Make a Difference Day 2015

Make a Difference Day is Saturday, October 24 – and there are many different ways to get involved in helping out in your community! 2015 marks the 24th year of Make a Difference Day, which has become the largest national day of community service. Join millions of Americans on this day in making a difference in the lives of those in need.

Looking for an opportunity to volunteer?

General (nationwide) searchable databases:

Events calendars and lists of volunteer opps for major metro areas in Washington:

Service projects with fellow WSC AmeriCorps members:

  • Bellingham: join Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) in helping plant native plants at Sunset Pond/Squalicum Creek from 9am-noon. You’ll need waterproof shoes and work clothes; light snacks will be provided. Park in the lot west of K-Mart just off Sunset Drive, and look for tent and signs near James Street. NSEA shuttles will go to and from restoration site. Questions, contact Rae Edwards at (360) 778-7105, redwards@cob.org.
  • DuPont area: Nisqually Land Trust (NLT) will be doing weed control and plant placement along Red Salmon Creek from 9am-noon in preparation for an upcoming planting event. Bring your rain gear and work clothes. NLT will provide gloves, hand tools and light refreshments. Contact Claire Cook for directions.
  • Pacific County: the Pacific County Resiliency Corps has two events you can help out with in Raymond and South Bend:
  • Yakima: the American Red Cross chapter in Yakima could use your help with installing smoke detectors for residents in need. The event runs through Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm on both days. Pre-register for the event at http://redcrossnw.org/home-fire-campaign.