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How to Participate in The Big Event


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 ask that you provide jobs to last up to four (4) hours for a certain number of people. Project site locations are subject to cancellation if there are not enough volunteers signed up for that site location.  We do encourage that project site location be no more than 30 minutes away due to many students not having transportation. Project Site application form will be available in late October 2017.


Final 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.

Volunteer sign-ups for project sites begins on February 19, 2018 and ends on March 23, 2018. Please note: If you sign up for a project and NEED TO SWITCH TO ANOTHER PROJECT, DO NOT re-register. Instead, email or call 817-272-2963 to make this change.


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. Apply to be a site leader at a project site by completing the site leader application form, available in November 2017. Interviews will begin in late January 2018.

Safety is an important part of The Big Event. Site leaders must 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 are accepted to be a Site Leader, you will be contacted with times and locations of the training sessions. Snacks will be provided.

Site Leader Training Dates for 2018

Part 1: February 21, 2018 OR February 22, 2018

Part 2: March 21, 2018 OR March 22, 2018

See the Frequently Asked Question section for more details or you can email questions at