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
Nov
10
Sat
READING TO KIDS: November 10, 2018
Nov 10 all-day
READING TO KIDS: November 10, 2018

READING TO KIDS: November 10, 2018 Reading Clubs

Reading to Kids organizes monthly reading clubs on the second Saturday of every month at eight downtown Los Angeles elementary schools. The reading clubs run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pairs of volunteer readers read aloud to small groups of students from the elementary school (typically between 4 and 6 children per group) in a fun environment. Teachers at the elementary school provide supervision and guidance throughout the morning.

To volunteer at our next reading clubs, please visit http://www.readingtokids.org where you'll need to register and RSVP. For more information, please feel free to e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org or call (310) 479-7455.

Our next reading clubs will be held on November 10 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For exact locations, please visit http://www.readingtokids.org.

Volunteers must be 18 or older to volunteer with Reading to Kids.

Nov
11
Sun
Veterans’s Day Volunteering
Nov 11 @ 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Adult volunteers needed.

 

Our ceremonies at YOUR LA NATIONAL CEMETERY are always FREE and open to the public.  Would love your help letting all know they are truly welcome.  This year, for the very first time, we will feature the Randy Van Horne Singers in a marvelous tribute to WWI and WWII music as part of our ceremonies.  Come join us as we honor veterans and active duty; ring those bells and sound those shofarot; and follow it all with a Town Hall with our 33rd District Congressman.

Nov
17
Sat
Family Volunteer Days at George F. Canyon @ 27305 Palos Verdes Drive East Rolling Hills Estates, CA90274
Nov 17 @ 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
22
Thu
Turkey Trot Los Angeles @ N Spring Street and W.1st Street (infront of City Hall)
Nov 22 all-day
Turkey Trot Los Angeles @ N Spring Street and W.1st Street (infront of City Hall) | Los Angeles | California | United States

Turkey Trot Los Angeles needs VOLUNTEERS!
We are looking for 125 volunteers to help at the Turkey Trot Los Angeles in downtown Los Angeles. Volunteer opportunities are Sunday, November 18 (packet pick up) and race day on Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 22nd.

Why: In the spirit of Thanksgiving, this event benefits the Midnight Mission – an amazing organization that offers a path to self sufficiency to those experiencing homelessness.

• Where: Start and Finish 200 N Spring Street, Los Angeles 90012
• When:
o Packet Pick Up: Sunday, November 18 (downtown LA and Santa Monica)
o Event day: Thanksgiving – Thursday, November 22
• Volunteer Registration: https://tinyurl.com/2018TurkeyTrotLA

Groups of 10+, if you would like to create a group, group leaders can email me group name (club name + high school), how many volunteers they will have, and 1-2 assignments they are interested in.
You can also just direct volunteers to sign up individually above and comment they are with your group.
If you have any questions, please email Michelle at Michelle@socalvolunteers.com

Dec
1
Sat
LACGC 2018 Holiday Party!
Dec 1 @ 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

WE NEED VOLUNTEERS FOR OUR 2018 Holiday Party!

 

We look forward to working together in support of our agency's mission statement of empowering children, youth and adults to getting back on track to success and wellness – by spreading holiday cheer!

 

Volunteer Opportunity: Saturday, December 1, 2018

  • Shift 1: 8:30am – 12:00pm
  • Shift 2: 12:30pm – 4:00pm

 

Project Description: Join us for our celebration of Winter! The event will feature popcorn, arts & crafts, snow cones, beverages, and community resource vendors!

 

Directions: LACGC Exposition Park at the intersection Vermont/Exposition next to Arco: 3787 S. Vermont Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90007

 

About LACGC: Los Angeles Child Guidance Clinic empowers children, adolescents and young adults to get on track to success – to reach goals in school, build healthy relationships, and enjoy emotional well-being. Our team of compassionate professionals offers behavioral counseling, therapy, and support to individuals and families.

Dec
2
Sun
NCJW | LA Annual Clothing Giveaway @ NCJW | LA
Dec 2 all-day

Join us the weekend of December 1 and 2, 2018 – RAIN OR SHINE!

The Giveaway is a single-day event that provides free, gently used clothing to more than 2,000 women, men, and children at the start of the holiday season.

We need 120 volunteers to help sort clothing, greet our guests, keep our giveaway tables freshly and fully stocked, and assist with event cleanup. Breakfast and lunch are provided for volunteers.

The Clothing Giveaway takes place at our headquarters in the Fairfax District of Los Angeles:

543 N Fairfax Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90036.

Parking restrictions in the area are eased for the event.

Volunteers must be at least 17 years-old. Community service credit/certificates will be given to all students.

Dec
8
Sat
READING TO KIDS: December 8, 2018
Dec 8 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
READING TO KIDS: December 8, 2018

READING TO KIDS: December 8, 2018 Reading Clubs

Reading to Kids organizes monthly reading clubs on the second Saturday of every month at eight downtown Los Angeles elementary schools. The reading clubs run from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Pairs of volunteer readers read aloud to small groups of students from the elementary school (typically between 4 and 6 children per group) in a fun environment. Teachers at the elementary school provide supervision and guidance throughout the morning.

To volunteer at our next reading clubs, please visit http://www.readingtokids.org where you'll need to register and RSVP. For more information, please feel free to e-mail us at info@readingtokids.org or call (310) 479-7455.

Our next reading clubs will be held on December 8, 2018 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. For exact locations, please visit http://www.readingtokids.org.

Volunteers must be 18 or older to volunteer with Reading to Kids.

Volunteer (21+) at the Santa Monica Pub Crawl @ Third Street Promenade
Dec 8 @ 4:00 pm – 9:30 pm
Volunteer (21+) at the Santa Monica Pub Crawl @ Third Street Promenade | Santa Monica | California | United States

Volunteers 21 & over are needed on Saturday, December 8, 2018 to help with the 10th Annual Santa Monica Pub Crawl. To sign up, please fill out our volunteer form at the following link: https://goo.gl/forms/fCumLGirAzaLTBpl2

This event is a pub crawl in Santa Monica to kickoff the holiday season and raise funds for Westside Food Bank. Proceeds from last year's pub crawl provided over 100,000 meals for local individuals & families in need. There will be 4 starting locations in Santa Monica: Main Street, Ocean Ave, 3rd Street Promenade and Wilshire Blvd. It's a fun, festive atmosphere and volunteers get a free wristband to participate in the event after their shift.

Volunteers are needed to help check in preregistered participants, take payments from new participants, distribute wristbands, sell Santa hats and collect donations. Volunteers must have good people skills and can help manage crowds. Volunteers are encouraged to dress in holiday costumes & festive holiday clothing. Volunteers are also needed during the After Party shift which is 9:00pm-12:30am.

To learn more about the Santa Monica Pub Crawl, please visit: santamonicapubcrawl.com

Dec
15
Sat
2018 Tikim Filipino Food Fun Run @ Los Angeles Historic Park
Dec 15 all-day
2018 Tikim Filipino Food Fun Run @ Los Angeles Historic Park | Los Angeles | California | United States

Race day is coming up and we still need more volunteers. We're on the lookout for people to help with some of the below. Not all races need all areas, but this is a general idea on where you may be assigned the morning of the race:

Parking Direction

Positioned near and at the entry to designated parking areas to direct athletes, attendees and other volunteers to correct parking areas, registration area and event plaza.

Water Stations Along the Course

Fill cups of water at water stations along course. Maintain filled water cups for runners/walkers as needed. Clean up post race, throwing all empty water cups into trash receptacles.

Food & Beverage Tables

Cut bananas, oranges and bagels as well as set up tables. Additionally, hand out to runners and walkers before and after they run/walk.

Course Direction & cheer stations

Positioned at various key points along the course, volunteers will point or holds signs to keep runners/walkers on the proper course. Cheer the runners and walkers on as they participate in the race.

Course Worker

Assist with the set-up and breakdown of course by removal of cones, signs, course water tables and containers of water.

Event Day Registration

Welcome athletes, collect registration information, distribute race packets, race t-shirts and goodie bags on race day.

Finish Line

Assist with sorting of athletes as they finish the run/walk, handing out finisher medals and keeping order in the finish chutes.

Awards Booth

Assist with sorting and distributing age group awards to top three finishers in each age group.

Breakdown and Clean-up

All volunteers are asked to assist with the breakdown and clean-up of the course, start & finish line area and event plaza area.

Depending on the race, Kiddie Fun Run Course Volunteers

Positioned along the Kiddie Fun Run course, volunteers will ensure all participants follow and stay on course.

As an A5 Events volunteer you will be fed and hydrated.

If you have any friends or family that also may be interested in volunteering, please have them sign up through this website or show up with you on the day of the event. You will be assigned a job at the event.

Without our amazing volunteers, this race simply would not happen. So on that note, thanks and we look forward to hearing from you.

Please show up at 7:00am.

Tree Planting in Ridgewood Cove Neighborhood
Dec 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

I am happy to invite you and your community group to help plant 100 new street trees in the Ridgewood Cove neighborhood!  At this tree planting, we will mark the planting of 4,000th tree planted through the I Dig Long Beach initiative.

 

Ridgewood Cove Neighborhood Association is committed to help plant, water and care for these trees for their first year. 

 

Volunteers are welcome to come help plant the trees!

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

 

52nd Street –- North

 

Silva Street –- South

 

Gardenia Avenue — East

 

Walnut Avenue -– West

 

 

Would your group like to be a volunteer partner for this event? 

 

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

 

 

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.  

How it Works

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