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
Nov
10
Thu
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 enida.acosta@cancer.org, 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.

Nov
12
Sat
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: https://theautry.org/events/special-events/american-indian-arts-marketplace

Nov
19
Sat
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: https://theautry.org/events/special-events/latin-american-bazaar

Apr
27
Thu
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.

Oct
20
Fri
Bay to Bay – Bike MS volunteers needed in OC and SD Oct 20-22! @ Irvine Transportation Center
Oct 20 – Oct 22 all-day
Bay to Bay - Bike MS volunteers needed in OC and SD Oct 20-22! @ Irvine Transportation Center | Irvine | California | United States

Volunteers are needed to support our participants riding from Irvine to San Diego. We need help with set up, at rest stops, finish area (Crown Point, Mission Bay) and more.

Volunteers are needed for the following dates and times in OC:
Friday, Oct 20 1-5pm Helping with setting up the venue
Saturday, Oct 21 – Start area (cheering, check in, luggage, food/drinks) – 5:30am-10:30am
Sunday, Oct 22 – Rider Return. Assisting participants getting off the shuttles and retrieving their luggage and bikes.12:30pm-6pm.

San Diego County needs:
10/21 Rest Stop #6 – Century Ride San Elijo Hills – San Marcos (9:30am- 4:00 PM)
10/21 Rest Stop #4 – Las Pulgas Rd. (near Camp Pendleton)(8:30 AM -2:30 PM) Oceanside
10/22 Finish line (Crown Point, Mission Bay) – various shifts between 6am-10, 8:30 AM-1:30pm, 1:00 – 5:00PM

Bike MS Volunteers needed in Irvine @ Irvine Transportation Center
Oct 20 @ 5:30 am – Oct 22 @ 6:30 pm

Volunteers are needed to help with the 2017 Bike MS Bay to Bay with over 2,000 cyclists riding on October 21 & 22 down the Southern California Coast raising $3 million to find a cure for multiple sclerosis.

The event starts at the Irvine Transportation Center on Saturday and ends in San Diego on Sunday.

We need many volunteers to support our riders out at rest stops, along the route, at the hotel, start line and finish line. There is a place for individuals as well as groups.

Explore Bike MS and register online as a volunteer at www.biketofinishMS.org. Groups as well as individuals are welcomed.

Irvine volunteer opportunities:
Friday, Oct 20: Set Up 11am-4pm @Irvine Transportation Center (15 volunteers needed)
Saturday, Oct 21: Start line – 5:30am-10:30am @ Irvine Transportation Center (60 volunteers needed)
Sunday, Oct 22: Rider Return – 12-4pm and 3-6:30pm @ Irvine Transportation Center (5-10 volunteers needed)

Dec
16
Sat
CCHC’s 2nd Annual Toy Giveaway @ CCHC Sunland Clinic
Dec 16 @ 8:00 am – 3:00 pm
CCHC's 2nd Annual Toy Giveaway @ CCHC Sunland Clinic | Los Angeles | California | United States

CCHC's upcoming 2nd annual Toy Giveaway and Health Fair event will be hosted in the city of Sunland. Event will take place from 10am-2pm in our new Sunland Clinic. We will be providing children ages 0-12 with free new toys, face painting, bicycle raffles and much more. We have partnered with the LAPD Foothill Division to make this a fun thrilled event. This event is free and open to the public.

INTERESTED IN VOLUNTEERING? Availability from 8am-3pm
We are in need of volunteers to assist with management of event, distribution of toys/food, raffles etc.

If you are a nursing student, you may also have the opportunity to volunteer and assist with free dental/vision screenings.

Please contact me via email or phone if interested.

Feb
1
Thu
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: www.gotrla.org/coach

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.

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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