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
Dec
14
Sat
2nd Annual 10th Street Tree Watering and Tree Decorating Event @ Craftsman Village Park
Dec 14 @ 8:30 am – 10:30 am

Greetings!

​Join AOC7 for their 2nd Annual Tree Watering and Tree Decorating Event!!!

 

Help turn 10th Street into Candy Cane Lane! AOC7 is looking for "super volunteers" to join them for their 2nd annual 10th Street tree watering and tree decorating event on Saturday, December 14th! Volunteers will be watering and decorating almost 100 trees on 10th Street from Alamitos to Cherry Ave. This is a really fun event that dosen't require any experience. They will provide the buckets and all the supplies to water the trees. If you're feeling really cheerful and would like to wear your little Elves or Santa Hats that would make great photo ops. Invite your family and friends. Light snacks and refreshments will be served.

 

Decorations will be welcome!

 

When: Saturday, December 14th from 8:30 am to 10:30 am 

Where: Craftsman Village Park

850 Orange Ave., Long Beach, 90813

 

Contact Mary 562 758-5751 or email msmarys61@hotmail.com

Help Restore Natural Habitats! Volunteer at Starr Ranch Sanctuary
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:30 pm

Audubon California’s 4000-acre Starr Ranch Sanctuary in southeast Orange County is pleased to invite you to join them as a volunteer "Weed Warrior." Weeds can alter habitats and have negative effects on wildlife. Volunteers help remove smilo grass, periwinkle, English ivy, and English plantain using non-chemical methods.

No experience necessary. Training and tools provided. Please wear clothes that can get dirty, long pants, closed-toe shoes and layers for changing weather. Bring snacks and a picnic lunch, if you wish. A personal water bottle, a hat and sunscreen are strongly recommended.

Adults and children ages 8 and older are welcome. Children under 13 must be accompanied by adults. Service at Starr Ranch fulfills community service requirements. Please take a look at their volunteer days from November 2019 through May 2020. Find the dates that work for you and RSVP to Sandy DeSimone, sdesimone@audubon.org

2019-2020 Saturday Volunteer Days

9am – 12:30 pm each date (*except April)

November 9 & 16

December 7 & 14

January 11 & 18

February 8 & 15

March 7 & 21

April 4, 11, & 18 *(1:30pm – 4:30pm)

May 9 & 16


If you can’t find a date that works for you and would still like to volunteer, it is possible to volunteer during the week, Monday – Friday. Please reply with a suggested date to Sandy, sdesimone@audubon.org and they will get back to you.

 

For more information on Starr Ranch Sanctuary call 949-858-0309 or visit their website: www.starrranch.org

Mulch the Gulch Volunteer Event @ Willow Springs Park
Dec 14 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Volunteer with the Office of Sustainability to help care for the native plant restoration area at Willow Springs Park! This is a 12 acre restoration area filled with native coastal sage scrub and wetland plants. It features hills and low-lying areas that form a natural gulch. Volunteers will spread mulch and remove invasive species to help the native plants thrive.

 

Saturday, December 14th 9am to 12pm,

Willow Springs Park

Parking is available at 2755 Orange Avenue.

 

Gloves, tools and refreshments will be provided for all volunteers. Minors will need a waiver signed by a parent or guardian: http://longbeach.gov/globalassets/sustainability/media-library/documents/about-us/events-calendar/longview-waiver

 

Facebook event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/592589961281742/

 

For any questions contact Sustainability@longbeach.gov or 562-570-6396

WITHOUT LIMITS Math & English Tutoring Program @ Urban Partners Los Angeles at 1st Unitarian Church of Los Angeles
Dec 14 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

For 10 years, Urban Partners LA has hosted WITHOUT LIMITS, a tutoring program for inner-city families at the First Unitarian Church in the heart of Koreatown. In this area of the city many families face significant barriers to education. Local schools are underfunded and overcrowded; home support is limited while parents work 2-3 jobs and struggle to understand their children's homework because English is their 2nd language. We tutor the students every Saturday morning from 10 – Noon; parents enjoy quarterly convivios to learn how to help their children in their studies; families enjoy field trips sponsored by the Sierra Club.
Join our fun (and sometimes wacky!) team of volunteer tutors to help our wonderful, eager-to-learn students grow in their math and reading skills. Want to play hot potato with words or math problems? We try new and different ways to make learning fun! We welcome one and all – give it a try one time and learn what we're all about. Maybe you can donate one weekend a month or you'll want to help out several times a month. We look forward to meeting you and helping you …"to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit" (quote by Nelson Henderson)!

KCF’s Holiday Event
Dec 14 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Dec
15
Sun
Native Garden Volunteer Day
Dec 15 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
The mission of CNPS is to conserve California native plants and their natural habitats, and increase understanding, appreciation, and horticultural use of native plants. We achieve this mission at the native garden days at Point Vicente Interpretive Center through community based native gardening.

Program Description: Volunteers learn about California native gardening which gazing out at the Pacific Ocean at the Point Vicente Interpretive Center. The garden provides important habitat for endangered species and inspires people to plant local. The volunteer maintenance of the garden is critical to it's success. 

Volunteer Roles & Responsibilities: Volunteers will be pruning, weeding, watering, spreading or collecting native seeds, learning irrigation systems, planting, and mulching the oceanside garden.  

Time Commitment: 2 hours.  
Requirements: Close-toed shoes, clothes for outdoor work.

Benefits: Volunteers benefit by receiving a full training on proper garden techniques that they can use at home and enjoy an enriching educational experience in a beautiful setting.   

*This project is created, organized and managed by our nonprofit partner. Once you click on EXPRESS INTEREST below a staff person from that organization will contact you to follow up.
Dec
21
Sat
Peace 4 Kids
Dec 21 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

HOW YOU CAN VOLUNTEER AND MAKE A DIFFERENCE

EVERY CHILD DESERVES A CONNECTION

Each year, our volunteers contribute 5000+ hours, accounting for almost 80% of our services. If you're interested in promoting peace in the lives of foster youth, join our community and bring your knowledge and compassion to those who will truly benefit. It's a truly rewarding experience!

Primarily our volunteers connect with youth on Saturdays from 9am – 1pm in an environment that focuses on creativity, education, life skills building, health and wellness. Under the guidance of our staff, volunteers are given the tools to work one-to-one with youth, developing strong bonds that leave a lasting impression. 

HERE'S A QUICK REQUIREMENT CHECKLIST:
    • Be at least 18 years of age
    • Contribute at least 8 hours a month [2 Saturdays per month] and commit to a minimum of one year of service
    • Obtain Department of Justice clearance
    • Attend both a new volunteer orientation and training

And here's some of the things you'll be doing:

    • Engage, mentor and provide leadership for youth in foster care, ages 4-18 years old
    • Support our educational team in facilitating creative learning onsite and on field trips 
    • Create a consistent, nurturing community based environment
    • Have fun making new friends with like-minded folks!
Nothin’ but Sand @ Different L.A. County beach each month. Check RSVP page for specific dates/locations
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Our monthly all-ages beach cleanup bonanza, 10 a.m. to noon on the third Saturday of every month except December.

Beach cleanups are a great experience for you and your family, friends and co-workers to get involved in the community and environment. All you need to do is show up…and bring reusable supplies, if possible! We provide the supplies, all you need to do is register, sign a waiver, and show up! Visit Heal the Bay’s Eventbrite page for details about the location for this month’s Nothin’ But Sand beach cleanup.

This is a rain or shine event. Cleanups are only cancelled for lightning or thunderstorms. We will still hold the cleanup in light and steady rain. In this case, please come prepared with a rain jacket, appropriate shoes, and an umbrella.

WITHOUT LIMITS Math & English Tutoring Program @ Urban Partners Los Angeles at 1st Unitarian Church of Los Angeles
Dec 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

For 10 years, Urban Partners LA has hosted WITHOUT LIMITS, a tutoring program for inner-city families at the First Unitarian Church in the heart of Koreatown. In this area of the city many families face significant barriers to education. Local schools are underfunded and overcrowded; home support is limited while parents work 2-3 jobs and struggle to understand their children's homework because English is their 2nd language. We tutor the students every Saturday morning from 10 – Noon; parents enjoy quarterly convivios to learn how to help their children in their studies; families enjoy field trips sponsored by the Sierra Club.
Join our fun (and sometimes wacky!) team of volunteer tutors to help our wonderful, eager-to-learn students grow in their math and reading skills. Want to play hot potato with words or math problems? We try new and different ways to make learning fun! We welcome one and all – give it a try one time and learn what we're all about. Maybe you can donate one weekend a month or you'll want to help out several times a month. We look forward to meeting you and helping you …"to plant trees under whose shade you do not expect to sit" (quote by Nelson Henderson)!

La Posada – A traditional Mexican holiday celebration @ Francis Avenue Garden
Dec 21 @ 4:00 pm

The Board of Urban Partners Los Angeles would like to invite the community to a very special  upcoming La Posada event on Sat. December 21, 2019. 

This is a traditional Mexican holiday celebration! It starts at 4PM at the Francis Avenue Garden (2909 Francis Ave.) The Second Stop happens at Caroline Severance Manor (2928 8th St.).The Service starts at 6PM at the First Unitarian Church located at 2936 W. 8th St., Los Angeles.

Please contact event coordinator:  Rochelle McAdam at (213) 401-1191 (office) or at Rochelle@uula.org

They  would also like donations of toys, children's books and baby items which will be given out at the end of the event. Food donations and volunteers would be greatly appreciated!

2019 Posada flyers

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