Make A Difference Day

Make a Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others – a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Everyone can participate. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine, Make a Difference Day is an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October.

Make a Difference Day 2016 will be on Saturday, October 22.  Interested in volunteering during Make a Difference Day?  Check back here for sign up information coming Fall 2016! 

Check-In is held between 9:00-10:00AM. Volunteers please meet in the MUB Commons. Information packets will be distributed and from there, groups will travel to service locations. There will be limited space for volunteers and groups will be placed in order that they register.  Our goal is to place as many volunteers with agencies as we can. Please note that some projects will require that groups drive to the location.

Volunteer projects during the day will vary based on what agencies we are partnering with.  Raking, painting, weeding, planting, digging, cleaning and moving are all likely projects we'll be helping with. 


Assessment: Make a Difference Day 2015

  • 497 students participated
  • 57 different service sites
  • 56 Student Organizations/Residence Halls participated

Assessment: Make a Difference Day 2014

  • 507 students participated
  • 43 different service sites
  • 61 Student Organizations/Residence Halls participated

Highlights from Make a Difference Day 2015...drizzle-fighting, leaf-raking, bag-hauling, and box-packing. For #MichiganTech students, service to others is an everyday-kind-of-thing. #MDDAY

Posted by Michigan Technological University on Sunday, October 25, 2015