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 2015 will be on Saturday, October 24.  Interested in volunteering during Make a Difference Day?  Check back here for sign up information coming soon! 

Check-In will be between 9:00-10:00AM. 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.  Painting, weeding, planting, digging, cleaning and moving are all likely projects we'll be helping with. 


Assessment: Make a Difference Day 2014

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

Assessment: Make a Difference Day 2013 

  • 422 volunteers 
  • 35 project sites

Assessment: Make a Difference Day 2012

  • 700 volunteers
  • 50 groups

Thanks to Nucor Steel & Student Life for their financial assistance with equipment and t-shirts

Assessment: Make a Difference Day 2011

  • 338 students volunteered
  • 96% of participants felt they "made a difference"

MADD Thank You