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
22
Mon
Big Sunday’s MA@2 @ Big Sunday
Apr 22 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Each Monday Afternoon at 2pm, we host a fun, hands-on service project at Big Sunday headquarters called MA@2 (Monday Afternoons at 2).  It’s a great way for folks of all ages to get together to help others.  Join us for all the fun!  To RSVP for upcoming MA@2 events, please contact beenish@bigsunday.orgClick HERE for MA@2's full schedule.

Apr
23
Tue
CASA of LA @ Edmund D. Edelman Children’s Court
Apr 23 all-day

Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) is a trained, dedicated and caring community volunteer, who is assigned to work one-on-one with a child in the foster care system. CASAs are sworn in by a dependency court judge to advocate for what is in the child’s best interest. With legal standing to fully investigate a child’s circumstances, CASAs make recommendations to the court regarding how the system and community can best serve and support the child. Our volunteers have the ability to broadly influence the life of a foster child by advocating across many important life issues, including permanent placement, health care, education, mental health and enrichment activities.

Our most significant accomplishments happen every day – when an overlooked opportunity is found, a service is secured or an adult connection is made that will help keep a child safe and give him or her an opportunity to succeed.

Apr
25
Thu
Big Sunday’s TM@10 @ Big Sunday
Apr 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for TM@10 (Thursday Mornings at 10) at Big Sunday headquarters where we’ll host a different service project each week that benefits a worthy cause! Enjoy good food, good company and good deeds; everyone is welcome. Some of the groups we’re helping include My Friend’s Place, Covenant House, and lots of shelters, hospitals, and senior facilities around all over town. For more info or to sign up, contact rob@bigsunday.org.  Click HERE for TM@10’s full schedule.

Apr
27
Sat
Good Shepard Center
Apr 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.
Walk MS Inland Empire @ Quake Stadium
Apr 27 all-day
Walk MS Inland Empire @ Quake Stadium  | Rancho Cucamonga | California | United States

Volunteers are needed at the 2019 Walk MS Inland Empire on Saturday, April 27th. You will be supporting walkers who will be raising funds to support research and programs for people living with MS. There is a volunteer opportunity for every age group.

View volunteer assignments/shifts and register here: https://tinyurl.com/WalkMSIE2019

Volunteer Dates:
Friday, April 26th – Set Up (1-4pm)
Saturday, April 27th – Event day! (shifts available)
Location: Quake Stadium – 8408 Rochester Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
Volunteer Assignments:

Check-in (walkers and volunteers)
Cheerers
Rest stops
Route support
Restival site
Medical Support
Set Up

We're hoping for 200 volunteers and really need the help. Your donation of time will make a real difference.

Groups as well as individuals are needed. Register online at https://tinyurl.com/WalkMSIE2019
For volunteer questions, please email michelle.woo@nmss.org

UnlitterLA Walk
Apr 27 @ 8:00 am – 1:00 pm

6 UnlitterLA Routes | 60 Volunteers

Pilot cleanup in conjunction with L.A. Sanitation Dept's Earth Day Event

We will be shaking out our UnlitterLA concept of simultaneously cleaning multiple walking routes. Teams of 6-10 volunteers will each walk an approximate 4-mile route, picking up litter from sidewalks, gutters, and fences. Your help and feedback will be key to our large-scale event.

Each route starts and ends at one of three LA Metro Orange Line express bus stations – Woodley, Balboa, and Sepulveda. Kicking off with a morning briefing and distribution of any needed supplies (bags, gloves, grabbers, maps, etc), volunteers head out to clean their routes. Afterward, volunteers can enjoy the Earth Day event in the park!

Check in at 8AM, cleanup concludes around 1PM, Earth Day event runs til 2PM with free food/drink (while supplies last), 50+ exhibit booths, and fun stuff for the entire family. Volunteers can sign up (and learn more) at http://bit.ly/UnlitterLApilot

More info about the City's Earth Day event can be found at: L.A. City Sanitation's Earth Day LA

OPEN TO ALL AGES – A parent or legal guardian must accompany or personally sign the release at the event for anyone under 18. If you are bringing a child who will NOT be working, there is no need to sign the child up, however you will still need to sign the WAIVER for the child at the event.

AHEAD With Horses Inc.
Apr 27 @ 8:45 am – 2:30 pm

We are always happy to have people interested in volunteering! 

 

We have a short orientation every Saturday morning at 8:45am in Shadow Hills. (Rain will normally cancel and we are closed for major 3-day holiday weekends.) 

 

Volunteers must be at least 12 to volunteer. If you are under 18, a parent or guardian must accompany you to sign some paperwork. Closed-toe shoes (should be comfortable because there is a lot of walking), a shirt with sleeves (T-shirts are fine; No tank tops) and long pants are required. If planning to stay for the entire day (till approx. 2 – 2:30pm) then bringing water and a sack lunch/snack is recommended.  Other days and times available for volunteering will be given at the orientation.

 

We normally have volunteers assist the instructor with the children and horses, which includes, leading horses and spotting, which is walking alongside the horse to ensure child’s safety and position changes on the horse. Other activities might include: grooming horses, cleaning tack, gardening (raking, weeding, etc.), mailings, etc.

Hamilton Neighborhood Tree Planting @ Hamilton Middle School
Apr 27 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Dear Neighborhood Leaders and Urban Foresters —

 

I am happy to share that new street trees are coming to the Hamilton neighborhood! 

  

Up to 100 trees will be planted in the neighborhood bounded by:

 

70th Street –- North

 

Penfold Street –- South

 

Orange Avenue — East

 

Atlantic Avenue -– West

 

Hamilton Neighborhood Association 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 planting of the 400th street tree planted in the Hamilton neighborhood as part of the I Dig Long Beach initiative. 

Apr
29
Mon
Big Sunday’s MA@2 @ Big Sunday
Apr 29 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Each Monday Afternoon at 2pm, we host a fun, hands-on service project at Big Sunday headquarters called MA@2 (Monday Afternoons at 2).  It’s a great way for folks of all ages to get together to help others.  Join us for all the fun!  To RSVP for upcoming MA@2 events, please contact beenish@bigsunday.orgClick HERE for MA@2's full schedule.

May
2
Thu
Big Sunday’s TM@10 @ Big Sunday
May 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for TM@10 (Thursday Mornings at 10) at Big Sunday headquarters where we’ll host a different service project each week that benefits a worthy cause! Enjoy good food, good company and good deeds; everyone is welcome. Some of the groups we’re helping include My Friend’s Place, Covenant House, and lots of shelters, hospitals, and senior facilities around all over town. For more info or to sign up, contact rob@bigsunday.org.  Click HERE for TM@10’s full schedule.

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