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
1
Wed
Care for Trees in Our Urban Forest! @ Contact Charming/register for location details.
Feb 1 @ 3:15 pm – Feb 1 @ 5:00 pm

Join TREE MUSKETEERS Tree Team on Wednesdays to care for trees in El Segundo's urban forests!

Activities include watering, mulching, weeding, pruning and litter abatement. Tree Musketeers provides the tools and know-how, you just need to come ready to "dig in" to your community.

Youth 10-17 unaccompanied by parents must submit a parent consent form online here: https://treemusketeers.org/parental-consent-form/. Youth under 10 must be accompanied.

Email Volunteer Manager Charming to register.

Feb
11
Sat
Care for Trees in Our Urban Forest! @ Contact Charming/register for location details.
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join TREE MUSKETEERS Tree Team and youth leaders on the second and fourth Saturday of the month to care for trees in El Segundo's urban forests!

Activities include watering, mulching, weeding, pruning and litter abatement. Tree Musketeers provides the tools and know-how, you just need to come ready to "dig in" to your community.

Youth 10-17 unaccompanied by parents must submit a parent consent form online here: https://treemusketeers.org/parental-consent-form/. Youth under 10 must be accompanied.

Youth Planting Supervisor Training (Youth 10-18) @ Tree Musketeers Youth LEADership Center
Feb 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Be an environmental leader with Tree Musketeers! This four-hour training covers leading volunteers young and old, ISA standards for tree planting and more about how young people are taking charge in the environmental movement. Trainees will earn a Supervisor certificate at the LEAD Graduation Ceremony after satisfactory class completion and putting their new skills to work at a planting. In addition to leading tree plantings, Youth Planting Supervisors serve as representatives and leaders of TREE MUSKETEERS and the environmental movement at tree care events, fairs and other events.

Register today!

Feb
13
Mon
Mentor Youth Leaders @ Tree Musketeers Youth LEADership Center
Feb 13 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

At TREE MUSKETEERS kids are boss, but adult volunteers looking to support youth leaders can put their "Back Seat Driving" skills into action by joining the Adult Partner Team! This is also a great opportunity for you to volunteer with your child whether they are a general volunteer or Youth Planting Supervisor. Pick your schedule as you go, but folks who can help at Tree Musketeer's annual tree planting event, Arbor Day Celebration in March, are especially needed.

Register for the orientation through Tree Musketeer's website, email Volunteers@TreeMusketeers.org or call 310-322-0263 for more info.

Feb
18
Sat
White Point Nature Center Docent @ White Point Nature Center
Feb 18 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
White Point Nature Center Docent @ White Point Nature Center | Los Angeles | California | United States

Become a White Point Nature Center Docent!

Site Overview:
With added support from Nature Center Docents, the Conservancy is better able to inform the public about ongoing land preservation, restoration work and the mission of “preserving land and restoring habitat for the education and enjoyment of all.”

As a Volunteer Nature Center Docent, you will support open hours of White Point Nature Education Center (Wednesday, Saturday, or Sunday 10am-4pm) for the public, sharing information about the exhibits and Nature Preserve, along with continuing to expand knowledge of the local area.

The Nature Center is a hub for visitors to learn more about efforts by the Land Conservancy, local ecology, geology and cultural history. Visitation at the site can vary between quiet with the occasional hiker to bustling with excitement for for plant sales, guided hikes, field trips, lectures and other events.

Job Description:

  • Greet visitors, answer basic questions about PVPLC, preserve and local nature, or direct visitor to resources such as landmarks on the peninsula
  • Assist with monthly projects around center like exhibit rotation, keeping information current in kiosk, light cleaning or gardening
  • Assist with preparations for workshops, field trips and plant sales
  • Create a safe place and fun atmosphere for children and adults
  • This opportunity is 18 and over.

To sign up please visit:
http://pvplc.volunteerhub.com

Mentor Youth Leaders @ Tree Musketeers Youth LEADership Center
Feb 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

At TREE MUSKETEERS kids are boss, but adult volunteers looking to support youth leaders can put their "Back Seat Driving" skills into action by joining the Adult Partner Team! This is also a great opportunity for you to volunteer with your child whether they are a general volunteer or Youth Planting Supervisor. Pick your schedule as you go, but folks who can help at Tree Musketeer's annual tree planting event, Arbor Day Celebration in March, are especially needed.

Register for the orientation through the Tree Musketeer website, email Volunteers@TreeMusketeers.org or call 310-322-0263 for more info.

Mar
11
Sat
El Segundo’s 30th Annual Arbor Day Celebration @ Contact Charming for location details.
Mar 11 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm

Join Tree Musketeers in celebrating 30 years of youth-led environmental work in the South Bay and around the world. Lend a hand by planting and caring for trees along Imperial Highway in El Segundo!

Register through the Tree Musketeer website: https://treemusketeers.org/2017/arbor-day-is-on-its-way-2/

Jun
11
Sun
Kayaks4Kidz – Summer Day Camp – Marina del Rey, CA – FREE @ Mother's Beach, Marina del rey
Jun 11 @ 9:30 am – 1:30 pm

Located at Mother’s Beach in Marina Del Rey, CA, this Youth Water Sports Camp is offered as a community service to boys and girls ages 8 to 18 and their families from June through September.

The half-day summer camp provides instruction in the basic fundamentals of sit-on-top kayaking.

The program serves youth residing in the counties of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside, San Diego and Ventura.  For more info, please contact Gay Brewer or Lorraine Johnson.

Dec
8
Sat
Volunteer (21+) at the Santa Monica Pub Crawl @ Third Street Promenade
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Volunteer (21+) at the Santa Monica Pub Crawl @ Third Street Promenade | Santa Monica | California | United States

Volunteers 21 & over are needed on Saturday, December 8, 2018 to help with the 10th Annual Santa Monica Pub Crawl. To sign up, please fill out our volunteer form at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/fCumLGirAzaLTBpl2

This event is a pub crawl in Santa Monica to kickoff the holiday season and raise funds for Westside Food Bank. Proceeds from last year's pub crawl provided over 100,000 meals for local individuals & families in need. There will be 4 starting locations in Santa Monica: Main Street, Ocean Ave, 3rd Street Promenade and Wilshire Blvd. It's a fun, festive atmosphere and volunteers get a free wristband to participate in the event after their shift.

Volunteers are needed to help check in preregistered participants, take payments from new participants, distribute wristbands, sell Santa hats and collect donations. Volunteers must have good people skills and can help manage crowds. Volunteers are encouraged to dress in holiday costumes & festive holiday clothing. Volunteers are also needed during the After Party shift which is 9:00pm-12:30am.

To learn more about the Santa Monica Pub Crawl, please visit: santamonicapubcrawl.com

Nov
10
Sun
5K Hunger Walk (Westside Food Bank’s 29th Annual) @ Santa Monica Ocean View Park
Nov 10 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm
5K Hunger Walk (Westside Food Bank's 29th Annual) @ Santa Monica Ocean View Park

Sign up for free and help raise funds and awareness as we walk together to end hunger on Sunday, November 10th. Westside Food Bank provides food for over 108,000 people in West L.A. County every year. With your help, we can make this year's 5K Hunger Walk our biggest success yet! Walk individually or as part of a team. Fundraising is not required, but every dollar you raise provides four meals for our neighbors in need. Walkers of all ages, kids in strollers, and dogs on leash are all welcome for this fun, beautiful walk alongside the beach. Entertainment starts at 1pm, and the walk begins at 2pm. Sign up to reserve your free t-shirt and gift bag today: my.wsfb.org

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