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
CNM Community College Center for Community Programs and Projects CNM Community College Main Campus Clean up Service Project including grafitti removal, power washing, weed removal, cigarette butt clean up, painting and whatever is needed to make our campus sparkle! Cleaning Albuquerque 100
Crossroads for Women Crossroads for Women needs 1-3 face painters for our annual Halloween Party. Some basic artistic skills needed along with willingness and ability to engage children in this activity. Special Event Support Albuquerque 1-3
Crossroads for Women Host a winter coat drive for kids ages 3 mo's-16 years old. Help distribute your collection of winter gear to children at our annual Halloween party. Collection Drive Albuquerque 2-4
Cuidando Los Niños Cuidando Los Niños (CLN) is in need of the following items: Diapers, sizes 3-5, Nitrile exam gloves, size L, hygienic items, kid-friendly arts supplies and copy paper. Collection Drive Albuquerque 0
Deptartment of Senior Affairs/Home Chores Painting ext home and light yardwork,cutting weeds and raking.Senior Affairs will supply all materials Painting Albuquerque 15-20 volunteers
East Mountain High School EMHS is holding an Elementary Science Day for students on Friday, 10/22. Adults could help by coming up with one interesting demonstration and contacting EMHS in advance to arrange to present it. Other Albuquerque 4 - 6
Enlace Comunitario Enlace Comunitario needs volunteers to help set up for our Ten Year Anniversary Celebration and to help us at the event from 6pm to 9pm. Special Event Support Albuquerque 10-15
Fabulous Felines Collecting cat food and supplies, such as litter, paper plates, paper towels etc. to be delivered to Tullivers Pet Shop on Oct. 23rd between 11am and 2pm. Collection Drive Albuquerque Open
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
Interfaith Hospitality Network of Albuquerque put up storage shelves for guest supplies, organize resource/training area for guests Home Improvement Albuquerque 3-5
Keshet Dance Company KDC needs help sewing costumes for the performance of Nutcracker on the Rocks. Volunteers with sewing experience are preferred, but most tasks will be sewing basics that can be quickly learned. Special Event Support Albuquerque 10
La Buena Vida, Inc. Painting waiting rooms and hallway. PLEASE NOTE - THIS PROJECT IS IN BERNALILLO NM. Painting Rio Rancho 2+
La Plazita Institute Assisting community elders with landscaping and home maintenance projects Home Improvement Albuquerque Open
La Plazita Institute Harvesting and cleanup at La Plazita Gardens. Landscaping Albuquerque Open
Mandy's Special Farm for Women with Autism Be lead by a professional tailor to reupholster and update our living room furniture. Other Albuquerque 6-8
Martineztown House Weed flower bed along side side of building. Repair automatic drip system for flower bed. Replace wood chips Landscaping Albuquerque 4
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
Metropolitan Homelessness Project Donation drive to collect items needed for emergency shelter. Travel-size toiletries Towels Twin-size sheets Socks, underwear Jackets Computers Collection Drive Albuquerque Anybody who wishes to donate. people to organize a collection drive
Morning Star House Assisting with person working on repairing leaks in the roof and to move program property at 1410 San Pedro NE to 8524 Trumbull SE Other Albuquerque 8-10
NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) ABQ, Westside and UNM Department of Psychiatry Parking cars and directing traffice before event and clean up after event/reception. Special Event Support Albuquerque 4-6
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