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.

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Apr
27
Sat
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!

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
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
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!

Aug
24
Sat
Family Volunteer Days at George F. Canyon @ 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East Rolling Hills Estates, CA90274
Aug 24 @ 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!

Sep
21
Sat
Family Volunteer Days at George F. Canyon @ 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East Rolling Hills Estates, CA90274
Sep 21 @ 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!

Oct
19
Sat
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!

Nov
16
Sat
Family Volunteer Days at George F. Canyon @ 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East Rolling Hills Estates, CA90274
Nov 16 @ 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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