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
Feb
27
Sat
Insane Inflatable 5K in Pomona @ Pomona Fairplex
Feb 27 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Insane Inflatable 5K in Pomona @ Pomona Fairplex | Fresno | California | United States

Do you love the show Wipe Out? Come volunteer for the Insane Inflatable 5K with the American Cancer Society! You will receive a volunteer crew t-shirt, lunch and snacks and access to the Insane Midway for games and activities. The American Cancer Society's Relay For Life is the charity of choice for this event and will receive a donation for providing volunteers! Volunteers must be 18+ years old – bring your friends and have an insanely fun time! For more information or to sign up, contact Sophia Martini (sophia.martini@cancer.org) or 925-451-8189.

Apr
30
Sun
Foothill 5K Challenge @ Glendale Sports Complex
Apr 30 all-day

Find out if you have what it takes to tackle the San Gabriel foothills at the 4th annual Foothill 5K Challenge, benefiting Back on My Feet Greater Los Angeles! Participants are welcome to run or hike the course and enjoy the spectacular 360 degree views of the San Gabriel Mountains.

VOLUNTEERS ARE ALSO NEEDED – COME FOR FREE!!

WHEN

Sunday, April 30, 2017

  • 7:00 a.m. – Facility opens to all participants
  • 7:00 a.m. – Packet pick-up and race-day registration open
  • 7:30 a.m. – Race-day registration closes
  • 8:00 a.m. – Packet pick-up closes
  • 8:15 a.m. – Event start time
  • 9:30 a.m. – Awards to top three male and female finishers

WHERE

Glendale Sports Complex
2200 Fern Lane
Glendale, CA 91208

BENEFICIARY

Back on My Feet is committed to building a stronger and healthier community. The Foothill 5K Challenge supports Back on My Feet's services to increase self-sufficiency among individuals experiencing homelessness and periods of transition. Learn about their mission and impact here. In 2017, Back on My Feet hopes to raise $35,000 for Back on My Feet Greater Los Angeles. Visit the website to see their progress leading up to the race!

AWARDS

Awards will be give to the top three overall male and female finishers.

1st place: Run With Us shoe fitting package valued at $150
2nd place: Run With Us goody bag valued at $80
3rd place: $40 Run With Us gift certificate

POST-RACE PARTY

Celebrate your accomplishment at the official Golden Road Brewing Co. post-race party! Select beers will be only $5, and 15% of proceeds from all sales will benefit Back on My Feet! The post-race party will begin at 10 am. and end at 2 pm. Golden Road is located at 5410 W. San Fernando Road in Los Angeles, just 5 quick miles from the Glendale Sports Complex.

PACKET PICK UP

Packet pick up will be available at Run With Us on Saturday, April 9, from 12 pm. until 7 pm. Run With Us is located at 235 N. Lake Ave. in Pasadena. Race-day packet pick up will also be available at the Glendale Sports Complex from 7 am. to 8 am. Note: Race shirts guaranteed for first 500 registrants.

Jun
10
Sun
Students Run LA Presents The UnitedLA 5K @ Griffith Park
Jun 10 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am
Students Run LA Presents The UnitedLA 5K @ Griffith Park  | Los Angeles | California | United States

Students Run LA (SRLA) is bringing together alumni and runners from across Los Angeles for an easy, flat 5K course around the Griffith Park Golf Course. Walkers and runners of all levels are encouraged.

Following the 5K, enjoy a post-race picnic, DJ, and time with some of SRLA's longest serving volunteers.

All proceeds support Students Run LA.

SRLA creates a safe, supportive community at 180+ public schools across Greater Los Angeles, welcoming more than 3,000 students of all backgrounds and abilities to train alongside their volunteer mentors to complete the Los Angeles Marathon. Through this life-changing experience, students discover their best selves and learn how to make plans for the future.

Each year, students become active 10+ hours a week; 95+% of the students who attempt the Marathon, finish it; and 95+% of SRLA seniors graduate from high school with plans to attend college the following fall, with 2/3 being the first in their families to do so. Students also incorporate healthy living in their daily lives with 87% continuing to exercise after SRLA ends.
Join SRLA alumni and your favorite LA run crews for a 5K race.

Dec
15
Sat
2018 Tikim Filipino Food Fun Run @ Los Angeles Historic Park
Dec 15 all-day
2018 Tikim Filipino Food Fun Run @ Los Angeles Historic Park | Los Angeles | California | United States

Race day is coming up and we still need more volunteers. We're on the lookout for people to help with some of the below. Not all races need all areas, but this is a general idea on where you may be assigned the morning of the race:

Parking Direction

Positioned near and at the entry to designated parking areas to direct athletes, attendees and other volunteers to correct parking areas, registration area and event plaza.

Water Stations Along the Course

Fill cups of water at water stations along course. Maintain filled water cups for runners/walkers as needed. Clean up post race, throwing all empty water cups into trash receptacles.

Food & Beverage Tables

Cut bananas, oranges and bagels as well as set up tables. Additionally, hand out to runners and walkers before and after they run/walk.

Course Direction & cheer stations

Positioned at various key points along the course, volunteers will point or holds signs to keep runners/walkers on the proper course. Cheer the runners and walkers on as they participate in the race.

Course Worker

Assist with the set-up and breakdown of course by removal of cones, signs, course water tables and containers of water.

Event Day Registration

Welcome athletes, collect registration information, distribute race packets, race t-shirts and goodie bags on race day.

Finish Line

Assist with sorting of athletes as they finish the run/walk, handing out finisher medals and keeping order in the finish chutes.

Awards Booth

Assist with sorting and distributing age group awards to top three finishers in each age group.

Breakdown and Clean-up

All volunteers are asked to assist with the breakdown and clean-up of the course, start & finish line area and event plaza area.

Depending on the race, Kiddie Fun Run Course Volunteers

Positioned along the Kiddie Fun Run course, volunteers will ensure all participants follow and stay on course.

As an A5 Events volunteer you will be fed and hydrated.

If you have any friends or family that also may be interested in volunteering, please have them sign up through this website or show up with you on the day of the event. You will be assigned a job at the event.

Without our amazing volunteers, this race simply would not happen. So on that note, thanks and we look forward to hearing from you.

Please show up at 7:00am.

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.