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
Storytime with Mr. Steve @ Vroman's Bookstore
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

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

No Fuss Comedy Bus: A PopUp Comedy Club Experience @ Chinatown
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm

***21+ ONLY EVENT***

Price of ticket ($40, BUY HERE) includes entry to event, 2 drinks, and dinner from The BBQ Brethren!

Come enjoy this incredible popup comedy cluyb experience, hosted by Bugs Taylor! Featuring:

Hunter Hill

Audrey Stewart

Regan & Watkins

Craig Conant

Ymane Lakhlif

Dave Reinitz

Bugs Taylor

PI Baio

Skid Row Neighborhood ARTS Movie Night: “The Mustang” @ Skid Row Museum
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm

Come watch "The Mustang" at 7pm on Friday, Sept. 20!

Southern California Children’s Museum’s Touch-a-Truck Month @ Southern California Children's Museum
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Our signature event is BACK! This year, the trucks will take over our parking lot for all FOUR Saturdays in September! Fun for the entire family, Touch-A-Truck is a hands-on learning experience for children to explore a variety of large trucks, heavy machinery, recreation vehicles, emergency vehicles, & more!!

Ages 0-12

$15 family of 4 or $5 each (kids under one FREE)


NO HORN hour from 9 – 10AM to accommodate guests with noise sensitivities.

Separate tickets required for each day. Door tickets subject to capacity. Prepaid ticket holders please enter through parking lot entrance off Los Robles. Ticket includes all-day open play at Southern California Children’s Museum. Trucks/vehicles may vary by day. Play passes are not valid for this event. Vehicles may vary by day.

Second Chances Leadership Program @ USC Social Sciences Building, RM B52
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm

Second Chances Leadership Program was designed to build and develop the self-confidence, life and leadership skills of youth through interactive learning, in-class discussions, presentations, panels, workshops, and exploratory field-trips. Upon conclusion, participants will be able to demonstrate their understanding and knowledge of a leader’s core essentials through a service learning project, weekly homework and journaling assignments, discussions, presentations, and a culmination project.

Our youth will become ‘Ambassadors’ allowing them to become well versed in the theoretical and practical application of a leader’s core essentials and be capable of utilizing them within their home, school, and community. This allows them to personally develop through leadership programs and have access to tools and resources that not only helps such youth to apply to college, but also prepares them to succeed in life.

The Leadership Program consists of 5 modules that are 8 weeks in length. The modules expands our youth knowledge base by providing significant exposure to real-life work experiences, hands-on activities that challenge their decision making process, and intense cross-cultural volunteer projects both locally and abroad.

Storytime with Mr. Steve @ Vroman's Bookstore
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

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

WITHOUT LIMITS Math & English Tutoring Program @ Urban Partners Los Angeles at 1st Unitarian Church of Los Angeles
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

For 10 years, Urban Partners LA has hosted WITHOUT LIMITS, a tutoring program for inner-city families at the First Unitarian Church in the heart of Koreatown. In this area of the city many families face significant barriers to education. Local schools are underfunded and overcrowded; home support is limited while parents work 2-3 jobs and struggle to understand their children's homework because English is their 2nd language. We tutor the students every Saturday morning from 10 – Noon; parents enjoy quarterly convivios to learn how to help their children in their studies; families enjoy field trips sponsored by the Sierra Club.
Join our fun (and sometimes wacky!) team of volunteer tutors to help our wonderful, eager-to-learn students grow in their math and reading skills. Want to play hot potato with words or math problems? We try new and different ways to make learning fun! We welcome one and all – give it a try one time and learn what we're all about. Maybe you can donate one weekend a month or you'll want to help out several times a month. We look forward to meeting you and helping you …"to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit" (quote by Nelson Henderson)!

One Generation Farmers Market Volunteer @ One Generation
Sep 22 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every Sunday volunteers sign in at 7am and out at 1pm to help greet at the entrance gates and offer information about ONEgeneration services, help at the Bagel or Book booths, or assist a Farmers or small business for the day.  This event is a walk in position so you can come any Sunday that you are available from 7am to 1pm, no partial shifts.  

When volunteers sign out at 1pm they will receive a completion letter for their hours if needed. 

If you have questions about this weekly volunteer event please email [masked]

We hope to see you soon at the Encino Farmers Market!

100% of the proceeds from all ONEgeneration booths and entrance gates support the programs we offer the community. 

Storytime with Mr. Steve @ Vroman's Bookstore
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

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

C3: Community, Cops, Conversation @ The Islamic Center of Southern California
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Participants must commit to being present both days (9/25: 12-5pm

& 9/26: 10-5pm). Participants will be awarded a $25 gift card each day.

Participants must be 18 or over.


Directions and parking will be sent out closer to the event.

C3 is a series of community/police dialogues funded by a Soros Foundation Open Society Grant awarded to the Los Angeles Women Police Officers Association (LAWPOA) in cooperation with Pepperdine University and the LAPD. The dialogues are designed to help LA community members and LAPD officers build trust and understand each other better. The curriculum includes facilitated conversation, conflict resolution training, and interactive activities. Our upcoming Community/Police Dialogue is geared towards community members and officers from the West Bureau, which includes Hollywood, Koreatown, the Mid-Wilshire area, and much of West LA.

How it Works

You can SEARCH by scrolling through the Months or by selecting different Categories or Tag functions. For a totally different view, try the Posterboard or Stream options! Feel free to submit an item for the calendar by clicking the “Submit Your Event / Opportunity” button above at the right-hand side of the page. Questions? Email