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ORGANIZATION: People Making a Difference (PMD)

  • A group opportunity. Invite your friends.
  • 98 people are interested
2012 Volunteers Improve Spy Pond Park in Arlington
Arlington, MA

Looking for a variety of hands-on opportunities?

Want to help where you're needed most, at community-based organizations?

Want to work side-by-side with charitably-minded people?

PMD organizes 3-7 hour long, hands-on service projects like cooking, visiting, face painting, improving trails, etc.

Visit PMD's web site for a current list of upcoming projects for individuals on weekends and occasional weeknights.
To learn about upcoming events automatically, you may also join our private e-mail list (1 text-only message per week) at (This is a private list maintained by PMD, so all information is confidential and used only to assist with specific project participation and list maintenance.)

Read Answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) New volunteers find it helpful to understand our policies and rationale.

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.


If you represent a corporate volunteer group, email (or call (*82)1-781-963-0373) for details about our full-service, customized volunteer opportunities that make a real difference and build camaraderie, teamwork, etc. PMD's clients include Blue Cross Blue Shield of MA, Novartis, BNY Mellon, and Dell EMC, who have made blankets for needy children; assembled book folders to help mentors teach struggling children to read; assembled science kits to strengthen basic science education for high schools; cooked and shared meals with frail elders; assembled Braille books to improve literacy of blind people; and other needed activities customized for each corporate volunteer group.

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About People Making a Difference (PMD)


P.O. Box 120189, Greater Boston, MA 02112, US

Mission Statement

Founded in 1992, People Making a Difference through Community Service, Inc. (PMD) promotes responsible volunteerism by involving people in one-day, hands-on, meaningful projects that meet local needs and by assisting select companies in building successful volunteer programs that Produce appreciable results while conserving recipients' limited resources Educate volunteers about broader issues, and Bring people together to make a difference.


PMD organizes 60+ hands-on community service projects each year and posts listings and distributes e-mail announcements describing upcoming projects and volunteer needs.

Visit our web site for upcoming volunteer opportunity dates, times, and descriptions.

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You need only commit to participate for the entire project time span--no dues, no required advance orientation meetings, and no skills assumed. About half of the volunteers of any given PMD project (which involve 12-25 people total) are first-time PMD volunteers, so no need to worry about cliques or not feeling included.

In order to participate, you must register yourself (not freinds, spouses, or children--each individual must register him/her-self) online using the unique zoomernag link listed under HOW in the details for each project. If you cannot register using a desk- or lap-top computer, please call PMD at (*82)1-781-963-0373 for assistance.

After you register online, you will see a confirmation screen and receive a confirmation email message. Then a few days before the project you will be emailed PDF information about what to expect, what to bring, and how to get there (by car and by public transportation).


Education & Literacy
Education & Literacy, Hunger, Seniors


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P.O. Box 120189Greater Boston, MA 02112



  • People 55+
  • Group


  • Arrive on-time & participate for full project span
  • Responsibility, initiative, and positive attitude

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