about the water through hands-on activities. Volunteers act as a guides for student groups and can participate one day or two. Special Event Support Albuquerque 5 each day
Albuquerque Christian Childrens Home Cleaning windows inside and out. Depending on the size of the group there are various other jobs that could be set up. Cleaning Albuquerque 10-20
Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, Inc. Collection drive for socks (new), hygiene items (sanitary napkins and the like) and toiletries, including lotion. Collection Drive Albuquerque 20
Albuquerque Health Care for the Homeless, Inc. Landscape maintenance, pulling weeds, raking gravel, sweeping sidewalks and the like. Landscaping Albuquerque 6-8
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
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
All Faiths Receiving Home Paint and stain around windows and doors. Stain porch supports and bus stop cover. Paint curb yellow. Painting Albuquerque 6 to 8
Alta Mira Specialized Family Services Alta Mira Arts, a new program, needs volunteers to photograph art produced by people with developmental disabilities and to help the artists to practice talking about their art to prospective buyers. Tutoring/Education/Reading Albuquerque 2 - 4
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
BCCPTA Clothing Bank The BCCPTA Clothing Bank clothes students in need ~from K to 12 grade throughout APS. We are in need of a Clothing Drive collecting gently used clothing, new socks and underwear and coats. Collection Drive Albuquerque Varies on size of drive being held
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
Bethel Community Storehouse Package food for their food pantry. Other Albuquerque 12
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central NM We would love to have a group donate some candy and candy bags to pass out to the kids at the event, we would need between 250-300 bags with candy in each. Thank you! Special Event Support Albuquerque 5-10
Big Brothers Big Sisters Park Big Brothers Big Sisters park located on 17th Street in North Hills, Rio Rancho. Install tables, help w/patio, pull weeds, restore paths for ADA park. Open Space/Restoration Cleanup Rio Rancho 30+
Children's Cancer Fund of New Mexico (CCFNM) CCFNM provides toys year round to children with cancer to help minimize the trauma of painful procedures like spinal taps. You can make a difference by conducting your own toy drive! Collection Drive Albuquerque No limit
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