How to Participate in The Big Event
The Big Event volunteers will need to arrive at The Green at College Park by 8 a.m. for the inaugural The Big Event Kickoff. Volunteers will need to leave promptly once the Kickoff ends to get to their project sites by 9 a.m. and serve until 1 p.m. Once volunteers finish at their project site, they are invited to the Thank You Celebration on campus from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. to receive a free meal and enjoy meeting other participants.
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.
Project sites will be posted on this website and open to volunteers beginnning March 2014. To volunteer, choose one of The Big Event project sites and download a required liability release form (see links directly below) to fill out and have ready to turn in to the SITE LEADER on April 12, 2014, the day of The Big Event.
Adult (18 or older) Release Form (PDF)
Minor (younger than 18) Release Form (PDF)
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). Email your completed application to firstname.lastname@example.org or hand-deliver it to Bonnie Rodriguez in the Lower Level of the E.H. Hereford University Center.
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 all four scheduled interactive sessions.
First Training — TBD
Site Leader Follow-Up Session – TBD
The Big Huddle – TBD
Wrap Up Session – TBD
The deadline for site leader applications is scheduled for January 27, 2014. The link for the online Site Leader application is HERE.