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
Apr
20
Fri
Walk MS: San Diego @ NTC Park at Liberty Station
Apr 20 – Apr 21 all-day
Walk MS: San Diego @ NTC Park at Liberty Station   | San Diego | California | United States

We welcome groups, families and individual volunteers of all ages and abilities to volutneer! Jobs include helping set up and clean up, assisting in the festival area, registration, photography, working along the route and helping at a rest or water stop.

Volunteering at Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us and, when you decide to volunteer, you become part of the MS movement.

Apr
21
Sat
Walk MS: Great LA @ Rose Bowl
Apr 21 – Apr 22 all-day
Walk MS: Great LA @ Rose Bowl  | Pasadena | California | United States

We welcome groups, families and individual volunteers of all ages and abilities. Jobs include helping set up and clean up, assisting in the festival area, registration, photography, working along the route and helping at a rest or water stop.

Volunteering at Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force.Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us and, when you decide to volunteer, you become part of the MS movement.

Apr
27
Fri
Walk MS: Inland Empire @ Fontana Speedway
Apr 27 – Apr 28 all-day
Walk MS: Inland Empire @ Fontana Speedway | Fontana | California | United States

We welcome groups, families and individual volunteers of all ages and abilities to volunteer. Jobs include helping set up and clean up, assisting in the festival area, registration, photography, working along the route and helping at a rest or water stop.

Volunteering at Walk MS helps us team up with friends, loved ones and co-workers to change the world for everyone affected by MS. Together, we become a powerful force. Ending multiple sclerosis for good will take all of us and, when you decide to volunteer, you become part of the MS movement.

May
6
Sun
Master’s of Taste 2018 @ Rose Bowl Stadium
May 6 all-day

Union Station Homeless Services is seeking volunteers for Masters of Taste 2018! It is a premier food and beverage festival held at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena CA that is our largest fundraiser of the year! We are specifically looking to recruit for the following roles:
Set-up:
7:45AM: Check in
8AM-12PM: Set Up Shift
• Deliver materials to each station
• Set up vendor booths in preparation of event
• Assist vendors with load in
• Assist with unloading supplies

Breakdown
6:30PM: Check in
7PM-9PM: Clean Up Shift
• Assist with loading USHS truck
• Check out vendor stations
• Throw away excess materials
• Assist vendors with load out

WHEN: Sunday, May 6th, 2018
TIME:
• Set-up shift: 8:00am-12:00pm
• Clean-up shift: 7:00pm-9:00pm

WHO: Any active volunteer 21 years of age or older (must provide proof of age at check-in)

WHERE: Rose Bowl field

HOW TO REGISTER: Please respond to volunteer@unionstationhs.org or reply to this email if you are interested in volunteering. Please make sure to indicate what shift you prefer and at least two of your preferred positions (if applicable).
*Detailed instructions will be sent out 1-2 weeks before the event.

https://mastersoftastela.com/ (All proceeds benefit Union Station Homeless Services)

LA Life Run volunteers needed in DTLA @ LA Live/Staples Center
May 6 @ 6:00 am – 12:00 pm
LA Life Run volunteers needed in DTLA @ LA Live/Staples Center  | Los Angeles | California | United States

The “LIFE” in LA Life Run isn’t just about living in this beautiful and diverse city – it represents life for kids with cancer. The LA Life Run raises money for the Children’s Cancer Research Fund, an LA-based organization, that funds lifesaving research in the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and cure of childhood cancers and blood-related disorders.

View and register for a volunteer assignment, https://tinyurl.com/LALifeRunvolunteer

Volunteer Groups:
For groups of 10+, please email michelle@socalvolunteers.com if you would like to create a group. You can also just direct volunteers to sign up individually above and comment they are with your group.
In your email provide the name of the event, your name, name of your group, 1-2 assignments your group would like to fill, and a number of confirmed volunteers you will provide.

If you have any questions, please email Michelle at volunteer@renegaderaceseries.com

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

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.

Oct
12
Sat
Susan G. Komen-Two Walks For The Price Of One @ Citadel Outlets
Oct 12 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Susan G. Komen-Two Walks For The Price Of One @ Citadel Outlets

In conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, supporters of Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County can register for two walks for the price of one and get a pancake breakfast, as well.

Sign up now for the 5K Fun Walk and Pancake Breakfast hosted by Citadel Outlets Property and Ruby’s Diner on Saturday, October 12. Event starts at 7 A.M. For the entrance fee of $25.00, registrants will also be eligible to participate in the MORE THAN PINK Walk™ at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, February 29, at no additional cost.

The Pancake Walk will be followed by a Health Fair at the Citadel’s Center Court from 11 AM to 3 PM.

On National Mammography Day, Friday, October 18, through Sunday, October 20, free mammograms will be offered at a mobile unit at the Citadel from 9:30 AM to 5 PM.

There’s also a free Pink Saves Fashion Show at Citadel’s Center Court at 5 PM on Sunday, October 6. Learn more and register for these events at https://pinksaves.com/events/

About Susan G. Komen® and Komen Los Angeles County:

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Los Angeles County is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the MORE THAN PINK Walk™ Komen Los Angeles County has invested $10,535,590 in community breast health programs in Los Angeles County and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 310-575-3011 or visit http://komenlacounty.org.

Oct
13
Sun
Hike to Mend @ Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway; Topanga State Park
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Hike to Mend @ Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway; Topanga State Park

Join Mending Kids October 13th on our inaugural Hike to Mend! The up to 5-mile hike symbolizes the distance that a parent in a developing country has to travel on foot to gain access to surgical care for their child. Walk a few miles in their shoes and help us provide them the care they desperately need.

Mending Kids provides free life-saving surgical care to sick children worldwide by deploying
volunteer medical teams and educating communities to become medically self-sustaining. Learn more at mendingkids.org.

October 13, 2019
8 am – 11 am (registration starts at 7:30 am)
$35 – individual adult ticket
$20 – student/youth ticket (students who participate will be granted community service time)
*Light snacks will be provided

Topanga State Park
Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway
3600 Reseda Blvd,
Tarzana, CA 91356

Nov
28
Thu
Turkey Trot Los Angeles needs volunteers! @ N Spring Street and W.1st Street (infront of City Hall)
Nov 28 @ 6:30 am – 12:30 pm
Turkey Trot Los Angeles needs volunteers! @ N Spring Street and W.1st Street (infront of City Hall)

We are looking for 150 volunteers to help at the Turkey Trot Los Angeles in downtown Los Angeles. Volunteer opportunities are November 23(packet pick up) and race day on Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 28. Kick off your Thanksgiving morning with thousands of other Angelinos!
• Where: Start and Finish 200 N Spring Street, Los Angeles 90012
• When:
o Event day: Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 28 @ N Spring Street and W.1st Street (infront of City Hall) – various assignments and times available (see link below)
o Packet Pick up – Saturday, November 23 @ 2 locations:
 Capital One Cafe Santa Monica – 401 Broadway, Santa Monica, CA 90401
 Capital One Cafe Downtown LA – 801 S. Grand Ave #101 Los Angeles, CA 90017

• Volunteer Registration: https://tinyurl.com/2019TurkeyTrotLA

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