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
Sep
25
Wed
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.

REGISTER HERE!!

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.

Sep
26
Thu
C3: Community, Cops, Conversation @ The Islamic Center of Southern California
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 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.

REGISTER HERE!!

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.

Sep
27
Fri
Good Shepard Center
Sep 27 all-day

Volunteers are essential to the success of Good Shepherd Center and help us improve the lives of homeless women and children in our community. We would love to have you join our team as a volunteer. Prior to volunteering we strongly reccomend that you participate in a tour of our facilites. Tours are offered the second Saturday of the month at 10:00 am.  NOTE: There will be no tour in December.

Tours begin at our Farley House Residence, located at 1671 Beverly Blvd. Parking and entrance to the building are in the alley located one block north of Beverly Blvd., off Union Ave.

The tour takes a little more than an hour and will be followed by a Volunteer Information and Orientation. If you are interested in volunteering or learning how how you can get involved (e.g. donating, serving on our Auxiliary Board, or assisting with fund-raising), we strongly encourage you to participate in the tour.

Those that attend the Volunteer Information and Orientation portion will:

  • Learn more about Good Shepherd Centers’ programs
  • Be provided with a list of current volunteer opportunities and a job description
  • Have an opportunity to fill out a volunteer application

If you would like to participate in the tour or attend the Volunteer Information and Orientation, please contact Annemarie at ahowse@gschomeless.org.

Requirements for Volunteers:

  • Fill out a volunteer application
  • Pass a background check.or be live scan fingerprinted at one of our Live Scan Centers. (depending on your volunteer position).
  • TB clearance (at your expense or there are facilities that do it for free;  we will provide you with that information)
  • Interview by a staff member/s
  • Please note: Minors do not need to pass a background check but will need parental or guardian approval (signature)

If you would like to attend the orientation, please contact Annemarie at ahowse@gschomeless.org.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Fund-raising
  • Join our Outreach Team
  • Join our Auxiliary Board
  • Assist in our Family Services Program
  • Serve as a tutor in Math or English for women working on their GED. Tutoring is one on one and hours are flexible.
  • Prepare (or cater) a meal and serve to residents at one of our shelters
  • Facilitate an employment related seminar-this can be a one time commitment.
  • Organize our donation room. You must be able to work independently with little supervision. Hours are flexible but must be weekdays, during regular business hours. Great organizational abilities a plus!
  • Facilitate a drive (food, toiletries, beauty products). Ask about our incentive program.
  • Volunteer opportunities change periodically depending on our needs at the time. We welcome your ideas.
Studio 526 & Skid Row Arts JAM: Open Mic
Sep 27 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Celebrate month's Bdays with Open Mic night at 5:30 pm on Friday, Sept. 27th!

Sep
28
Sat
Southern California Children’s Museum’s Touch-a-Truck Month @ Southern California Children's Museum
Sep 28 @ 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

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

BUY TICKETS HERE!

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

FINE PRINT
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.

How To Become A Successful Coach World Tour @ JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot
Sep 28 @ 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
How To Become A Successful Coach World Tour @ JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot

In celebration of the US launch of Ultimate You on September 17, and her The Coaching Institute having trained over 7,000 coaches since its inception in 2004, noted author, coach and creator of Meta Dynamics™, Sharon Pearson is embarking on a World Tour.

With stops scheduled in:
• New York, 10AM to 6PM, September 21 and 22, New York Marriott Marquis, 1535 Broadway, New York, NY 10036, USA
• Los Angeles, 10AM to 6PM, September 28 and 29, Los Angeles, JW Marriott Santa Monica Le Merigot, 1740 Ocean Avenue, Santa Monica, CA 90401
• London, 10AM to 6PM, October 5 and 6, location TBA
• Melbourne, 10AM to 6PM, November 9 and 10, The Coaching Institute Suite 40, 37-39 Albert Road, Melbourne, VIC 3004, Australia
• Sydney, 10AM to 6PM, November 16 and 17, Sydney Hilton 488 George Street, Sydney, NSW 2000, Australia
• Singapore 10AM to 6PM, November 30, location TBA

These two-day live trainings are for those who want to empower people, change lives, live their dream and may have considered coaching as a career. Absolutely free, those who want to attend may sign up at https://www.globalsuccessinstitute.com/successful-coach-world-tour

“Your awesome life lies on the other side of uncertainty. Of fear. Of people-pleasing. Of procrastination. Of self-doubt. At this powerful event you will reconnect with the core of your truth, your potential, and your personal power to facilitate change, empower transformation, and make the difference you’re meant to make…It’s your time,” Sharon Pearson explains.

Ultimate You, published by Waterside Press, is $19.95 soft cover, $9.95 e-book.

Storytime with Mr. Steve @ Vroman's Bookstore
Sep 28 @ 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 28 @ 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)!

Kitten Rescue’s 11th Annual Fur Ball @ Skirball Cultural Center
Sep 28 @ 6:00 pm – 11:00 pm

VIP Kitten Experience ~ 5:00 PM

 

 

General admission includes passed hors d'oeuvres, an open bar, a delicious plant-based dinner, a fabulous silent auction, gift bags, live entertainment with award presentations and celebrity guests.

 

VIP Kitten Experience starts at 5 pm and includes access to our Kitten Playroom, an exclusive gift bag worth over $150.00, a general admission ticket, and celebrity meet and greets with Miranda Cosgrove, Tricia Helfer, Nathan The Cat Lady, Nala_Cat, Waverly McTinyBeans and surprise guests!

 

For frequent updates join our Fur Ball event page here.

BUY TICKETS HERE!!!

 

 

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 calendar@bigsunday.org.