Request Volunteers

The Big Event is May 4, 2024.

Since its introduction in 2006, The Big Event at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln has become the largest, one-day, student-run service project in the state of Nebraska. The Big Event promotes campus and community unity as thousands of UNL students come together to say “Thank You” and express gratitude to the residents and nonprofits of Lincoln and Lancaster County.

Thank you for your interest in working with The Big Event.

Questions? Reach out to The Big Event team at

  • Submit your project information by April 15, 2024.
  • You will be notified if your proposal will be filled by April 25, 2024.
  • The Big Event is May 4, 2024.

Filling out this form does not guarantee your request for volunteers will be fulfilled. The Big Event team will do their best to staff each request, but volunteers are limited due to a large number of requests.

Propose a 1-Day Project:

Nonprofit organizations and private residences can submit an project for UNL students, staff, and faculty to assist you on May 4, 2024 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. Projects can range from one to three hours and must be an in-person volunteer opportunity.

Volunteers can help you:

  • Paint exterior and interior of buildings
  • Rake yards, trim bushes
  • Plant trees or flowers
  • Pick up trash
  • Clean ground-floor windows
  • Clean up interior and exterior house, park, garden, street, etc.

Volunteers cannot:

  • Use electrical equipment or power tools
  • Plumbing or electrical work
  • Heating or air conditioning
  • Handle asbestos
  • Work with lead paint or be exposed to toxic materials

Start your Volunteer Request:

Are you a nonprofit or a private residence owner? Required