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Phone: *82,1-781-963-03
P.O. Box 120189
Massachusetts 02112
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Target demographics: motivated people volunteer to help the neediest, community-based charities in organized groups

Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: make cozy "no sew" fleece blankets for needy kids or assemble educational materials developing school readiness for preschool students

Geographic areas served: Greater Boston

Programs: organized one-time, hands-on volunteer projects for individuals, partnerships with businesses to promote effective community involvement, and training and assistance to nonprofit leaders seeking quality volunteer management.

People Making a Difference® (PMD) seeks to create a world in which people and businesses are socially aware and engaged in their communities such that they approach volunteerism by learning about problems and needs, becoming familiar with local charities that are working to address them, volunteering, and providing other needed resources to make a difference. Our vision is for everyone to be able to volunteer productively a few days a year so that together we make a real difference throughout the year while learning important things along the way.
During the past 22 years, PMD has engaged more than 7,300 volunteers in 1,000+ service projects helping 132 community-based charities.
In 2012, we moved our physical office and tools to a permanent location in Randolph, but we still serve Greater Boston.

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I travel a lot for work, but still like to contribute to the community in which I live and PMD makes that incredibly easy. On my own, I wouldn't have had time to seek out the variety of volunteer opportunities they offer, and all for other organizations! The projects I've participated in have ... more »
I had a great experience with PMD! Working in a kitchen is always chaotic and we were using brand new recipes, but Lori is a great leader and showed us exactly what to do. She was always cheerful even though it was an early start, and she organized us to get the meal out much quicker than we thought... more »
I really appreciate the volunteer service provided by People Making a Difference at Fresh Pond Reservation in Cambridge. PMD does its homework with me to make sure that I have a substantial project that will engage the skills and abilities of its volunteers, help them to understand how the work is ... more »
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