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
Sep
18
Wed
Storytime with Mr. Steve @ Vroman's Bookstore
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Vroman's favorite storytime guy, Mr. Steve, shares books with little ones every Wednesday and Saturday morning in the kids' section of the store.

Ages 2 – 7

No Fuss Comedy Bus: A PopUp Comedy Club Experience @ Chinatown
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm

***21+ ONLY EVENT***

Price of ticket ($40, BUY HERE) includes entry to event, 2 drinks, and dinner from The BBQ Brethren!

Come enjoy this incredible popup comedy cluyb experience, hosted by Bugs Taylor! Featuring:

Hunter Hill

Audrey Stewart

Regan & Watkins

Craig Conant

Ymane Lakhlif

Dave Reinitz

Bugs Taylor

PI Baio

Sep
20
Fri
Skid Row Neighborhood ARTS Movie Night: “The Mustang” @ Skid Row Museum
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm

Come watch "The Mustang" at 7pm on Friday, Sept. 20!

Sep
21
Sat
Southern California Children’s Museum’s Touch-a-Truck Month @ Southern California Children's Museum
Sep 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Our signature event is BACK! This year, the trucks will take over our parking lot for all FOUR Saturdays in September! Fun for the entire family, Touch-A-Truck is a hands-on learning experience for children to explore a variety of large trucks, heavy machinery, recreation vehicles, emergency vehicles, & more!!

Ages 0-12

TICKETS
$15 family of 4 or $5 each (kids under one FREE)

BUY TICKETS HERE!

NO HORN hour from 9 – 10AM to accommodate guests with noise sensitivities.

FINE PRINT
Separate tickets required for each day. Door tickets subject to capacity. Prepaid ticket holders please enter through parking lot entrance off Los Robles. Ticket includes all-day open play at Southern California Children’s Museum. Trucks/vehicles may vary by day. Play passes are not valid for this event. Vehicles may vary by day.

Storytime with Mr. Steve @ Vroman's Bookstore
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Vroman's favorite storytime guy, Mr. Steve, shares books with little ones every Wednesday and Saturday morning in the kids' section of the store.

Ages 2 – 7

Sep
22
Sun
One Generation Farmers Market Volunteer @ One Generation
Sep 22 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

Every Sunday volunteers sign in at 7am and out at 1pm to help greet at the entrance gates and offer information about ONEgeneration services, help at the Bagel or Book booths, or assist a Farmers or small business for the day.  This event is a walk in position so you can come any Sunday that you are available from 7am to 1pm, no partial shifts.  

When volunteers sign out at 1pm they will receive a completion letter for their hours if needed. 

If you have questions about this weekly volunteer event please email [masked]

We hope to see you soon at the Encino Farmers Market!

100% of the proceeds from all ONEgeneration booths and entrance gates support the programs we offer the community. 

Sep
25
Wed
Storytime with Mr. Steve @ Vroman's Bookstore
Sep 25 @ 10:00 am – 10:30 am

Vroman's favorite storytime guy, Mr. Steve, shares books with little ones every Wednesday and Saturday morning in the kids' section of the store.

Ages 2 – 7

C3: Community, Cops, Conversation @ The Islamic Center of Southern California
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Participants must commit to being present both days (9/25: 12-5pm

& 9/26: 10-5pm). Participants will be awarded a $25 gift card each day.

Participants must be 18 or over.

REGISTER HERE!!

Directions and parking will be sent out closer to the event.

C3 is a series of community/police dialogues funded by a Soros Foundation Open Society Grant awarded to the Los Angeles Women Police Officers Association (LAWPOA) in cooperation with Pepperdine University and the LAPD. The dialogues are designed to help LA community members and LAPD officers build trust and understand each other better. The curriculum includes facilitated conversation, conflict resolution training, and interactive activities. Our upcoming Community/Police Dialogue is geared towards community members and officers from the West Bureau, which includes Hollywood, Koreatown, the Mid-Wilshire area, and much of West LA.

Sep
26
Thu
C3: Community, Cops, Conversation @ The Islamic Center of Southern California
Sep 26 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Participants must commit to being present both days (9/25: 12-5pm

& 9/26: 10-5pm). Participants will be awarded a $25 gift card each day.

Participants must be 18 or over.

REGISTER HERE!!

Directions and parking will be sent out closer to the event.

C3 is a series of community/police dialogues funded by a Soros Foundation Open Society Grant awarded to the Los Angeles Women Police Officers Association (LAWPOA) in cooperation with Pepperdine University and the LAPD. The dialogues are designed to help LA community members and LAPD officers build trust and understand each other better. The curriculum includes facilitated conversation, conflict resolution training, and interactive activities. Our upcoming Community/Police Dialogue is geared towards community members and officers from the West Bureau, which includes Hollywood, Koreatown, the Mid-Wilshire area, and much of West LA.

Sep
27
Fri
Good Shepard Center
Sep 27 all-day

Volunteers are essential to the success of Good Shepherd Center and help us improve the lives of homeless women and children in our community. We would love to have you join our team as a volunteer. Prior to volunteering we strongly reccomend that you participate in a tour of our facilites. Tours are offered the second Saturday of the month at 10:00 am.  NOTE: There will be no tour in December.

Tours begin at our Farley House Residence, located at 1671 Beverly Blvd. Parking and entrance to the building are in the alley located one block north of Beverly Blvd., off Union Ave.

The tour takes a little more than an hour and will be followed by a Volunteer Information and Orientation. If you are interested in volunteering or learning how how you can get involved (e.g. donating, serving on our Auxiliary Board, or assisting with fund-raising), we strongly encourage you to participate in the tour.

Those that attend the Volunteer Information and Orientation portion will:

  • Learn more about Good Shepherd Centers’ programs
  • Be provided with a list of current volunteer opportunities and a job description
  • Have an opportunity to fill out a volunteer application

If you would like to participate in the tour or attend the Volunteer Information and Orientation, please contact Annemarie at ahowse@gschomeless.org.

Requirements for Volunteers:

  • Fill out a volunteer application
  • Pass a background check.or be live scan fingerprinted at one of our Live Scan Centers. (depending on your volunteer position).
  • TB clearance (at your expense or there are facilities that do it for free;  we will provide you with that information)
  • Interview by a staff member/s
  • Please note: Minors do not need to pass a background check but will need parental or guardian approval (signature)

If you would like to attend the orientation, please contact Annemarie at ahowse@gschomeless.org.

Volunteer Opportunities:

  • Fund-raising
  • Join our Outreach Team
  • Join our Auxiliary Board
  • Assist in our Family Services Program
  • Serve as a tutor in Math or English for women working on their GED. Tutoring is one on one and hours are flexible.
  • Prepare (or cater) a meal and serve to residents at one of our shelters
  • Facilitate an employment related seminar-this can be a one time commitment.
  • Organize our donation room. You must be able to work independently with little supervision. Hours are flexible but must be weekdays, during regular business hours. Great organizational abilities a plus!
  • Facilitate a drive (food, toiletries, beauty products). Ask about our incentive program.
  • Volunteer opportunities change periodically depending on our needs at the time. We welcome your ideas.

How it Works

You can SEARCH by scrolling through the Months or by selecting different Categories or Tag functions. For a totally different view, try the Posterboard or Stream options! Feel free to submit an item for the calendar by clicking the “Submit Your Event / Opportunity” button above at the right-hand side of the page. Questions? Email calendar@bigsunday.org.