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
Apr
21
Thu
PTV Benefit Dinner @ Belgian Consulate General Residence
Apr 21 @ 6:30 pm

Don’t miss a secret supper at the Belgian Consulate General Residence on Thursday, April 21 to benefit Program for Torture Victims. PTV rebuilds the lives of torture survivors from over 70 countries who have stood up for freedom, democracy, and human dignity.

  • APERITIF – 6:30PM
  • FIVE COURSE DINNER WITH WINE PAIRING – 7:30PM

The special event is hosted by the Belgian Ambassador at the official Consul General residence in Hancock Park. Limited to 32 guests. $200 per person with all proceeds benefiting PTV! TicPTV logoket inquires? Please email swestacott@ptvla.org.

Sep
14
Wed
PTV Human Dignity Awards Dinner @ The Center at Cathedral Plaza
Sep 14 @ 5:30 pm

SAVE THE DATE & TICKETS ON SALE TODAY!

Please join PTV for the 6th Annual Human Dignity Awards Dinner, it promises to be a fun and heartfelt evening in downtown Los Angeles as they honor actor and LGBT advocate George Takei (Star Trek), Vietnamese human rights activist Ta Phong Tan, and L.A. County Supervisor Mark Ridley-Thomas.

  • Reception: 5:30 pm
  • Dinner & Program: 7:00pmHDADLogo_2013_no_date_white
  • Parking: Self-park $8

For more info, please visit http://ptvla.org/dinner/.

Oct
28
Fri
Amnesty International Western Regional Conference @ Double Tree Hilton Los Angeles Westside
Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – Oct 30 @ 1:00 pm

amnesty-logoAmnesty International invites you to this year's Western Regional Conference! Join them October 28-30, 2016, as they stand shoulder to shoulder in the great city of Los Angeles to make a lasting human rights impact. The Western Regional Conference brings together hundreds of Amnesty members and other human rights activists from around the country. With the Regional Conference Planning Committee and Regional Office as co-hosts, together they will continue the tradition of engaging in networking opportunities, inspiring plenaries, outstanding keynotes, and hands-on skill-building workshops, as well as shaping the policies of the organization.

Through interactive programs and workshops, exceptional speakers and engaging exhibits, the Regional Conference will facilitate discussions about human rights issues in the United States and around the world and motivate us to take action. As an activist, you will be challenged to initiate change within your own community. This will only happen with you – you need to be there!

For more info, please visit http://www.amnestyusa.org/events/regional-conferences/western.

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.

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

How it Works

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