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How to Participate in The Big Event

AGENCIES, NON-PROFITS, NEIGHBORHOOD ASSOCIATIONS, and LOCAL RESIDENTS

To partner with The Big Event in providing project sites for volunteers, Click to fill out the Project Application online form.  Deadline for Project Sites to apply HAS BEEN EXTENDED indefinitely.

Volunteers

Project sites are posted in late February. To volunteer, choose one of The Big Event project sites and click the link to register.

Due to the large number of volunteers, transportation to project sites is not available through The Big Event, so volunteers must coordinate their own travel.

VOLUNTEERS, click here VIEW PROJECT SITES 

Registration for projects begins March 2, 2015. Please note: If you sign up for a project and NEED TO SWITCH TO ANOTHER PROJECT, DO NOT re-register. Instead, email thebigevent@uta.edu or call 817-272-2963 to make this change.

SITE LEADERS

Site leaders are provided with training for directing volunteers and ensuring project site safety, communication skills, forming relationships with agency contacts, and giving back to the community. Sign up to be a site leader at a project site by downloading the site leader application form (see link below). 

Safety is an important part of The Big Event. Site leaders inspect and visit each project in order to ensure the quality and safety of the location and collect required liability waiver forms from volunteers.

Site leaders are required to attend session 1 and 2  of the scheduled interactive training sessions at one of the following  times: 

First Training Session 

March 3, 2015, 5:00-6:00pm, Location: UC/Lower Chambers 

March 4, 2015, 12:00-1:00pm, Location: UC/Guadalupe

March 4, 2015, 1:00-2:00pm, Location: UC/Guadalupe

Second Training Session 

March 18, 2015, 12:00-1:00pm, Location: UC/Guadalupe

March 18, 2015, 1:00-2:00pm, Location: UC/Guadalupe

March 25, 2015, 5:00-6:00pm, Location: CPB, Room 303

Make-up Training Session #1 & 2

March 26, 2015, 5:00-7:00pm, Location: CPB, Room 303

Site Leaders training sessions are mandatory. Food will be provided at each session.  If you apply to be a site leader you will be contacted upon approval with dates, times and locations of the training sessions.

See the Frequently Asked Question section for more details.