June 17, 2016
Latest Best of LA: Top Summer Volunteer Opportunities For Families In Los Angeles
by Sheryl Craig
With summertime comes more free time. While families are planning beach days, vacation road trips and summer camp, it’s also the right time to think about volunteering in the community. Los Angeles has thousands and thousands of volunteer positions open, and now more than ever, volunteers are needed, especially as fundraising numbers are down in L.A. County. From helping to provide food for needy families and cleaning up the beaches to saving an animal’s life with a belly rub and reading to young children, families of all ages are welcome to give back to the community.
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bigsunday.org Connecting people and building community since 1999, Big Sunday is driven by helping someone else, regardless of ethnicity, gender, religion, age or socio-economics. Considered as one of the best volunteer resources in the city, Big Sunday has so much going on year-round that there is always a way for people to help in big and small ways. From helping people who are looking for work via its TGIW program (Thank God It’s Work) to community service via TM@10 gathering and volunteering in the Big Sunday offices Thursdays at 10 a.m., to Big Sunday’s Youth in Action that equips civic-minded kids and families with projects. Truly there is a place for everyone to help out through Big Sunday. On top of all this, visit the Big Sunday website to view its volunteer calendar for specific dates they need volunteers. For example, making PB&J sandwiches for Covenant House, decorating cookies and cards for U.S. Vets, providing dog blankets and treats for NKLA (No Kill LA) and many other projects.
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