One Week Until Big Sunday – Volunteers Still Needed!

Big Sunday is an annual volunteer event – held on the first weekend in May – “during which thousands of people of all ages and all backgrounds come together and pitch in at hundreds of nonprofits, schools and other agencies that need their help. Last year on Big Sunday Weekend, 50,000 volunteers turned out—some as individuals, others with their families, still others as part of a class, church, synagogue, mosque, business or club—to lend a hand at more than 500 different projects from San Diego to San Francisco, making Big Sunday Weekend one of the largest regional community service events in America.” And it all started here in L.A.

In our part of town this year, there are dozens of Big Sunday projects that could use your help.  You can choose from at schools, community and arts organizations of all kinds.  Here are a few that are still looking for volunteers:


24th Street Elementary
Carthay Center Elementary
Crescent Heights Elementary
Hyde Park Elementary
Larchmont Charter
Laurel Span Middle School
Queen Anne Elementary
Selma Ave. Elementary
Wilshire Crest Elementary

Community Service Organizations:

Adams-Normandie Community
Alexandria House
Big Sunday (yes, they need help running the event itself)
Project Angel Food
Saban Free Clinic
SOVA Food Bank

Religious Organizations:

Temple Israel

Arts Organizations:

Barnsdall Art Park
Craft and Folk Art Museum
Hammer Museum

To sign up, just go to and search for one of these groups, or something else that tickles your fancy. It’s a great way to spend the day…and your help will be greatly appreciated.  (All volunteers also receive a free Big Sunday T-shirt…and lunch is provided at many venues.)

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About Elizabeth Fuller

Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - first in the Sycamore Square neighborhood, and since 2012 in West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill. She was long-time board member of the Sycamore Square Neighborhood Association, currently serves on the board of the West Adams Heights/Sugar Hill Neighborhood Association, spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and is the co-owner/publisher of the Buzz.

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