Serving Larchmont Village, Hancock Park, and the Greater Wilshire neighborhoods of Los Angeles since 2011.

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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Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller
Elizabeth Fuller was born and raised in Minneapolis, MN but has lived in LA since 1991 - with deep roots in both the Sycamore Square and West Adams Heights-Sugar Hill neighborhoods. She spent 10 years with the Greater Wilshire Neighborhood Council, volunteers at Wilshire Crest Elementary School, and has been writing for the Buzz since 2015.

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