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
24
Thu
Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count / Greater Wilshire @ Hope Lutheran Church
Jan 24 @ 8:00 pm – 11:45 pm

We need volunteers for the Greater Wilshire / Hancock Park area. This is a visual-only count done mostly by car in teams of 2-4, usually one person drives, one counts, and one takes notes. It is a great and easy way to get involved and make a real difference! In order to volunteer please follow the link provided below to sign up on the Greater Los Angeles Homeless Count website:


https://www.theycountwillyou.org/greater_wilshire_count

Jan
26
Sat
Neighborhood Tree Planting in Alamitos Beach
Jan 26 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

I am happy to share that new street trees are coming to the Alamitos Beach neighborhood!

  

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

 

4th Street –- North

 

Broadway –- South

 

Orange Avenue — East

 

Alamitos Avenue -– West

 

Alamitos Beach Tree and Flower Garden Party Club is committed to help plant, water and care for these trees for their first year. 

 

Come help plant the trees!  The trees will be planted to help commemorate the 25th anniversary of the firstAlamitos Beach Memorial Trees Project when neighbors began working together in 1994 to plant street trees to remember treasured neighbors who have passed away. 

 

Alamitos Beach Memorial Trees – 25th Anniversary Neighborhood Tree Planting

 

Saturday, January 26, 2019

9 a.m. – noon

Meeting Location: Long Beach Senior Center

1150 E. 4th Street

(Meet at the Orange Avenue entrance to the parking lot)

Long Beach, CA 90802

 

 

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, we will train you.  

WITHOUT LIMITS Math & English Tutoring Program @ Urban Partners Los Angeles at 1st Unitarian Church of Los Angeles
Jan 26 @ 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
Fri
Field & Nursery Intern @ Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am
Field & Nursery Intern @ Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy | Rolling Hills Estates | California | United States

Field & Nursery Interns will work under the direction of the Stewardship Manager to assist with a variety of habitat restoration projects. Work can be conducted on the preserves or at the native plant nursery. Tasks vary greatly and can include aiding in the management of nature preserves, planting native species, invasive plant control, native seed collection, plant identification, and plant propagation.
Requirements
• currently 18 years or older • interest in horticulture, native plant gardening, or restoration ecology • familiarity with coastal sage srub native plants and animals • ability to do substantial amounts of strenuous work in the field • ability to work independently

Native Garden Intern @ White Point Nature Education Center and Preserve
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am
Native Garden Intern @ White Point Nature Education Center and Preserve | Los Angeles | California | United States

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy (PVPLC) manages over 1600 acres of open space on the Palos Verdes Peninsula, and two nature centers with native plant demonstration gardens. The PVPLC engages volunteers in the development and maintenance of native plant gardens in order to demonstrate how gardening with native plants is beneficial for the environment. The Native Plant Garden Intern will work under the direction of the Garden Manager to learn about native plant gardening practices to enhance the visual aesthetic of the White Point Native Plant Garden. Tasks will include weeding, pruning, mulching, trail repairs, and planting shrubs. All skills will be taught by the Garden Manager and tools and gloves will be provided.
REQUIREMENTS • Currently 18 years or older • Interest in horticulture, native plant gardening, or restoration ecology • Ability to work outdoors all day, lift 40 pounds, and use hand tools • Willing to work in a team and individually

Restoration Program Intern @ Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am
Restoration Program Intern @ Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy | Rolling Hills Estates | California | United States

Description
A restoration program intern will work under the direction of the Volunteer Coordinator to help lead Outdoor Volunteer Days held every Saturday at various preserves and help maintain and monitor restoration projects. Tasks will include monitoring restoration sites prior to volunteer days, non-native, and native plant identification, restoration task leadership during events, leadership support at special events, and surveys of high-priority restoration projects during the week
Requirements
• currently 18 years or older • demonstrated leadership skills and works well with volunteers • interest in biology, native plant gardening, or restoration ecology • ability to do substantial amounts of strenuous work in the field • ability to work independently

Trail Intern @ Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy
Feb 1 @ 9:00 am
Trail Intern @ Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy | Rolling Hills Estates | California | United States

Trail Interns will work under the direction of the Stewardship Manager and Field Operations Specialist to assist with a variety of trail repair and trail maintenance projects. Work will be conducted on the nature preserves and work sites will vary daily. Tasks include data collection, trail engineering, and adaptive management of our 40 miles of trails to promote responsible recreation and patron safety.

Requirements • currently 18 years or older • interest in trail management, hiking,, recreation, habitat restoration ecology • ability to do substantial amounts of strenuous work in the field and hike several miles per day • ability to work independently • weekends available

Feb
2
Sat
WITHOUT LIMITS Math & English Tutoring Program @ Urban Partners Los Angeles at 1st Unitarian Church of Los Angeles
Feb 2 @ 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
9
Sat
READING TO KIDS: February 9, 2019
Feb 9 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
READING TO KIDS: February 9, 2019 @ Los Angeles | California | United States

READING TO KIDS: February 9, 2019 Reading Clubs

Reading to Kids organize 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 February 9, 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.

Family Volunteer Days at George F. Canyon @ 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East Rolling Hills Estates, CA90274
Feb 9 @ 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!

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