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 email@example.com or submit your event/opportunity via the button below.
Regular volunteers commit to serving at The Center 1+ days a week in the capacity of participating in or leading groups, attending coffee hour, cleaning, or assisting with office work. Weekly shifts range from 1.5-8 hours per shift.
As an example one of our regular volunteers, Tim, leads a group called “Timspirations” in which he shows an array of inspiration videos from across the web. He then leads the group in a discussion on their reflections and anecdotes about the clips.
Studio volunteers work alongside teaching artists to support K-12 students as they explore their own creativity in one of our seven studios: Visual Arts, Ceramics, Creativity Lab, Media Arts, Drama, Dance, and Music. Studio volunteerism requires a once-per-week, two-hour commitment for the duration of a session: 3 – 10 weeks total, depending on the program. In order to be eligible for studio volunteerism, you must participate in a one-on-one interview and orientation. Additionally, all studio volunteers are required to sign a background check consent prior to serving in the studios with students.
LEARNING AND ACHIEVING THROUGH THE ARTS (LATA) serves elementary and middle school students from the Los Angeles Unified School District and local charter schools. Twice a week, for seven- or eight-week sessions, students and their classroom teachers are brought to the Inner-City Arts campus for experiential instruction in the visual and performing arts during the school day. LATA studio volunteers support by assisting teaching artists with studio set-up and transitions, motivating students to engage in the creative process, and sometimes participating in projects and exercises alongside students. LATA studio volunteers support periods 1 -3 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and periods 1-2 on Tuesday and Thursday in the following volunteer shifts:
Period 1: 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Period 2:10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Period 3: 12:15 pm – 2:15 pm
THE VISUAL, MEDIA AND PERFORMING ARTS INSTITUTES offer self-select, after-school and weekend workshops to middle and high school students, once weekly across ten weeks during Fall and Spring sessions and twice weekly across five weeks over summer. Institutes volunteers support teaching artists and students by lending their expertise in a specific medium and assisting teaching artists with studio set-up and transitions. Volunteer shifts vary from workshop to workshop.
ARTISTS IN THE MIDDLE (AIM) is Inner-City Arts' summer programming for incoming 6th – 8th grade students, during which students have the opportunity to hone their skills in four different art forms during one of two three-week sessions. AIM studio volunteers support by assisting teaching artists with studio set-up and transitions, motivating students to engage in the creative process, and sometimes participating in projects and exercises alongside students. AIM studio volunteers support periods 1 -2 Monday – Friday in the following volunteer shifts:
Period 1: 8:30 am – 10:30 am
Period 2:10:15 am – 12:15 pm
Quick Overview: We are working to fight hunger and food waste in Southern California, and we'd love to have you join us.
Mission or Broader Program Description: Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same.
Impact: You will be collecting beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables that would otherwise get thrown away, and donating 100% to local food banks, pantries, and shelters.
Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Join the Volunteer Glean Team to help us collect donations of fresh produce from vendors at your local farmers market and box, sort, and weigh the produce. Volunteers should be comfortable carrying boxes of produce that may weigh up to 40 pounds, but don't need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the food. Wear comfortable work clothing and close-toed shoes, and bring water to drink.
Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
**All volunteers must register through the Food Forward website. Sign up here: www.foodforward.org/volunteer.**
After expressing interest, the opportunity leader will contact you to confirm your participation and provide directions for this opportunity.
NDVets Memorial Day 5K
We look for friendly, energetic volunteers to assist with our 5K run/walk. We need volunteers to help with everything from Check-In, staffing water stations, and cheering on walkers and runners along the course, to giving out medals at the finish line and cleaning up.
NDVets Annual Gala Dinner
For this event, we need focused and friendly volunteers to help with event registration and ushering.
Day of Service
Arrange a day when caring employees from your company or organization can come out to one of our many NDVets facilities and complete a volunteer project that includes jobs such as gardening, painting, cleaning, and assembling care packages.
Host a Fundraiser or Collection Drive
Add an opportunity for giving to your next company party or event by collecting donations for NDVets! Most donations are tax-deductible.
Lunches for our Welcome Center
Our Welcome Center is often the first stop for many of our veterans seeking help, and meals are much needed and appreciated! If your organization is interested in scheduling a day to donate bagged lunches for our veterans, please contact our volunteer coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attend an NDVets event
When you support a New Directions for Veterans event, you directly support our mission and the veterans we serve. Take a look at our upcoming events to see what’s happening!
If you’d like to donate your time and talents to New Directions for Veterans
Please contact us, and we can discuss a volunteer opportunity that works for you! Call us at 310-914-4045 and ask for the Development Department, or email us at email@example.com.
Ongoing Volunteer Opportunities
VOLUNTEER COACHES (BASKETBALL, SOCCER & INDOOR FLAG FOOTBALL)
We are looking for energetic and enthusiastic volunteer coaches who are interested in teaching youth sports. Our program goal is to create a positive environment that promotes self-confidence and self-esteem through the experiences we provide. The program is dedicated to providing all youth with the highest quality of recreation and educational experiences for boys and girls ages 6 to 12 years-old.
This is a great place to gain experience working with children, improve communication and people skills. High school and college students can volunteer to receive service learning for their school.
Help keep kids on track in school! We need tutors for K-7 students in all subjects including writing skills, reading, math and science. All learning materials, both printed and digital, are provided. Tutoring hours are Monday–Friday, 3–7PM.
MONITORS AND GREETERS
Volunteers can work any time during operational hours. Volunteers will assist customer service attendants, walk around program areas, greet members, answer questions, and make sure child safety guidelines are being followed. The Salvation Army wants to provide a safe environment for our community.
Volunteers can work any time during operational hours. Volunteers will assist customers and guests by directing them to their class or answering questions.
SOCIAL SERVICES OFFICE
Volunteers will assist in various duties in our Social Services Office.
Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County will hold its 23rd annual event at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, February 29, its MORE THAN PINK Walk™.
Known for raising significant monies to help those with breast health issues in Los Angeles County, the affiliate does so with many activities, the Expo, Hope Village, for survivors and those living with breast cancer, Reflection Tent, and Team Zone in addition to the fun MORE THAN PINK Walk™ itself. There's something everyone will enjoy.
Sponsored by AutoNation, Spiritual Gangster, The Citadel and CBS-2/KCAL-9, 2020’s event is expected to significantly surpass 2019’s attendance of 6,000, nearly 400 survivors in attendance, and over 900 members on the largest corporate team.
Through events like the Los Angeles County MORE THAN PINK Walk™, Komen Los Angeles County invests 75 percent of the funds raised to support vital local breast health services and dedicates the remaining 25 percent to national research to find the cures.
To participate, call 310.575.3011 or visit komenlacounty.org/walk
Vroman's favorite storytime guy, Mr. Steve, shares books with little ones every Wednesday and Saturday morning in the kids' section of the store.
Ages 2 – 7
The Wild Honey Orchestra celebrates the music of Rock ‘n Roll Hall of Famers the Lovin’ Spoonful as a fundraiser for the Autism Think Tank. Led by acclaimed musical director Rob Laufer, Wild Honey Orchestra & Friends (guest singers TBA) will present a comprehensive exploration of the ground-breaking catalog of one of the 1960s’ most underrated but influential bands in the folk-rock-country (Americana) world. The Wild Honey Orchestra will passionately celebrate every musical nuance of over 30 of the Lovin’ Spoonful’s brilliant songs: ‘Do You Believe in Magic,’ ‘Summer in the City,’ ‘Six O’Clock,’ ‘Coconut Grove,’ ‘Daydream,’ ‘Darling Be Home Soon,’ ‘She’s Still a Mystery,’ and so many more. Beloved by their peers – the Beatles, the Kinks, and many more – the Spoonful’s rich and varied catalog of hits and hidden treasures is a perfect fit for the Wild Honey Orchestra and Friends, including Elliot Easton of the Cars and Dennis Diken of the Smithereens. The show will benefit the Autism Think Tank’s effort to help individuals with autism and their families.
Do you have an artistic or athletic hobby?
Will you teach it to a kid impacted by chronic illness?
We can match you with an inspiring, extraordinary young person — or group of young people — impacted by chronic illness. CoachArt students want to learn about:
CoachArt Volunteers Must:
- Be at least 18 years of age or older
- Pass a Background Check (*$18 cost for background check to be covered by volunteer. Hardship waiver available).
- Attend our CoachArt Volunteer Training
- Complete at least 8 hours of direct volunteer service per year
- Consistently communicate through email or phone
- Access to public transportation or vehicle is highly recommended
If you meet these requirements, we encourage you to join the CoachArt team today to become a part of a community that connects children in need with an opportunity to engage in life-changing arts and athletic lessons!
For over 20 years, Food on Foot has been assisting the homeless by providing nutritious meals, clothing, work opportunities and ultimately the transition to full-time employment and life off the streets.
As an awesome volunteer, you will help distribute food and clothing to up to 200 homeless and low-income people in Hollywood. Children ages 6 and up are welcome to attend! (All children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult).
Volunteering takes place every Sunday from 3:15pm to 5:00pm in our serving location in Hollywood (1625 N. Schrader Blvd).
There's free parking for volunteers at the serving location!
You will also get a chance to meet and hear stories from the homeless participants in our Work for Food program. Graduates from this program leave the streets with a full-time job, permanent housing, a life-skills education, and the confidence needed to make their accomplishments long-lasting.
Volunteer positions require a $25 donation per person.
Your generous gift of $25 will go towards the following:
- The cost of food you will help distribute that day.
- Food gift cards and prizes you will give to the top workers in our Work for Food program.
Up to 200 homeless and low-income people will thank you, and it will be an experience you will never forget.
We are in need of donated clothing!
We are in need of gently used clothing (children to adult sizes), warm jackets, suits, dresses blankets, sleeping bags and backpacks.
All clothes donations are tax-deductible and can be dropped off when you come to volunteer.
Please limit your clothing donations 5 bags' worth of clothing or less.
How it Works
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