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
Jul
27
Sat
Family Volunteer Days at George F. Canyon @ 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East Rolling Hills Estates, CA90274
Jul 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us at George F Canyon Nature Center every 3rd Saturday from 10am to 11am for a fun volunteer day for the whole family! Volunteers will learn about environmental stewardship while engaging in fun activities in our demonstration garden. Great for all ages!

Requirements: Children under the age of 15 must come with parent supervision. All participants are required to wear close-toed shoes and outdoor appropriate clothing. Seeking families!

Aug
10
Sat
Trail Crew Introductory Class
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join our indoor introductory class to learn more about how you can help improve Peninsula trails! Plus snacks and coffee will be provided! Following this course, join us for field classes held every 2nd Saturday from 9am to 12pm that focus on various techniques for erosion repair, building rock walls, proper pruning and more! No experience needed, 18 and over.

The Trail Crew Training is located at our main office: 916 Silver Spur Road., Suite 104, Rolling Hills Estates, 90274.

If you have any questions about this program please contact our Volunteer Program Manager, Brittany Goldsmith at: bgoldsmith@pvplc.org

Thank you for your support of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy!

Sign up at www.pvplc.volunteerhub.com

Aug
13
Tue
The Greystone Demonstration Garden @ Greystone Gardens
Aug 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Greystone Demonstration Garden is a dedicated space for community gardening projects and education.  It's approximately 2150 square feet and sits on 18.3 acres of land at Greystone Mansion & Gardens:  The Doheny Estate, owned by the City of Beverly Hills.  This outdoor venue allows individuals to come together and learn about gardening, the benefits of locally grown, organic food that is environmentally friendly, sustainable and cost-effective. The Greystone Demonstration Garden is open year-round and seeks volunteers for various gardening tasks.  If interested, contact the City volunteer coordinator at 310-285-6840

 

Aug
24
Sat
Family Volunteer Days at George F. Canyon @ 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East Rolling Hills Estates, CA90274
Aug 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us at George F Canyon Nature Center every 3rd Saturday from 10am to 11am for a fun volunteer day for the whole family! Volunteers will learn about environmental stewardship while engaging in fun activities in our demonstration garden. Great for all ages!

Requirements: Children under the age of 15 must come with parent supervision. All participants are required to wear close-toed shoes and outdoor appropriate clothing. Seeking families!

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.

Sep
10
Tue
The Greystone Demonstration Garden @ Greystone Gardens
Sep 10 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Greystone Demonstration Garden is a dedicated space for community gardening projects and education.  It's approximately 2150 square feet and sits on 18.3 acres of land at Greystone Mansion & Gardens:  The Doheny Estate, owned by the City of Beverly Hills.  This outdoor venue allows individuals to come together and learn about gardening, the benefits of locally grown, organic food that is environmentally friendly, sustainable and cost-effective. The Greystone Demonstration Garden is open year-round and seeks volunteers for various gardening tasks.  If interested, contact the City volunteer coordinator at 310-285-6840

 

Sep
21
Sat
Help Plant Trees in East Long Beach @ Patrick Henry Elementary School
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Want to make a difference for the environment?  Come help plant 100 new street trees in Long Beach near Patrick Henry Elementary School!  

 

Patrick Henry Elementary School

Neighborhood Tree Planting

 

Saturday, September 21, 2019

9 a.m. – noon

Meeting Location:

 

Patrick Henry Elementary School

3720 Canehill Avenue

Long Beach, CA 90808

 

 

Up to 100 trees will be planted in the neighborhood bounded by:

 

North – Conant Street

South – Monlaco Road

West – Palo Verde Avenue
East – Woodruff Avenue

 

The 90808 Tree Planting Association and Patrick Henry Elementary School are committed to help plant, water and care for these trees for their first year. 

 

Would your group like to be a volunteer partner for this event? 

 

Volunteers of all ages are welcome at this event to help plant and water these young trees.  No experience is needed, we will train you.  

Family Volunteer Days at George F. Canyon @ 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East Rolling Hills Estates, CA90274
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us at George F Canyon Nature Center every 3rd Saturday from 10am to 11am for a fun volunteer day for the whole family! Volunteers will learn about environmental stewardship while engaging in fun activities in our demonstration garden. Great for all ages!

Requirements: Children under the age of 15 must come with parent supervision. All participants are required to wear close-toed shoes and outdoor appropriate clothing. Seeking families!

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