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How to Participate in The Big Event


The Big Event is now recruiting Planning Committee Members for Fall 2019! CLICK HERE TO APPLY

The Big Event Planning Committee meets every other Thursday from 2pm-3pm in the Student Governance Chambers in the upper level of the University Center. First meeting of the year will be held August 29, 2019.


The Big Event Executive Board is made up of five positions: Director, Programs Chair, Operations Chair, Recruitment Chair, and Outreach Chair. The Big Event Exec. Board applications for 2020-2021 will be availlable in spring of 2020. If you would like to participate, the link for the application will be available after The Big Event 2020.  For more information please email


Final project sites will be posted Monday, February 21st, 2020. Click here to volunteer for The Big Event!

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 registration ends on March 22, 2020. Please note: If you sign up for a project site and NEED TO SWITCH TO ANOTHER PROJECT SITE, 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 2019. Interviews will begin in late February 2020.

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, site leader are the liasion to our volunteers with the information you collect from the site inspection, by advising them where, when and the time to meet on the date of The BIG Event.  You will also 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 a link to sign up for a training time.

2020 Site Leader Training Dates will be determined at a later date.  visit this site to see when the dates are set.

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


To partner with The Big Event in providing project sites for volunteers, we encourage Arlington, Mansfield, and surrounding cities 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 October 2020.