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
May
22
Wed
Media Internship @ Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy
May 22 – Nov 22 all-day
Media Internship @ Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy

The Media Assistant Intern will work under the direction of the Manager of Marketing and Communications to help enhance electronic, print and visual media communications. Depending on experience and interests, tasks can include drafting articles and press releases, researching outreach and media opportunities, document design, website and email distribution and postings for Facebook and other social media.
To Apply:
Please apply at: www.pvplc.org/_about/employment.asp or send a cover letter and resume to:
Brittany Goldsmith
Volunteer Program Manager
310-541-7613 x 215
bgoldsmith@pvplc.org

Sep
28
Sat
Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy National Public Lands Day @ White Point Nature Preserve
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am – 10:00 am

Sign up HERE!

Families will enjoy taking part part in restoring the native garden to benefit local wildlife and the community.

Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Fundraiser @ Firefighters Union 372
Sep 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Wrigley Area Neighborhood Alliance is having a Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane fundraiser to have the irrigation, electrical upgrade, replace the 24 trees. Our main sponsor is Rex Pritchard, President Firefighters 372.

 

Daisy Avenue Christmas Tree Lane Fundraiser

Saturday, September 28, 2019

5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

Location: Firefighters Union 372

2201 Cherry Avenue

Long Beach, CA 90755

 

Come and enjoy refreshments and Christmas Joy.

RSVP to Maria Norvell, Chair — e-mail to mariabootsy@aol.com or call (562) 427-5021.

Oct
5
Sat
Clean Air Day
Oct 5 @ 8:30 am – 11:30 am

Date: September 10, 2019

Contact: Mary Simmons

Subject: 100 Volunteers Needed for Clean Air Day Event 

 

​Greetings!

 

AOC7 (Anaheim, Orange, Cherry, 7th Street) neighborhood association is excited to announce that we were awarded the Coalition for California grant and we would love for you to join by volunteering and to "Take The Clean Air Day Pledge" @cleanair.org with us on Saturday, October 5th! We need 100 enthusiastic volunteers who want to help us water and care for 300 trees in our neighborhood. It's going to be a super fun morning watering, pulling weeds and caring for our trees in our little urban forest. This is a family friendly event and no experience is required. We will provide buckets, gloves and all you have to do is wear comfortable clothes and closed to shoes for comfort. We will provide light breakfast and plenty of refreshments. 

 

Check out our Facebook page!

 

 

Event: Clean Air Day (Tree Care)

Date: Saturday, October 5, 2019

Time: 8:30am to 11:30am

Location: 1229 Rose Ave (parking lot)

Long Beach, Ca 90813

 

Hope to see you there!

​Please email Mary at msmarys61@hotmail.com or

 

562 758-5751 for more information.

Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration @ Los Cerritos Wetlands
Oct 5 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm

The Aquarium of the Pacific is working together with the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority to help restore a local wetland in Long Beach.

The Aquarium hosts a monthly habitat restoration event at the Los Cerritos Wetlands. This is your opportunity to visit and learn about our local wetlands, help the environment, and support the Aquarium of the Pacific.

The Los Cerritos Wetlands Stewardship Program is working to restore 66 acres of wetlands owned by the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority. These wetlands occupy habitat in two cities, Long Beach and Seal Beach, and two counties, Los Angeles and Orange. The program’s ongoing restorative activities have included removing non-native plants, collecting seeds from rare plants for later use, and collecting trash.

Restoration will focus on non-native weed removal and rare native plant conservation. These events will be led by trained naturalists and local educators, offering a great opportunity for local citizens to learn more about the Los Cerritos Wetlands, while getting hands-on involvement with the restoration.

Age: The entire family is welcome to participate. Children under 14 must be accompanied by an adult.

Cost: Free. No registration required.

Meeting Place: Participants will be met and greeted by Los Cerritos Wetlands staff at the corner of Pacific Coast Hwy and 1st. Street in Seal Beach. Arriving around 10:15 a.m. is recommended.

Length: 2 hours, 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Please Bring: The wetlands are wildlands, so please dress accordingly. Closed-toe shoes are required. Hat and sunscreen are recommended. Drinking water will be provided, but this is a plastic water bottle-free event. Please bring a reusable water bottle.

Participants eligible to win a free ticket to the Aquarium and other prizes!

For more information, please visit the Los Cerritos Wetlands Authority.

Oct
8
Tue
The Greystone Demonstration Garden @ Greystone Gardens
Oct 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The Greystone Demonstration Garden is a dedicated space for community gardening projects and education.  It's approximately 2150 square feet and sits on 18.3 acres of land at Greystone Mansion & Gardens:  The Doheny Estate, owned by the City of Beverly Hills.  This outdoor venue allows individuals to come together and learn about gardening, the benefits of locally grown, organic food that is environmentally friendly, sustainable and cost-effective. The Greystone Demonstration Garden is open year-round and seeks volunteers for various gardening tasks.  If interested, contact the City volunteer coordinator at 310-285-6840

 

Oct
12
Sat
Susan G. Komen-Two Walks For The Price Of One @ Citadel Outlets
Oct 12 @ 7:00 am – 9:00 am
Susan G. Komen-Two Walks For The Price Of One @ Citadel Outlets

In conjunction with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, supporters of Susan G. Komen Los Angeles County can register for two walks for the price of one and get a pancake breakfast, as well.

Sign up now for the 5K Fun Walk and Pancake Breakfast hosted by Citadel Outlets Property and Ruby’s Diner on Saturday, October 12. Event starts at 7 A.M. For the entrance fee of $25.00, registrants will also be eligible to participate in the MORE THAN PINK Walk™ at Dodger Stadium on Saturday, February 29, at no additional cost.

The Pancake Walk will be followed by a Health Fair at the Citadel’s Center Court from 11 AM to 3 PM.

On National Mammography Day, Friday, October 18, through Sunday, October 20, free mammograms will be offered at a mobile unit at the Citadel from 9:30 AM to 5 PM.

There’s also a free Pink Saves Fashion Show at Citadel’s Center Court at 5 PM on Sunday, October 6. Learn more and register for these events at https://pinksaves.com/events/

About Susan G. Komen® and Komen Los Angeles County:

Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest breast cancer organization, funding more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit while providing real-time help to those facing the disease. Komen has set a Bold Goal to reduce the current number of breast cancer deaths by 50 percent in the U.S. by 2026. Komen was founded in 1982 by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life. Komen Los Angeles County is working to better the lives of those facing breast cancer in the local community. Through events like the MORE THAN PINK Walk™ Komen Los Angeles County has invested $10,535,590 in community breast health programs in Los Angeles County and has helped contribute to the more than $920 million invested globally in research. For more information, call 310-575-3011 or visit http://komenlacounty.org.

Oct
13
Sun
Hike to Mend @ Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway; Topanga State Park
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am
Hike to Mend @ Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway; Topanga State Park

Join Mending Kids October 13th on our inaugural Hike to Mend! The up to 5-mile hike symbolizes the distance that a parent in a developing country has to travel on foot to gain access to surgical care for their child. Walk a few miles in their shoes and help us provide them the care they desperately need.

Mending Kids provides free life-saving surgical care to sick children worldwide by deploying
volunteer medical teams and educating communities to become medically self-sustaining. Learn more at mendingkids.org.

October 13, 2019
8 am – 11 am (registration starts at 7:30 am)
$35 – individual adult ticket
$20 – student/youth ticket (students who participate will be granted community service time)
*Light snacks will be provided

Topanga State Park
Marvin Braude Mulholland Gateway
3600 Reseda Blvd,
Tarzana, CA 91356

Oct
19
Sat
Family Volunteer Days at George F. Canyon @ 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East Rolling Hills Estates, CA90274
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us at George F Canyon Nature Center every 3rd Saturday from 10am to 11am for a fun volunteer day for the whole family! Volunteers will learn about environmental stewardship while engaging in fun activities in our demonstration garden. Great for all ages!

Requirements: Children under the age of 15 must come with parent supervision. All participants are required to wear close-toed shoes and outdoor appropriate clothing. Seeking families!

Oct
30
Wed
25th Anniversary & Neighborhood Tree Planting
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

I am happy to share that new street trees are coming to the Alamitos Beach neighborhood!  This weekday tree planting is a great opportunity for groups to participate in a week day team building event.

  

About 60 trees will be planted in the neighborhood bounded by:

 

Broadway –- North 

Ocean Boulevard –- South

Orange Avenue — East

Alamitos Avenue -– West

 

Additional trees will also be planted in vacant tree wells along East 4th Street.

 

Alamitos Beach Tree and Flower Garden Party Club is committed to help plant, water and care for these trees for their first year. 

 

Come help plant the trees!  The trees will be planted to help commemorate the 25th anniversary of the first Alamitos Beach Memorial Trees Project when neighbors began working together in 1994 to plant street trees to remember treasured neighbors who have passed away. 

 

Alamitos Beach Memorial Trees –

25th Anniversary & Neighborhood Tree Planting

 

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

9 a.m. – noon

Meeting Location:

Corner of Broadway & Cerritos Avenue

 

 

Would your group like to be a volunteer partner for this event? 

 

Volunteers of all ages are welcome at this event to help plant and water these young trees

No experience is needed, we will train you.  

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