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!

Oct
16
Wed
Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill @ International City Theatre
Oct 16 – Nov 3 all-day

The Songs & Stories of Billie Holiday in…

Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill

by Lanie Robertson

at International City Theatre

34 Years as Long Beach’s Resident Professional Theatre Company

Artistic Director/Producer caryn desai

 

“Original and riveting.” – The London Times

“A searing portrait of a woman whose art was triumphant.” – OnStage

Tony Award Winner! (2014)

About the play: The time is 1959. The place is a seedy bar in Philadelphia. An audience sits waiting, not knowing that they are about to witness history as the legendary chanteuse steps into the spotlight for the last time, four months before her death at age 44.  Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar & Grill is full of heart-melting numbers like “God Bless the Child,” “Strange Fruit,” and “What a Little Moonlight Can Do”. Billie bares her loves and losses in this intimate and stunning Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.

 

Directed by Wren T. Brown

Music Direction by Stephan Terry

Starring Karole Foreman as Billie Holiday

 

October 16 – November 3

Performance Schedule: Previews on October 16-17 at 8pm

Run Oct 18 – Nov 3 | Thu-Sat: 8pm | Sun: 2pm

Post-show talk-back with the cast! Sunday October 27th 2019

 

NORMAL TICKET PRICES: $35-$55

SAVE $7 WITH DISCOUNT CODE: HARLEM

YOUR PRICES: $28-$48

 

Interested in Dinner too? Check out our dinner package!

Enjoy a 3-course prix fixe dinner from L’Opera Ristorante AND the show for only $79/person!

*discounts not available on dinner package* Call for details (562)-495-4595

 

Previews $35 | Thu, Fri: $47 | Sat, Sun: $49 | Opening Night: $55

Call the Box Office: 562-436-4610 (M-F 9am – 5pm) or visit us online at https://ictlongbeach.org/2019-season/

 

Parking: For best convenience, please use the Long Beach Performing Arts Center parking structure on Hart Pl. for $15.00. Enter from Ocean Blvd. or Seaside Way. Cheaper/metered parking may be available a short walk away.

 

Groups: with a group of 10+, you can receive exclusive savings up to 40% off! The more you bring, the more you save! Please contact Amber today to start organizing your group. (amber@ictlongbeach.org)

 

Getting to the Theater: When facing the fountains in front of the Long Beach Performing Arts Center, the Beverly O’Neill Theater is nestled in the back left corner. Follow along the exterior windows the left, towards the Pacific Ballroom. The theater is at the top of the stairs. Address: 330 E Seaside Way.

 

Contact person: Marketing Associate Amber Guttilla | Phone: 562.495.4595 ext. 103 | Box Office: 562-436-4610 | email: amber@ictlongbeach.or

North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry
Oct 16 all-day

The North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry is always delighted to have new volunteers and there are several ways to get involved:

There are several packing teams who pack groceries at Temple Beth Hillel.  Dates and times of individual teams are arranged through the Packing Team Coordinator, Leslye Adelman.  Please contact Leslye on her email at momof3inla@att.net to get involved.

The Transportation Teams transport the packed groceries from Temple Beth Hillel to First Christian Church located on Colfax Avenue throughout the week.  The dates and times of the individual teams are organized by the Transportation Team Coordintor, Chris Wilkinson.  Please contact Chris on his email at cgwilkinson@gmail.com to get involved.

Transportation teams pickup Thursdays and Sundays using a provided truck.
The whole process transporting from 150-200 prepacked bags of food takes about one hour to complete.

Thursday pickup teams generally operate between 5:00-8:00PM.
Sunday pickup teams generally operate between 8:00-9:30AM and 1:00-3:00PM.
Food Distribution Teams:

FOOD DISTRIBUTION TEAMS:

The Food Distribution Teams are responsible for distributing food to our clients at First Christian Church.  These teams work during our hours of operation on Mondays and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.   Please call a representative at 818-760-3575 during operation hours to get involved.

Listing of Volunteer Positions by Jobs:

Hand Out Food Monday and Friday

Unload Trucks

Food Shelvers

Bag Packers

Bag Movers

Pick Up Donated Bread

Bagel Brigade

Serve on Committees

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

Skid Row Outreach @ Los Angeles Central Corps Community Center
Oct 17 @ 10:30 am – 1:00 pm
As the area called Skid Row continues to grow in downtown Los Angeles, The Salvation Army will continue to be there for the individuals who live there. By offering lunch every Tuesday and Thursday this is the first step in reaching out to assist in the individual needs of the homeless. Please join us in "Doing The Most Good" for those in need. 

Volunteers arrive at 10:00am to help prepare the food at the LA Central Corps. From there food is packed in the canteen and everyone will go as a group to Skid Row. The outreach is over once all of the meals are gone, typically between 12:45-1pm. 

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