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Welcome Volunteers! Search this year's Make A Difference Day projects

How to sign-up for a project:
  • View the projects below to find one that fits your interests 
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    NOTE: Any projects marked RESERVED are not available for general registration at this time. 

    Interested in signing up a team? Click Here for step-by-step instructions

    Questions: Contact Shyla Letizia at or (970) 407-7038

    United We Strengthen Our Community





    Starts:Monday, October 22, 2018

    Ends:Monday, October 29, 2018

    From:08:00 AM

    Frequency: Daily

    A Little Help is a grassroots non-profit organization whose mission is connecting neighbors to help seniors thrive! This is our kickoff event, launching A Little Help in Northern Colorado, and we are excited to be working with United Way Make a Difference Day.

    For this event, volunteers of all ages will meet at Edora Park, near the tennis courts at the SW entrance, off E. Stuart St. Registration, coffee and donuts begin at 8:00am on Saturday, October 20th. After introductions, including a Mayoral Proclamation, we will be divided into teams. Each team will be given the name/addresses of home owners requesting assistance with yard clean up, raking, and/or outside window washing (first floor). Work should be completed by 12:00pm.

    At noon, all participants are invited to join the A Little Help kickoff party at Odell Brewing Company (800 East Lincoln Ave., Fort Collins, CO 80524) for food, drinks, music and fun!

    Once again the Phantom 4 Miler race is back to bring a fun, family, and dog friendly Halloween themed morning to benefit homeless animals. This year's run/walk features a fun venue, great 4 mile course, post-race hot breakfast and beer from presenting sponsor The Biergarten at Anheuser Busch, live music, and sponsor and vendor booths. Proceeds benefit Animal House Rescue & Grooming and Fort Collins Cat Rescue & Spay/Neuter Clinic! The race starts and finishes at The Biergarten in Fort Collins, where participants will enjoy panoramic views of the foothills. All volunteers will receive an event t-shirt and a ticket to enjoy breakfast after your shift. Help is needed with:
    -7:00-9:30 AM Race Registration
    -8:30-11:00 AM Breakfast Ticket Distribution
    -8:30-11:30 AM Beer Token Distribution
    -8:00-10:30 AM Water Station
    -8:00-11:00 AM Course Marshaling
    -8:30-11:00 AM Finish Line Area

    Boys & Girls Clubs of Larimer County

    From 10/25/2018 to 10/25/2018

    Lights On After School

    Help us with the 19th Annual Lights On After School Boys & Girls Clubs events!

    We need volunteers that would like to help us complete a painting, cleaning, organizing job at our Harmony Village Club unit!

    Come help make a difference in the lives of those who we help. We are a homeless and emergency shelter that serves men, women and families and we could use your help to spruce up our place to make it a safer place for our residents, families and guests.
    Volunteers will be helping us with the light maintenance task in our day room/resident dorms as well as assist with outside landscaping projects that will improve our appearance to all that come here.
    Volunteers should come dress appropriately for the weather, and are welcome to bring their own work gloves and a water bottle. We will provide all the tools necessary for each project.

    City of FC-The Farm at Lee Martinez Park

    From 10/22/2018 to 10/22/2018

    Farm fall cleanup

    Cleanup at The Farm including painting, raking, and general cleanup

    City of FC-The Farm at Lee Martinez Park

    From 10/22/2018 to 10/22/2018

    Treatsylvania Prep!

    The Farm staff needs help preparing for its annual Trick or Treat Street - Treatsylvania. Volunteers will help by stuffing treat bags with vendors coupons, prepare volunteer treat bags, organize candy for distribution, and help get the barn ready!

    City of FC-The Farm at Lee Martinez Park

    From 10/26/2018 to 10/28/2018


    The Farm is looking for people 16 years and older to dress in a non-scary costume to fulfill a variety of tasks. You may be handing out candy, directing foot traffic throughout the Trick or Treat street, helping participants on and off the hayride, or even handing out cookies. Volunteers must commit to the entire shift. This volunteer opportunity is not conducive to arriving or leaving after the shift begins or before it ends.

    Get creative turning the Northside Aztlan Community Center into Hogwarts!
    We'll provide the decorating materials-you provide the creativity.

    City of Fort Collins- Community Services

    From 10/19/2018 to 10/20/2018

    Hogwarts Halloween

    Hogwarts Halloween is a community event for families with kids in K-8 grade. The Northside Aztlan Community Center is closed to the public and is transformed in to different parts of Hogwarts and the world of Harry Potter. Hands-on activities include,
    magical classes, shops in Diagon Alley, Quidditch play, wizards chess, a stroll through the Forbidden Forrest, refreshments at the three broom sticks and more!

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