Big Sunday happily welcomes you to Our Really Big Community Calendar

We try to include all kinds of volunteering and helping opportunities for all kinds of interests, talents, passions, and ages! As you’ll see, these include volunteering opportunities (one-time and long-term) as well as the chance to support a nonprofit by attending fundraising events. Plus, of course, we include all of Big Sunday’s homegrown events, too! Whoever you are, and whatever you do, there is someone out there who could use your help.

If you have questions about our calendar, or would like to add a listing, please contact calendar@bigsunday.org or submit your event/opportunity via the button below.

Big Sunday Event Giving Opportunity! One-time Volunteer Opportunity Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Jan
18
Sat
WITHOUT LIMITS Math & English Tutoring Program @ Urban Partners Los Angeles at 1st Unitarian Church of Los Angeles
Jan 18 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

For 10 years, Urban Partners LA has hosted WITHOUT LIMITS, a tutoring program for inner-city families at the First Unitarian Church in the heart of Koreatown. In this area of the city many families face significant barriers to education. Local schools are underfunded and overcrowded; home support is limited while parents work 2-3 jobs and struggle to understand their children's homework because English is their 2nd language. We tutor the students every Saturday morning from 10 – Noon; parents enjoy quarterly convivios to learn how to help their children in their studies; families enjoy field trips sponsored by the Sierra Club.
Join our fun (and sometimes wacky!) team of volunteer tutors to help our wonderful, eager-to-learn students grow in their math and reading skills. Want to play hot potato with words or math problems? We try new and different ways to make learning fun! We welcome one and all – give it a try one time and learn what we're all about. Maybe you can donate one weekend a month or you'll want to help out several times a month. We look forward to meeting you and helping you …"to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit" (quote by Nelson Henderson)!

Jan
20
Mon
City of West Hollywood MLK Day of Service @ West Hollywood Elementary School
Jan 20 all-day
City of West Hollywood MLK Day of Service @ West Hollywood Elementary School

Volunteers are needed to help with a school beautification project and perform various landscaping, clean-up, painting, and other beautifying tasks at the school. All tasks involve physical labor and volunteers are expected to be available to work a five-hour shift. Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age to take part and participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and lunch. Space is limited and ADVANCE REGISTRATION is required to volunteer. For more info go to: www.weho.org/volunteer

Jan
23
Thu
Imagine LA Gathering & Homeless Count @ Imagine LA Office
Jan 23 @ 6:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Imagine LA just 9 days from the Metro LA night of the Homeless Count, and the Koreatown Deployment Site still needs 90+ volunteers! Join Imagine LA to volunteer alongside their staff and Board Members during this annual census of LA's homeless neighbors.

Imagine LA Gathering & Homeless Count
Thursday, January 23, 2020
6:30 p.m. – Gathering & dinner @ Imagine LA offices
7:30 p.m. – Walk/drive to local deployment site (0.7 miles)
8:00-11:00 p.m. – Homeless Count volunteering
This volunteer opportunity is open to adults & teens.

Imagine LA Office
672 S. Lafayette Park Place, #28, Los Angeles, CA 90057
Parking and dinner are provided — RSVP required.

Click for more info or to RSVP

Questions or concerns? Contact Brian Rosenbaum, Community Engagement Director, at brian@imaginela.org.

Jan
25
Sat
AHEAD With Horses Work Day @ AHEAD With Horses Forever Home
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
AHEAD With Horses Work Day @ AHEAD With Horses Forever Home

AHEAD With Horses will be having a work day at our new Forever Home location, prepping it for our upcoming move.

Come for as long as you are able, any time between 9-3.

We will have lots of projects to work on, including:
weeding
planting
digging
moving rocks
smoothing out sand
placing marker stakes
repairing fencing
and more!

We will have some gloves and tools, but if you are able to bring your own (such as gloves, shovels, rakes, etc.) it would be helpful. The more people we have, the quicker we will get everything done!

THANK YOU!!!

Plant Trees in the Rancho Neighborhood
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

New street trees are coming to the Rancho neighborhood!

Up to 100 trees will be planted in the neighborhood bounded by:

Mezzanine Way — North

Spring Street — South

Karen Avenue – West

Stevely Avenue — East

Rancho Neighborhood Organization is committed to help plant, water and care for these trees for their first year. 

Come help plant the trees! 

 

Rancho Neighborhood Tree Planting

Saturday, January 25, 2020

9 a.m. – noon

Meeting Location: 3002 Stevely Avenue

Long Beach, CA 90808

 

Volunteers of all ages are welcome at this event to help plant and water these young trees. 

No experience is needed, they will train you.  

 

Can you and/or your organization serve as Water Brigade volunteers to help water the newly planted trees on planting day?

Volunteers are needed to help make sure each tree is deep watered with 15 gallons on planting day to help them get off to a good start.  

 

Can you and/or your organization assist with watering the trees during their first year?  

Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau staff will deliver all the trees and tools on planting day. 

 

The Port of Long Beach and CAL FIRE have provided funding to plant 10,000 trees in Long Beach neighborhoods through 2022.  Residents, businesses and community groups partner with Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau to provide volunteers at the tree planting events. 

 

Public Works will survey the neighborhood for tree planting locations and Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau staff will mail letters to the property owners of all the adjacent sites to notify them that trees will be planted and to provide them with an opportunity to decline them.   

 

Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau staff will deliver all the trees and tools on planting day. 

Rancho Neighborhood Tree Planting “A Tribute to Cliff May”
Jan 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Rancho Neighborhood Organization is excited to plant the trees as a tribute to Cliff May, the architect that designed their homes and neighborhood in the 1950’s and widely recognized as The Father of the California Ranch Home.  Cliff May loved wide open spaces.  No wonder.  A descendant of an early California Spanish family, he was raised on a San Diego ranch.  May is noted for combining the western ranch house and Hispanic hacienda styles with elements of modernism.  His approach called for houses to be built out instead of up, with the continual goal of bringing the outdoors in.  (Source: Doug Kramer’s Rancho Style)

 

Would your group like to be a volunteer partner for this event? 

Volunteers of all ages are welcome at this event to help plant and water these young trees. 

No experience is needed, they will train you!

WITHOUT LIMITS Math & English Tutoring Program @ Urban Partners Los Angeles at 1st Unitarian Church of Los Angeles
Jan 25 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

For 10 years, Urban Partners LA has hosted WITHOUT LIMITS, a tutoring program for inner-city families at the First Unitarian Church in the heart of Koreatown. In this area of the city many families face significant barriers to education. Local schools are underfunded and overcrowded; home support is limited while parents work 2-3 jobs and struggle to understand their children's homework because English is their 2nd language. We tutor the students every Saturday morning from 10 – Noon; parents enjoy quarterly convivios to learn how to help their children in their studies; families enjoy field trips sponsored by the Sierra Club.
Join our fun (and sometimes wacky!) team of volunteer tutors to help our wonderful, eager-to-learn students grow in their math and reading skills. Want to play hot potato with words or math problems? We try new and different ways to make learning fun! We welcome one and all – give it a try one time and learn what we're all about. Maybe you can donate one weekend a month or you'll want to help out several times a month. We look forward to meeting you and helping you …"to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit" (quote by Nelson Henderson)!

Feb
1
Sat
WITHOUT LIMITS Math & English Tutoring Program @ Urban Partners Los Angeles at 1st Unitarian Church of Los Angeles
Feb 1 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

For 10 years, Urban Partners LA has hosted WITHOUT LIMITS, a tutoring program for inner-city families at the First Unitarian Church in the heart of Koreatown. In this area of the city many families face significant barriers to education. Local schools are underfunded and overcrowded; home support is limited while parents work 2-3 jobs and struggle to understand their children's homework because English is their 2nd language. We tutor the students every Saturday morning from 10 – Noon; parents enjoy quarterly convivios to learn how to help their children in their studies; families enjoy field trips sponsored by the Sierra Club.
Join our fun (and sometimes wacky!) team of volunteer tutors to help our wonderful, eager-to-learn students grow in their math and reading skills. Want to play hot potato with words or math problems? We try new and different ways to make learning fun! We welcome one and all – give it a try one time and learn what we're all about. Maybe you can donate one weekend a month or you'll want to help out several times a month. We look forward to meeting you and helping you …"to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit" (quote by Nelson Henderson)!

Feb
8
Sat
READING TO KIDS: 2/8/2020 Reading Clubs @ 8 Elementary Schools, Los Angeles, CA 90006
Feb 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
READING TO KIDS: 2/8/2020 Reading Clubs @ 8 Elementary Schools, Los Angeles, CA 90006

Volunteers must be 18 or older to volunteer with Reading to Kids.

Reading to Kids organizes monthly reading clubs on the second Saturday of every month from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at eight downtown Los Angeles elementary schools. Pairs of volunteers read aloud to small groups of students (typically between 4 and 6 children per group) in a fun environment.

To volunteer at our next reading clubs, please visit http://www.readingtokids.org where you'll need to register and RSVP.

Our next reading clubs will be held on 2/8/2020 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For exact locations, please visit http://www.readingtokids.org.

Family Volunteer Days at George F. Canyon @ 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East Rolling Hills Estates, CA90274
Feb 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us at George F Canyon Nature Center every 3rd Saturday from 10am to 11am for a fun volunteer day for the whole family! Volunteers will learn about environmental stewardship while engaging in fun activities in our demonstration garden. Great for all ages!

Requirements: Children under the age of 15 must come with parent supervision. All participants are required to wear close-toed shoes and outdoor appropriate clothing. Seeking families!

How it Works

You can SEARCH by scrolling through the Months or by selecting different Categories or Tag functions. For a totally different view, try the Posterboard or Stream options! Feel free to submit an item for the calendar by clicking the “Submit Your Event / Opportunity” button above at the right-hand side of the page. Questions? Email calendar@bigsunday.org.