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 or submit your event/opportunity via the button below.

Big Sunday Event Giving Opportunity! One-time Volunteer Opportunity Ongoing Volunteer Opportunity
Shopping for a Cause at Talbots @ Talbots in Pasadena
Nov 10 @ 3:00 pm – Nov 10 @ 6:00 pm

acs-logo-smallDoes your wardrobe need a fall refresher? Join American Cancer Society at the Talbots in Pasadena for a fundraiser to benefitting ACS – all you have to do is shop and maybe bring a friend! Ten percent of all proceeds between 4-8 pm will be donated to ACS and if you RSVP to, you will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift card! You must be present at 6 pm to win! Now is a great time to do some early holiday shopping! Call 626-564-6078 with any questions.

Voices NC Community Clean Up @ Julian C. Dixon Park
Nov 12 @ 7:30 am – 12:00 pm

vnc-logo-2-507x592Join the Voices Neighborhood Council, Councilmember Curren Price, Jr.’s Office & CRCD for a Community Clean Up!

They will be starting with a quick tutorial on using the 311 app so any bulky items & graffitti can be reported, then participants will begin walking the streets and picking up any trash encountered.

  • Refreshments, gloves & tools will be provided.
  • Meeting point will beat the corner of 48th St. & Hoover St., at the Julian C. Dixon Park
  • Don't forget to tell your neighbors & use the hastags: #CleanStreetsLAChallenge #VoicesNC #New9th

More information and to RSVP: or (323) 863-3730.

American Indian Arts Marketplace @ Autry Museum of the American West
Nov 12 @ 9:00 am – Nov 12 @ 4:00 pm

November 12 & 13, Saturday and Sunday!

The largest Native arts fair in Southern California, the Autry’s American Indian Arts Marketplace features 200 Native American artists who represent more than 40 tribes. Top Native artists from across the country offer sculpture, pottery, beadwork, basketry, photography, paintings, jewelry, textiles, wooden carvings, mixedmedia works, and more.

Plus, enjoy a full weekend of performances, children’s activities, informative talks and demonstrations, films, and the annual short play festival from Native Voices, the Autry’s award-winning resident theatre company.

Marketplace Admission (Includes Museum Admission): Free for Autry Members / $14 Adults / $10 Seniors (60+) and Students (with ID) / $6 Children / Free for Children Under 3

More Details:

Latin American Bazaar @ Autry Museum of the American West
Nov 19 @ 9:00 am – Nov 19 @ 4:00 pm

November 19 & 20, Saturday and Sunday
In the Autry Store

Just in time for holiday shopping, the Autry Store presents a show and sale of handmade pottery, rugs, and clothing. Master carver Jacobo Angeles Ojeda will showcase his intricate carving and painting techniques. His work will be available for purchase along with a diverse selection of Oaxacan pieces from other artists, including whimsical carvings and embroidered dresses, scarves, and shirts. Robert Angeles will present his handmade clothing alongside Zapotec rugs and Jorge Quintana's Mata Ortiz pottery.

Free Admission
No Reservations Necessary

More Details:

Kendra Gives Back Party for Create Now @ Kendra Scott - Century City Westfield Mall
Apr 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Kendra Scott is a fashion lifestyle brand with 60 stores across the country. Founded on Family, Fashion and Philanthropy, the company is committed to giving back to local communities in a meaningful way.

This Thursday, April 27th between 6:00-9:00 pm, Create Now will be celebrated at the new Kendra Scott store at the Century City Westfield Mall.

Don't miss the delicious refreshments and beautiful jewelry. 20% of all proceeds will benefit Create Now so they can expand their arts programs to reach thousands more youth.

Foothill 5K Challenge @ Glendale Sports Complex
Apr 30 all-day

Find out if you have what it takes to tackle the San Gabriel foothills at the 4th annual Foothill 5K Challenge, benefiting Back on My Feet Greater Los Angeles! Participants are welcome to run or hike the course and enjoy the spectacular 360 degree views of the San Gabriel Mountains.



Sunday, April 30, 2017

  • 7:00 a.m. – Facility opens to all participants
  • 7:00 a.m. – Packet pick-up and race-day registration open
  • 7:30 a.m. – Race-day registration closes
  • 8:00 a.m. – Packet pick-up closes
  • 8:15 a.m. – Event start time
  • 9:30 a.m. – Awards to top three male and female finishers


Glendale Sports Complex
2200 Fern Lane
Glendale, CA 91208


Back on My Feet is committed to building a stronger and healthier community. The Foothill 5K Challenge supports Back on My Feet's services to increase self-sufficiency among individuals experiencing homelessness and periods of transition. Learn about their mission and impact here. In 2017, Back on My Feet hopes to raise $35,000 for Back on My Feet Greater Los Angeles. Visit the website to see their progress leading up to the race!


Awards will be give to the top three overall male and female finishers.

1st place: Run With Us shoe fitting package valued at $150
2nd place: Run With Us goody bag valued at $80
3rd place: $40 Run With Us gift certificate


Celebrate your accomplishment at the official Golden Road Brewing Co. post-race party! Select beers will be only $5, and 15% of proceeds from all sales will benefit Back on My Feet! The post-race party will begin at 10 am. and end at 2 pm. Golden Road is located at 5410 W. San Fernando Road in Los Angeles, just 5 quick miles from the Glendale Sports Complex.


Packet pick up will be available at Run With Us on Saturday, April 9, from 12 pm. until 7 pm. Run With Us is located at 235 N. Lake Ave. in Pasadena. Race-day packet pick up will also be available at the Glendale Sports Complex from 7 am. to 8 am. Note: Race shirts guaranteed for first 500 registrants.

Coach/Mentor Girls in 3rd-8th Grade: Inspire & Empower
Feb 1 – May 12 all-day
Coach/Mentor Girls in 3rd-8th Grade: Inspire & Empower

Inspire girls to be joyful, healthy, and confident!
Season after season, our volunteer coaches tell us that coaching for Girls on the Run is the single most REWARDING volunteer commitment they have ever made. GOTRLA is a transformational after school program that creatively integrates running into character development lessons that inspire girls to love who they are, withstand the pressures of youth, and activate their limitless potential! No running experience needed! Join one of our 80 teams throughout LA County to help facilitate our 10 week program with a powerful group of 3rd-8th grade girls. The program culminates with a Celebratory 5K Event, but for coaches and girls the finish line is just the beginning!
(Application, One Day Training Event and Background Check Required)
Sign up today:

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.

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

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

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:

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