Skip to content. Skip to main navigation.

How to Participate in The Big Event

Frequently Asked Questions

View FAQ (PDF)

Volunteers

The Big Event volunteers will need to arrive at the Maverick Activity Center (MAC) on the west lawn, 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 February 28th and open for registration on March 3, 2014. To volunteer, choose one of The Big Event project sites and click the link to register.

2014 PROJECT SITES

View project sites >

Registration for projects begins March 3. 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). Email your completed application to thebigevent@uta.edu 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 scheduled interactive sessions (Time TBD)

First Training Session - February 10th , University Center/Guadalupe

Second Training Session - February 20th, University Center/Palo Pinto

Third Training Session - March 25th, College Hall 101

Big Huddle - April 7-9th, 2014

Site Leader Wrap-Up Session - April 21st, TBD

Site leaders are required to attend all scheduled interactive training sessions. If you apply to be a site leader you will be contacted, upon approval, with the dates, times and locations of the training sessions.

The deadline for site leader applications is scheduled for January 27, 2014. The link for the online Site Leader application is HERE.