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

Oct
18
Fri
Day Care Classroom & Office Volunteer Assistant @ L.A. Day Care
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Los Angeles Day Care Center provides day care services for low-income families around the garment, flower and produce districts. Volunteers are welcome to assist one or mutiple days to help with the various activities around the classroom, office and recess. Volunteers must complete the required Protect the Mission training and have their fingers prints done prior to working at this facility.

Must be 18 or older and have experience working with preschoolers to volunteer

Habitat Restoration at the Audubon Center at Debs Park!
Oct 18 @ 8:00 am – 11:00 am

Quick Overview: Help beautify and restore the natural flora and fauna of Debs Park. We ask you to join us in removing undesirable weeds and watering our native restoration areas. With your help, we can make Northeast LA a bird friendly community. 

Mission or Broader Program Description: The Audubon Center’s mission is to inspire people to experience, understand and care for the local natural world. The nature-based education and community programs at Debs Park are designed to engage children and their families in the outdoor world, and to give them a personal stake in its protection by making environmental issues relevant to their lives. The Center is operated by Audubon California, a state field program of National Audubon Society, and is a vital part of Audubon’s national outreach initiative to engage Latino audiences. The Center, which is surrounded by predominately Latino neighborhoods, is a unique gathering place and dynamic focal point for outdoor recreation, environmental education and conservation action.

Impact: We are a field program of the National Audubon Society, one of the oldest conservation organizations in the country. We are situated in the largest piece of public open space in the lower Los Angeles River Watershed. The Center is a vital and unique gathering place for the Northeast LA community. Our mission is to inspire people to experience, understand, and care for the local natural world. 

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Join us in and around our native plant nursery where we propagate plants and maintain habitat restoration sites. Activities include watering, weeding, mulching, berm building and repair,  seed collection, processing and sowing, potting, and planting. Learn about native plants and local bird species as you restore important native habitat within more than 17 acres around the center. Put your hands in some soil and bird while you build habitat! We need you, but more importantly, our neighBIRDS need you! 

Requirements: Be sure to bring lots of water, sun protection, and clothes you don't mind getting dirty! Volunteers are encouraged to bring their own gardening gloves, however we will have plenty available to borrow as well. Remember to wear closed-toe shoes and dress in layers. Please fill out the downloadable waiver below and bring it with you to your first day.

* Any volunteer under the age of 18 will need to bring and have signed by a parent/guardian a Volunteer Agreement & Release for Minors. The form can be found on L.A. Works website Q&A section.
 

Full opportunity address and directions will be sent to you by e-mail after you sign up.

Skid Row Arts Map Presentation @ Skid Row Museum @ Skid Row Museum
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Presentation of the SKID ROW ARTS MAP which puts the sites of all arts activities that are free and open to everyone in the community on the map. —so that everyone can find them and participate.  The Skid Row Arts MAP is designed to make it easy for people living in Skid Row– even if you’re a new arrival — to connect with other Skid Row artists and the arts activities that are open to everyone in Skid Row.

Right after Urban Voices Project’s Busk Fest on the streets of Skid Row (from 10am till 12pm) they’ll continue the party at the Skid Row History Museum & Archive at 1pm, with music, snacks and the presentation of the SKID ROW ARTS MAP.  Come on by, get your copy – or copies – of the map and go forth and create.

The ARTS MAP has been developed by Skid Row arts organizations:
Urban Voices Project, Los Angeles Poverty Department, Studio 526, Street Symphony, Piece by Piece and Skid Row Coffee with the generous support of USC’s Arts in Action program.

Oct
19
Sat
National Community Planning Month: Park-to-Park: Walk/Bike Tour @ Hudson Park
Oct 19 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Throughout the month of October, the City of Long Beach Department of Development Services is celebrating National Community Planning Month, a time to recognize planners’ work to improve the livability of communities.

This year’s theme, “Planning for Infrastructure that Benefits All,” highlights how well-planned infrastructure projects such as roadways, housing, and parks strengthen communities, boost the economy, expand opportunity, and promote equitable development in our City.

All are invited to celebrate #LBPlanningMonth by joining us at one of our upcoming free events:

 

Planning 101 Workshop (en español)
Martes 8 de octubre de 2019 | Tuesday, October 8, 2019

9:00 a.m. – Noon

Long Beach Rescue Mission

1430 Pacific Ave.

 

Careers in Urban Planning

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library

5870 Atlantic Ave.

 

Park-to-Park: Walk/Bike Tour

Saturday, October 19, 2019

9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Hudson Park

2335 Webster Ave.

*Meet at W. Hill St.

 

LBDS Outdoors: Community Resource Fair

Saturday, October 26, 2019

10:00 a.m. – Noon

Whaley Park

5620 E. Atherton St.

 

At each free event, community members will learn about the Planning process and how to be involved, access career advice and opportunities, explore and celebrate the urban fabric of Long Beach, and connect with community resources through various City departments. Light refreshments and giveaways will be provided.

To RSVP and learn more about each event, please visit: www.longbeach.gov/lbplanningmonth.

Please also join the National Community Planning Month conversation on Facebook and Twitter using #LBPlanningMonth

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!

Nothin’ but Sand @ Different L.A. County beach each month. Check RSVP page for specific dates/locations
Oct 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our monthly all-ages beach cleanup bonanza, 10 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of every month except December.

Beach cleanups are a great experience for you and your family, friends and co-workers to get involved in the community and environment. All you need to do is show up…and bring reusable supplies, if possible! We provide the supplies, all you need to do is register, sign a waiver, and show up! Visit Heal the Bay’s Eventbrite page for details about the location for this month’s Nothin’ But Sand beach cleanup.

This is a rain or shine event. Cleanups are only cancelled for lightning or thunderstorms. We will still hold the cleanup in light and steady rain. In this case, please come prepared with a rain jacket, appropriate shoes, and an umbrella.

A Safe Place for Youth: Harvest Community Meal @ Safe Place for Youth Garden
Oct 19 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for an evening full of farm-fresh food and live performances at the SPY Community Garden on Saturday, October 19th from 5pm-8pm. Enjoy dishes inspired by the Garden's autumn bounty, and bring your favorite fall dish to share. All ages are welcome! 

The SPY Garden Farm Stand will be selling fresh produce grown on-site, as well as other products like pesto, salve, and naturally dyed bandanas. All proceeds benefit the Garden!

$10 suggested donation

 

*Safe Place for Youth (SPY) provides life-saving support to homeless and at-risk youth ages 12-25 in West Los Angeles. Our mission is to inspire, nurture, and empower the resilient human spirit of homeless youth by providing immediate and lasting solutions, one young person at a time. We do this through a continuum of care including case management, education and employment support, health and wellness care, street outreach, and access to basic survival needs of food, showers and clothing. In 2017, SPY provided services to 1,171 individual homeless and at-risk youth.

Joan’s Wish List Signature Event @ Big Door Studios
Oct 19 @ 6:00 pm

Su Casa invites you to attend a Signature Event for Joan’s Wish List on Saturday October 19 at Big Door Studios in El Segundo.

 

Joan’s Wish List is a non-profit, which provides support to a different domestic violence shelter each year. This year, Su Casa was selected to benefit from their event. Su Casa has requested a number of items for our wish list, including a new computer classroom for our children’s area and fitness equipment so that broken bodies can begin to mend and strengthen.

 

Joan’s Wish List’s 6th Annual Signature Event on October 19, 2019 at 6pm. They will be returning to Big Door Studios in El Segundo where last year’s amazing event was held. Last year’s event was off the charts and this year will be even better! Enjoy great food from local restaurants, fabulous wines and cocktails, incredible silent auction items, a photo booth, live music, entertainers and much more, all while supporting survivors of domestic violence.

 

The incredible auction items will include an Angels On-Field Experiencea stay at the Mammoth Juniper Lodge, a Beach-Front Stay in Peru, the Porsche Driving Experience, and many more exciting items and experiences.

 

In five years, Joan’s Wish List has raised nearly $450,000 to support local shelters and families impacted by domestic violence. Please join our efforts to Break the Cycle of domestic violence and support Su Casa by attending Joan’s Whish List’s 6th Annual Signature Event.

Oct
20
Sun
Food on Foot Sunday Serving
Oct 20 @ 3:15 pm – 5:00 pm

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).

REGISTER HERE!!!

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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