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People Making a Difference (PMD)

Nominated for: BEST Local Charity

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People Making a Difference (PMD) organizes one-time, hands-on volunteer projects for individuals, partners with businesses to promote effective community involvement, and trains and assists nonprofit leaders in quality volunteer management.
PMD’s award winning, well planned service projects engage volunteers in meaningful, hands-on work that effectively meets real needs and educates volunteers about the context of their work. Participants consistently feel energized and motivated from making a difference as PMD volunteers. Opportunities listed one month in advance at http://www.pmd.org/events.phtml
PMD also partners with businesses to identify clear community service goals and objectives and then to develop appropriate employee volunteer opportunities. PMD’s services ranges from research and project development to complete planning and full-service execution so that employers need only recruit participants.

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jrblackmon on July 1, 2013

No extended time commitments make it really easy to fit volunteering into your schedule and you'll feel so much better for doing so! There is something for everyone from trail work to nutrition/cooking to kids - check it out!!

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San R. on June 27, 2013

For several years, PMD has made it possible for busy people to contribute their time and heart to many worthy but under-resourced charities. PMD also invests in the volunteer capacity of Greater Boston through trainings, collaborations, and supporting Directors of Volunteer Administrators (DOVA). PMD & its founder & executive director Lori Tsuruda are an amazing resource for the nonprofit community here!

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Nrg on June 7, 2013

This is the best way to have a great time doing needed work!

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Emma L. 1 day ago

A Long-Runner that provides meaningful volunteer experiences and really does makes a difference.

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Phil W. on July 18, 2014

One day service projects of all sorts. Check it out if you're local to Boston.

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Chris D. on July 16, 2014

Great people working with/for great causes.

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Kristina B. on July 26, 2013

i have been volunteering with PMD off and on since 2000. Great organization that allows for one day projects!

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Melissa K. on July 26, 2013

Making a difference locally!

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Sarah D. on July 26, 2013

Well organized, one day community service projects with great instruction and guidance throughout the project

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Sara S. on July 26, 2013

What a terrific organization! I've volunteered with PMD over the years and always appreciated how organized they are. You are NEVER left standing around waiting to do stuff!

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