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
15
Tue
Imagine LA Volunteer @ The Historic Granada Buildings
Oct 15 all-day

Imagine LA is a non profit organization that recruits, trains and partners with volunteer mentors to help end the cycle of homelessness through a blend of mentoring and social services. And we are always looking for additional volunteer support. We are looking for volunteers at all levels but particularly those interesting in mentoring. Imagine LA's volunteer mentors are committed to fighting homelessness in Los Angeles and play an essential role in fulfilling our mission. They are eager to work in a team of like-minded peers and commit to a long-term volunteer position that’s incredibly fulfilling.

Volunteers must be 21+ years old and willing to make a 15 to 18 month commitment!

SIGN UP HERE!

National Community Planning Month: Careers in Urban Planning @ Michelle Obama Neighborhood Library
Oct 15 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

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

Fight Hunger at Tuesday’s Farmers Market in Culver City
Oct 15 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Quick Overview: We are working to fight hunger and food waste in Southern California, and we'd love to have you join us.

Mission or Broader Program Description: Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same.

Impact: You will be collecting beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables that would otherwise get thrown away, and donating 100% to local food banks, pantries, and shelters.

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Join the Volunteer Glean Team to help us collect donations of fresh produce from vendors at your local farmers market and box, sort, and weigh the produce. Volunteers should be comfortable carrying boxes of produce that may weigh up to 40 pounds, but don't need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the food. Wear comfortable work clothing and close-toed shoes, and bring water to drink. ​​​​​​​

Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.​​​​​​​
* Volunteers 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.


**All volunteers must register through the Food Forward website. Sign up here: www.foodforward.org/volunteer.** 

After expressing interest, the opportunity leader will contact you to confirm your participation and provide directions for this opportunity.

Oct
16
Wed
Day Care Classroom & Office Volunteer Assistant @ L.A. Day Care
Oct 16 @ 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 16 @ 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.

Fight Hunger at Wednesday’s Farmers Market in Santa Monica
Oct 16 @ 11:30 am – 2:00 pm

Quick Overview: We are working to fight hunger and food waste in Southern California, and we'd love to have you join us.

Mission or Broader Program Description: Food Forward fights hunger and prevents food waste by rescuing fresh surplus produce, connecting this abundance with people in need, and inspiring others to do the same.

Impact: You will be collecting beautiful fresh fruits and vegetables that would otherwise get thrown away, and donating 100% to local food banks, pantries, and shelters.

Volunteer Roles and Responsibilities: Join the Volunteer Glean Team to help us collect donations of fresh produce from vendors at your local farmers market and box, sort, and weigh the produce. Volunteers should be comfortable carrying boxes of produce that may weigh up to 40 pounds, but don't need to worry about bringing equipment or transporting the food. Wear comfortable work clothing and close-toed shoes, and bring water to drink.

Requirements: Volunteers must be at least 12 years old, and children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

**All volunteers must register through the Food Forward website. Sign up here: www.foodforward.org/volunteer.**

After expressing interest, the opportunity leader will contact you to confirm your participation and provide directions for this opportunity.

Long Beach Police Department: South Division Commander’s Community Forum @ Police Department Headquarters
Oct 16 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Long Beach Police Department

South Division

South Division Commander’s Community Forum

Please join us for our next South Division Commander’s Community Forum. This is a great opportunity for community and business leaders to become engaged with members of the Long Beach Police Department and to share their issues and concerns.

Topics of Discussion:

Homicide

Drug Investigations

South Division Crime Report

 

Time and Date:

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

 

Location:

400 W. Broadway, Police Department Headquarters

Parking will be validated for the parking structure at Broadway/Chestnut

Contact: Please send an email to Jericho.Balderian@LongBeach.gov or call (562) 570-7578.

 

Departamento de Policía

de la División del Sur

Foro de la Comunidad, Division Sur, del comandante

Únase con nosotros para nuestro próximo Foro de la Comunidad del Comandante de la División del Sur. Esta es una gran oportunidad para que los líderes comunitarios y empresariales participen con los miembros del Departamento de Policía y compartan sus inquietudes y problemas.

Temas de Discusión:

Homocidio

Investigaciones de drogas

Informe de delitos de la División Sur

 

Dónde y cuando:

miercoles 16 de octubre de 2019

De 6:00 p.m. a 8:00 p.m.

400 W. Broadway, Departamento de Policía

El estacionamiento en la estructura será validado en las calles Broadway/Chestnut

 

Si tiene alguna pregunta, envíe un correo electrónico a Jericho.Balderian@LongBeach.gov o llame al (562) 570-7578.

Oct
17
Thu
Day Care Classroom & Office Volunteer Assistant @ L.A. Day Care
Oct 17 @ 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

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

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