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
Dec
30
Sat
Bolsa Chica Conservancy Public Service
Dec 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Bolsa Chica Conservancy holds a regularly scheduled service day on the second Sunday and last Saturday of each month from 9 am to 12 pm at the North parking lot outside of the interpretive center. This service day is a great chance for the general public to get their hands dirty and help restore the wetlands. On these days, volunteers participate in a few different activities that benefit the health of the wetlands. Trash removal from the marsh and dune habitats, invasive plant removal and native plant planting and propagation all contribute to the health of these increasingly rare coastal habitats.

RSVP: (714)846-1114 or kenny@bolsachica.org

Jan
11
Thu
Help Inspire Future Entrepreneurs! @ Fairfax High School
Jan 11 – Apr 20 all-day
Help Inspire Future Entrepreneurs! @ Fairfax High School  | Los Angeles | California | United States

Make an impact and mentor high school students as they launch their own businesses! As a volunteer with Junior Achievement of Southern California, you will coach students through the creation, marketing, and production and sale of product or service. We provide the curriculum and you bring the real-world experience to inspire these students to turn their dreams into a business.

Class meets once a week each Thursday from 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm, starting January until April 20th.

Jan
13
Sat
2018 City of West Hollywood Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service @ West Hollywood Elementary School
Jan 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The 2018 City of West Hollywood Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event will take place on Saturday, January 13, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at West Hollywood Elementary School, located at 970 N. Hammond Street. Volunteers are needed to help perform various landscaping, clean-up, painting, and other beautifying tasks at the school. All tasks involve physical labor and volunteers are expected to be available to work a six-hour shift. Volunteers must be at least 12 years of age to take part and participants will receive a commemorative t-shirt and lunch. Space is limited and advance registration is required to volunteer. As part of this year’s MLK, Jr. Day of Service, local volunteers will be collecting non-perishable food items for the Jewish Family Service’s SOVA Food and Community Resource Program, and collecting donations of new and used clothing and shoes for the Los Angeles LGBT Center’s Youth Center on Highland. Donations will be collected curbside at West Hollywood Elementary School between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

In 1994, Congress designated the Martin Luther King, Jr. Day federal holiday as a National Day of Service. Each year, the City of West Hollywood participates in this call to action. Community partners for this year’s event include Friends of West Hollywood Elementary and Anawalt Lumber.

For more information about the 2018 City of West Hollywood Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service event, or to register as a volunteer, please call (323) 848-6885 or email wehovcorps@gmail.com.

Mar
17
Sat
Outdoor Volunteer Day: White Point Nature Preserve @ 1600 W. Paseo del Mar, San Pedro, CA 90731
Mar 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for our Outdoor Volunteer Day at White Point Nature Preserve! You will help care for the White Point Native Plant Demonstration Garden by planting native shrubs, removing invasive weeds, watering native plants, grooming trails and more! Your efforts will help restore this habitat for wildlife as well as create a beautiful place for the community to enjoy!

White Point is located at 1600 W. Paseo del Mar in San Pedro. Enter the free parking lot from the Western Blvd as it turns into Paseo del Mar. We are located at the end of the road on the left-hand side.

We will be working outdoors, so please wear closed-toed shoes, sun protection and be sure to bring drinking water and a snack. Thank you for volunteering!

Apr
14
Sat
Great Los Angeles River CleanUp! @ LA River
Apr 14 all-day

THE GREAT LA RIVER CLEANUP 2018

Great LA River Clean Up / La Gran Limpieza is back! The largest urban River cleanup in America starts April 2018.

For 29 years, FoLAR and our fellow Angelenos have cleaned the Los Angeles River and protected our oceans from trash and refuse. In 2017 we mobilized 10,000 volunteers to remove 100 tons of trash. Help us make 2018 even bigger.

Join the movement this Earth Month as we come together to restore habitat, protect nature, and build community through the power of collective action.OrganizerKit_CleanUp2018_R6

Apr
21
Sat
Great Los Angeles River CleanUp! @ LA River
Apr 21 all-day

THE GREAT LA RIVER CLEANUP 2018

Great LA River Clean Up / La Gran Limpieza is back! The largest urban River cleanup in America starts April 2018.

For 29 years, FoLAR and our fellow Angelenos have cleaned the Los Angeles River and protected our oceans from trash and refuse. In 2017 we mobilized 10,000 volunteers to remove 100 tons of trash. Help us make 2018 even bigger.

Join the movement this Earth Month as we come together to restore habitat, protect nature, and build community through the power of collective action.OrganizerKit_CleanUp2018_R6

Apr
28
Sat
Great Los Angeles River CleanUp! @ LA River
Apr 28 all-day

THE GREAT LA RIVER CLEANUP 2018

Great LA River Clean Up / La Gran Limpieza is back! The largest urban River cleanup in America starts April 2018.

For 29 years, FoLAR and our fellow Angelenos have cleaned the Los Angeles River and protected our oceans from trash and refuse. In 2017 we mobilized 10,000 volunteers to remove 100 tons of trash. Help us make 2018 even bigger.

Join the movement this Earth Month as we come together to restore habitat, protect nature, and build community through the power of collective action.OrganizerKit_CleanUp2018_R6

Aug
31
Sat
Pasadena Community Beautification @ Families Forward Learning Center
Aug 31 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

We need a few good volunteers to help clean up our neighborhood and our organization!
As our school year is about to start, we want to have a clean and welcoming environment for our families to come and feel safe in. 

Opportunities on this day will include:
– a walk-around community clean up, where volunteers will pick up trash off the street and in local parks to make sure our surrounding streets are clean!
– a thorough clean up of our organization, to help prepare us for a great school year (may include cleaning windows, tables, chairs, shredding papers, etc)
– preparing materials for preschool classroom projects 
– clearing an area for a new garden on site

If you are interested in making a difference in your community and ensuring a preschool that serves low-income families has the strong support of our neighbors and friends, please consider dropping by for an hour or two to help set us up for a year of success!

ALL AGES ARE WELCOME!  

RSVP to sarah@familiesforwardlc.org

Sep
7
Sat
Beach Cleanup @ Cabrillo Marine Aquarium
Sep 7 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

On the first Saturday of each month, join CMA Educators and volunteers in a beach cleanup, clearing the shore of marine debris. Meet at the steps in front of the auditorium.

Groups are required to make reservations by the Thursday before the event: Call Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm, 310-548-7562.

FREE; open to all ages 3+

Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration @ Los Cerritos Wetlands
Sep 7 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Aquarium of the Pacific is working together with the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority to help restore a local wetland in Long Beach.

The Aquarium hosts a monthly habitat restoration event at the Los Cerritos Wetlands. This is your opportunity to visit and learn about our local wetlands, help the environment, and support the Aquarium of the Pacific.

The Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewardship Program is working to restore 66 acres of wetlands owned by the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority. These wetlands occupy habitat in two cities, Long Beach and Seal Beach, and two counties, Los Angeles and Orange. The program’s ongoing restorative activities have included removing non-native plants, collecting seeds from rare plants for later use, and collecting trash.

Restoration will focus on non-native weed removal and rare native plant conservation. These events will be led by trained naturalists and local educators, offering a great opportunity for local citizens to learn more about the Los Cerritos Wetlands, while getting hands-on involvement with the restoration.

Age: The entire family is welcome to participate. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: Free. No registration required.

Meeting Place: Participants will be met and greeted by Los Cerritos Wetlands staff at the corner of Pacific Coast Hwy and 1st. Street in Seal Beach. Arriving around 10:15 a.m. is recommended.

Length: 2 hours, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Please Bring: The wetlands are wildlands, so please dress accordingly. Closed-toe shoes are required. Hat and sunscreen are recommended. Drinking water will be provided, but this is a plastic water bottle-free event. Please bring a reusable water bottle.

Participants eligible to win a free ticket to the Aquarium and other prizes!

For more information, please visit the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority.

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