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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 Category Description Citysort icon Volunteers Needed Project Dates Other Dates
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
Holland's Rose Inc Other

Hospitality House Fall house and grounds clean-up

Albuquerque 8 - 12 Friday, October 25th
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
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
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
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
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).
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
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
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.
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
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