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
Sep
28
Sat
Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy National Public Lands Day @ White Point Nature Preserve
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Sign up HERE!

Families will enjoy taking part part in restoring the native garden to benefit local wildlife and the community.

WITHOUT LIMITS Math & English Tutoring Program @ Urban Partners Los Angeles at 1st Unitarian Church of Los Angeles
Sep 28 @ 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)!

Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Fundraiser @ Firefighters Union 372
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance is having a Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane fundraiser to have the irrigation, electrical upgrade, replace the 24 trees. Our main sponsor is Rex Pritchard, President Firefighters 372.

 

Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Fundraiser

Saturday, September 28, 2019

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

Location: Firefighters Union 372

2201 Cherry Avenue

Long Beach, CA 90755

 

Come and enjoy refreshments and Christmas Joy.

RSVP to Maria Norvell, Chair — e-mail to mariabootsy@aol.com or call (562) 427-5021.

Sep
29
Sun
Alive & Running 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention
Sep 29 @ 6:00 am – 10:00 am

Alive & Running 5K Walk/Run for Suicide Prevention is an uplifting, life-affirming event that remembers loved ones lost to suicide while raising funds and awareness for the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center.We have support groups for people who have attempted or lost loved ones to suicide which have been replicated around the nation and world. We train more than 20,000 people each year—including LAPD’s SWAT teams, the FBI, firefighters and other emergency responders—how to recognize and respond to warning signs.

 

200 Volunteers needed on race day — Sunday, September 29, 2019 at 6:00am to 10:00am. Continental breakfast and t-shirt provided.

 

Tasks include: 
•    T-shirt distribution
•    Parking lot attendants
•    Design “Finish Line” posters
•    Water distribution
•    Award distribution
•    Finish line cheerleaders
•    Provide volunteer station relief
•    High School Team assistance
•    Set-up/Clean-up

Alive and Running 5K Walk/Run @ West 88th Street & La Tijera Boulevard Los Angeles, CA 90045
Sep 29 @ 7:00 am – 11:00 am

Alive & Running is an uplifting, life-affirming event that remembers loved ones lost to suicide while raising funds and awareness for the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center.

The first in the nation, the Didi Hirsch Suicide Prevention Center is a national and world leader in training, research and services for people who have thought about, attempted or lost someone to suicide.

Register Today: www.aliveandrunning.org

 

EVENT SCHEDULE
 

6:45 am Same-Day Registration / Check-in
7:30 am Pre-Race Program
7:45 am Warm-up and Stretch
8:00 am 5K Walk/Run Begins!
9:00 am Entertainment
Oct
5
Sat
Clean Air Day
Oct 5 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Date: September 10, 2019

Contact: Mary Simmons

Subject: 100 Volunteers Needed for Clean Air Day Event 

 

​Greetings!

 

AOC7 (Anaheim, Orange, Cherry, 7th Street) neighborhood association is excited to announce that we were awarded the Coalition for California grant and we would love for you to join by volunteering and to "Take The Clean Air Day Pledge" @cleanair.org with us on Saturday, October 5th! We need 100 enthusiastic volunteers who want to help us water and care for 300 trees in our neighborhood. It's going to be a super fun morning watering, pulling weeds and caring for our trees in our little urban forest. This is a family friendly event and no experience is required. We will provide buckets, gloves and all you have to do is wear comfortable clothes and closed to shoes for comfort. We will provide light breakfast and plenty of refreshments. 

 

Check out our Facebook page!

 

 

Event: Clean Air Day (Tree Care)

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019

Time: 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: 1229 Rose Ave (parking lot)

Long Beach, Ca 90813

 

Hope to see you there!

​Please email Mary at msmarys61@hotmail.com or

 

562 758-5751 for more information.

WITHOUT LIMITS Math & English Tutoring Program @ Urban Partners Los Angeles at 1st Unitarian Church of Los Angeles
Oct 5 @ 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)!

Oct
12
Sat
Reading to Kids: October 12, 2019 @ 8 Elementary School in Downtown LA
Oct 12 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Reading to Kids: October 12, 2019 @ 8 Elementary School in Downtown LA

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

To volunteer at our next reading clubs, please visit http://www.readingtokids.org where you'll need to register and RSVP. For more information, please feel free to e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org or call (310) 479-7455.

Our next reading clubs will be held on October 12, 2019 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For exact locations, please visit http://www.readingtokids.org.

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

WITHOUT LIMITS Math & English Tutoring Program @ Urban Partners Los Angeles at 1st Unitarian Church of Los Angeles
Oct 12 @ 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)!

Oct
13
Sun
Captain Ron’s “The Galley Restaurant” Sponsors 11th Annual Home Run for Kids Softball Game @ Palisades Charter High School Baseball Field
Oct 13 @ 10:00 am

Join us for 7 innings of slow-pitch softball at the 11th Annual Home Run for Kids Softball Game! 

Benefitting children with hearing loss.

Teams: Captain Ron's "The Galley Restaurant" vs. Kehillat Israel Temple

Warm-ups begin at 10:00 am
Star-Spangled Banner at 10:55am
Game begins promptly at 11:00 am

Complimentary lunch at the Galley to follow. Significant others and families are welcome to join! Please RSVP for lunch by October 9th to captainschur@gmail.com.

Your donation of $175 will allow you to play softball or sponsor a "Galley Girl" to play in your place. Games are adults only. To sign up, contact Captain Ron Schur at 310.701.5096.

Make checks payable to: NO LIMITS

Please put in memo "Captain Ron Softball"

Mail to: The Galley, Attn: Captain Ron/Softball

2442 Main St., Santa Monica, CA 90405

 

We look forward to seeing you on the field! Thank you for being an MVP for our deaf children and families!

 

Grand Slam for a deaf child: $5,000

This Grand Slam will sponsor a deaf child for one year of services at No Limits, providing individual therapy, parent education, literacy, and so much more!

PURCHASE

 

Home Run for Parent Education: $2,500

Your home run hits is out of the park to provide bi-weekly literacy instruction, helping deaf children learn to read and write.

PURCHASE

 

Base Hit for Parent Education: $1,000

With your base hit contribution, you'll provide weekly parent education to our families!

PURCHASE

 

No Limits Fan: $500

Become a die-hard No Limits fan, giving deaf children and their families vital services they need to succeed.

PURCHASE

 

Play Ball for No Limits: $175

Take your spot in the line up for 7 innings of slow-pitch softball! Your support includes complimentary lunch at the Galley following the game.

PURCHASE

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