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Review for People Making a Difference (PMD), Boston, MA, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

If you can't commit to a regular schedule of volunteering -- or just haven't settled on a particular kind of volunteering that appeals do you -- PMD's ongoing series of one-day projects at nonprofits throughout the Boston area is a great way to spend some time doing some good for the community and getting to know who's offering what services and why (and what help they might need).

Role:  Volunteer

Review for People Making a Difference (PMD), Boston, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

If you want to give back to the community and aren't sure where or your schedule doesn't permit a solid time commitment -- or if you just like variety or want to spread your support around -- PMD offers great one-day-at-a-time volunteer opportunities.

For organizations, if you have a well-defined task which needs a one-day boost in your available manpower to accomplish, PMD can bring in an enthusiastic group of volunteers who really want to learn about your mission and contribute to your success.

PMD has been in continuous operation for over 25 years. That speaks to their efficiency, organizing success, and their value to both those groups. I am delighted to be a financial supporter as well as an occasional volunteer -- they are one of the few groups that make being an "occasional" volunteer possible and practical.

Role:  Donor

Review for People Making a Difference (PMD), Boston, MA, USA

Rating: 5 stars   Featured Review

PMD provides a wonderful outlet for those who want to volunteer but can't commit to doing so on a regular schedule, and/or who have not selected (or do not want to narrow themselves to) a single specific cause. And it provides a wonderful resource for organizations which need a burst of reliable manpower for a specific task.

It can also be a great way to learn about organizations operating in the area, and the causes they support. if you *are* shopping around for a longer-term volunteering gig.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

... have trouble thinking of something that needed to change. Though it might be nice if they were funded better; I think that's the main factor limiting what they can accomplish. (I'm already making a sizable contribution each year. Which is itself a serious endorsement.)

Would you volunteer for this group again?


For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?


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Role:  Volunteer