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How to Participate in The Big Event

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

To partner with The Big Event in providing project sites for volunteers.  We encourage Arlington, Mansfield and Grand Prairie businesses and residents to participate actively.   We asked that you provide a job or jobs to last up to four (4) hours for a certain number of people. Project site location are subject to cancellation if there are not enough volunteers sign-up for that site location.  We do encourage that project site location be at least 30 minutes away due to many students who do not have transportation. Click to fill out the PROJECT SITE APPLICATION online form.  

APPLY FOR THE BIG EVENT EXECUTIVE BOARD

Apply to be an executive board member for the 2018 Big Event.  We have four non-paid positions, Operations, Program, Outreach and Recruitment chair. The applications are now online for you to print.  Deadline to turn in your application is Thursday, April 27, 2017 before 5:00PM. Click here to sign up for an interview time.

RECRUITMENT CHAIR

OPERATIONS CHAIR

PROGRAMS CHAIR

OUTREACH CHAIR

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 

Volunteer sign-ups for projects begins on TBD and ends on TBD. 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 training sessions are mandatory. If you apply to be a site leader you will be contacted upon approval with dates, times and locations of the training sessions, snacks will be provided.

Site leaders are required to attend one of four scheduled interactive training sessions in the University Lower Chambers (B170F) at on of the following times:

Site Leader Training Date for 2017

TBD

See the Frequently Asked Question section for more details or you can email questions at thebigevent@uta.edu.