Get Involved!

Give Big Kern 2020 is finally here! How can YOU get involved and help make history for this special day?

Are you:

  • A nonprofit looking to participate?
  • A supporter who would like to help fundraise on behalf of your favorite charity?
  • A business or corporate representative who would like to sponsor Giving Big Kern, which is a way to help the entire local nonprofit sector?
  • A donor willing to make a minimum donation of $5 through Give Big Kern?
  • A board member for a participating nonprofit?
  • A volunteer wanting to give of your time and talents for the greater good?

Read below to find out about the various engagement opportunities Give Big Kern makes available. There’s a place for everyone in this “One day to celebrate the giving spirit of Kern County!”


Do you have a hankering to give where you live? There’s lots of giving to be done for Give Big Kern! Search for a nonprofit to give back to by typing in a specific organization’s name or area of impact (e.g., Bakersfield Museum of Art, or the arts) or search the causes you’re most passionate about to see which organizations are working in those areas.


Are you looking to give back by volunteering? Find your passion! Use the search bar at the top of the home page to check out the profiles of the many agencies participating in Give Big Kern. If there is one or more that you are interested in volunteering with, simply access the “Volunteering” section in the drop-down menu and complete a Volunteer Application. The form can be filled out online or downloaded, filled out by hand, and delivered to the agency you wish to volunteer with. Your time and talents are welcome and appreciated.

Businesses & Sponsors

Give Big Kern provides a GREAT opportunity for local businesses to get behind our hard-working nonprofits in a highly visible community giving event that affords them much exposure and recognition. We LOVE our sponsors and let everyone know it: from the home page, to mentions in media releases and social media, to public acknowledgement at special events associated with the Give Big Kern campaign, we make sure everyone knows how grateful we are for their support. Click on this link to learn more about Give Big Kern Sponsorship Opportunities, or call Louis Medina at 661.616.2603.