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  • May 4, 2013 · 8:00 AM

During the weekend of May 4 - 5, some volunteer opportunities are available through Big Sunday Weekend.


If any members want to volunteer together, coordinate among yourselves on when & where to meet and how best to find other members.  If any organizer/member wants to host this meetup, please feel free to do so.  Thank you.


#26- Help the Environment at the Bolsa Chica Conservancy

"This important environmental restoration project could use your help. Volunteers will be removing trash debris and invasive plant species from Orange County's Coastal Salt Marsh, Coastal Strand Dune and Coastal Sage Scrub habitats."

Saturday | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
3842 Warner Ave, Huntington Beach, 92649
Age Group: All Ages


#30- Sort and Stock the Shelves of the Orange County Food Bank

"Join the Orange County Food Bank— an amazing organization that distributes nearly 20 million pounds of food annually to help feed the OC’s hungry! —in stocking the shelves of the facility’s warehouse."

Saturday | 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
11870 Monarch St, Garden Grove, 92841
Age Group: 12+


#66- Paint and Brighten an Alzheimer’s Center

"Alzheimer Family Service Center works to improve the quality of life for families challenged by Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. The Center’s 13-years old and many of the offices are in dire need of a fresh coat of paint, including their family conference room where they provide counseling services to caregivers. It is imperative to keep our building in good repair and looking nice. They would love some help giving the place a fresh coat of paint and some heavy lifting of furniture will also be involved. The Center strives to maintain a wonderful cosmetic aesthetic, which helps to ease the concerns of many caregivers and helps them feel as though they are leaving their loved ones in good hands. Thirty to 40 volunteers, ages 16 and older, are needed to assist in this endeavor."

Saturday | 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9451 Indianapolis Ave, Huntington Beach, 92646
Age Group: 16+


#87- Clean and Repair Gently-Used Books for Cute Little Kids

"Are you a book lover? Volunteers of all ages are needed to clean, repair, sort and label gently used books to be distributed by THINK Together, a great group that provides academic out-of-school programs for students. For their Book Doctor Project, volunteers will receive training on how clean and process books before they are distributed back into the hands of children in the community. Please wear comfortable clothes and closed toe shoes."

Saturday | 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
1971 E. 4th St, Suite 130, Santa Ana, 92705
Age Group: All Ages


#100- Help at Laura’s House Resale Store

"Laura’s House provides shelter and support to countless women and children who are victims of domestic violence. They have a really great resale store that supports the Emergency Shelter and Counseling and Resource Program through the sale of high-quality donated items. They would love two to three volunteers, ages 16 and older, to help sort clothing and other items and restock the shelves. This is a perfect project for a fashionista/o with a heart for helping others!"

Saturday | 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
23635 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, 92630
Age Group: 16+


#124- Gardening with The Garden School Foundation, Widney High School

The Garden School Foundation (GSF) is dedicated to providing an interdisciplinary program of education through garden-based learning in outdoor classrooms in low-income neighborhoods throughout Los Angeles. On Big Sunday Weekend, GSF is in need of 30 – 50 volunteers of all ages to assist in clearing out a section of their garden and eliminating excess weeds and grass, building sensory beds, and planting a sensory garden. This undertaking will allow the students at Widney High School, an extension of the Garden School Foundation, access to a sensory garden and allow them to receive educational and therapeutic benefits to improve their quality of life."

Saturday | 10:00 AM - 02:00 PM
23436 Madero, #140, Mission Viejo, 92691
Age Group: All Ages


#153- Join the Buzz at the Baha'i Center of San Clemente Hub

"Fifty volunteers are invited to join the Baha'i Center of San Clemente at their hub site tackle an assortment of activities, including making paper flowers, collecting and sorting food, clothing and books, making cards and writing letters to soldiers, decorating cookies and selling lemonade for a great cause!"

Saturday | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
3316 Avenida Del Presidente, San Clemente, 92672
Age Group: All Ages


#202- Pick, Plant & Weed to Benefit Hungry Families*

"Spend the day planting seeds and small plants, picking weeds and harvesting vegetables with Second Harvest Food Bank. Food goes to feed more than 220,000 hungry families throughout Orange County."

Sunday | 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM
15058 Harvard Ave, Irvine, 92618
Age Group: All Ages

* Signing up via Big Sunday appears to be full/closed, so here's an alternative way to sign up.


#471- Pamper Some Deserving Moms!*

"Mother’s Day is just around the corner. So we'll use Big Sunday to pamper 25 moms who are juggling being a mom with some tough circumstances. The nice folks at the Orange County JCC are leading this great project, offering a lunch, manicure, hair styling and clothing to these nice women."

Sunday | 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
780 S. Lyon St, Santa Ana, 92705

* Signing up via Big Sunday appears to be full/closed, so here's an alternative way to sign up.

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  • Donna

    In the future I would like to connect, cant this weekend. Thks

    May 2, 2013

  • Candice

    Books 4 kids! :)

    April 20, 2013

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