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
27
Sat
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.

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. 

May
4
Sat
Family Volunteer Days at George F. Canyon @ 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East Rolling Hills Estates, CA90274
May 4 @ 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!

May
14
Tue
The Greystone Demonstration Garden @ Greystone Gardens
May 14 @ 11:34 pm – May 15 @ 12:34 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

 

Jun
1
Sat
Family Volunteer Days at George F. Canyon @ 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East Rolling Hills Estates, CA90274
Jun 1 @ 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!

Jun
11
Tue
The Greystone Demonstration Garden @ Greystone Gardens
Jun 11 @ 11:34 pm – Jun 12 @ 12:34 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

 

Jun
22
Sat
Grant Neighborhood Tree Planting @ Grant Elementary School
Jun 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

I am happy to share that new street trees are coming to the Grant neighborhood in North Long Beach! 

 

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.  

 

Attached is the event flyer to share with your group.

 

I am also honored to share that Val Lerch and his family and friends will plant a special tree in memory of his wife Janet Lerch

 

Come help plant the trees! 

 

Grant Greening Project

Neighborhood Tree Planting

 

Saturday, June 22, 2019

9 a.m. – noon

Meeting Location:

Grant Elementary School

1225 E. 64th Street

Long Beach, CA 90805

 

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

 

Artesia Boulevard — North

 

64th Street — South

 

Cherry Avenue — East

 

Walnut Avenue — West

 

Grant Neighborhood Association is committed to help plant, water and care for these trees for their first year.  Attached is a tree care flyer with information in English and Spanish to share with residents about the needs of the new trees coming soon.  

 

 Thank you to all the partners confirmed to participate:

Grant Neighborhood Association

Grant Elementary School

Orange County’s Credit Union

Longwood Neighborhood Association

Val Lerch and Family (just added)

Neighborhood Leadership Program Alumni (just added)

VolunteerMatch.org

City of Long Beach Office of Sustainability

City of Long Beach Department of Public Works

Port of Long Beach

CAL FIRE

Long Beach Development Services Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau

 

What can you expect on planting day?  I thought you all would like to check out this awesome video from a recent tree planting event!

 

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=2197682300505372&id=1615161738757434&fs=0&focus_composer=0

 

 

Can you and/or your organization serve as Water Brigade volunteers to help water the newly planted trees on planting day?

 

Volunteers are needed to help make sure each tree is deep watered with 15 gallons on planting day to help them get off to a good start. 

 

 

Would your group like to provide refreshments for the volunteers?

 

Lupe with Orange County’s Credit Union will bring volunteers and water for the volunteers!

 

 

Can you and/or your organization assist with watering the trees during their first year?

 

Thank you for pledging to water the trees during their first year:

Grant Neighborhood Association

 

Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau staff will deliver all the trees and tools on planting day. 

 

The Port of Long Beach and CAL FIRE have provided funding to plant 10,000 trees in Long Beach neighborhoods through 2022.  Residents, businesses and community groups partner with Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau to provide volunteers at the tree planting events. 

 

Public Works will survey the neighborhood for tree planting locations and Housing andNeighborhood Services Bureau staff will mail letters to the property owners of all the adjacent sites to notify them that trees will be planted and to provide them with an opportunity to decline them.   

 

Housing and Neighborhood Services Bureau staff will deliver all the trees and tools on planting day. 

Jun
29
Sat
Family Volunteer Days at George F. Canyon @ 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East Rolling Hills Estates, CA90274
Jun 29 @ 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!

Jul
9
Tue
The Greystone Demonstration Garden @ Greystone Gardens
Jul 9 @ 11:34 pm – Jul 10 @ 12:34 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

 

Jul
27
Sat
Family Volunteer Days at George F. Canyon @ 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East Rolling Hills Estates, CA90274
Jul 27 @ 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!

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