June 1 - 9, 2024

Make a Difference Week

A Week of Global Restoration Action Hosted by the Society for Ecological Restoration

Make a Difference Week Is Held in Conjunction With:

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Get Involved

Make a Difference Week, hosted by the Society for Ecological Restoration (SER), is an annual week of global restoration action where individuals and organizations from around the world host and participate in local volunteer restoration events. Through Make a Difference Week, everyone, everywhere has a chance to positively impact their local communities by engaging in hands-on restoration projects.

There are two ways to get involved with Make a Difference Week — either by hosting a volunteer restoration event during the week, or by volunteering with a local restoration event near you. Learn more about how to get involved below.

Make a Difference Week aligns with World Environment Day, which is held under the motto of “Accelerating Land Restoration, Drought Resilience & Desertification Progress” this year. We welcome you to consider registering your MADW2024 event as part of WED as well.

To date, 397 restorative events have been hosted as part of Make a Difference Week!

If you would like to get more involved with Make a Difference Week, you can also do so as an Outreach Volunteer! Please review this information and reach out to Keith (keith@ser.org) if you have any questions, or to express your interest.

Watch the MADW2024 Information Session!

Host an Event

Interested in hosting a volunteer restoration event as part of this year’s Make a Difference Week? Get started by registering your event here.

Find an Event

Interested in volunteering with a restoration event near you during the week? Explore our interactive directory of events and plan your participation in this year’s Make a Difference Week.

Local Restoration Action With a Global Impact

Launched by SER in conjunction with the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration, Make a Difference Week aims to make a positive ecological impact at the global scale through collective local action. Since 2021, Make a Difference Week event hosts and volunteers have engaged in a wide variety of restorative activities within a diverse array of ecosystems, doing everything from removing invasive species to collecting native seeds.

Explore the Impact


Thank you to our supporting SER Chapters and Student Associations!

SER Australasia
SER Ibero America and Caribbean
SER Europe
SER Africa
SER Asia Networking Group
SER Eastern Canada
SER Western Canada
SER Rocky Mountains
SER Mid-Atlantic
SER Midwest-Great Lakes
SER Northwest
SER UNED University of Costa Rica
SER University of Victoria
SER Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue