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
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
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/

Mar
23
Fri
¡Latin Food Fest! Celebrates its 6th Annual Culinary Classic @ Santa Monica Pier Beach
Mar 23 – Mar 24 all-day
¡Latin Food Fest! Celebrates its 6th Annual Culinary Classic @ Santa Monica Pier Beach  | Santa Monica | California | United States

California’s largest annual Hispanic culinary celebration, ¡Latin Food Fest!, takes place March 23–24, 2018 at Santa Monica Pier Beach (1550 Pacific Coast Hwy, Santa Monica, 90401).

The sixth annual action-packed line-up features a festival kick-off party “Mexico In 32 Flavors,” high energy multi-sensory street food experience “Mercado,” and the festival signature event “Gran Tasting,” which is the epitome of culinary festivals with cooking demos, live music, michelada contest, spirits expo, wine workshop, and tasting tents serving food, wine, spirits and beer.

For more information, visit http://www.latinfoodfest.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
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
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

How it Works

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