Volunteer Sign-Up

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 bigevent@unl.edu.

Perks of Volunteering:
  • Free T-shirt
  • Free Lunch
  • Keynote address from campus and community leaders
  • Giving back to our community
  • Networking opportunities
  • Collaborate and volunteer alongside peers

Individuals and Groups are invited to participate in The Big Event.

Individual students, faculty, and staff who register will be grouped with additional individuals for projects.

RSOs, Greek chapters, Learning Communities and additional student groups can sign up with a single register. One representative of the group should complete the registration and upload a file of the group's roster of volunteers.

All participants are required to complete a participant waiver.

  • Volunteer Sign-Up closes at 12 p.m. April 4, 2024 ** Volunteer Sign-Up is extended until 12 p.m. April 15, 2024. **

  • April 15-25, 2024 is Project & Volunteer Matching.
    • You or your group's primary contact person will receive an email highlighting the designated work site.
    • The email will give instructions and location info for where you or your group's contact person to can pick up the t-shirts.
    • A mandatory volunteer meeting is the second week of April. Ensure that you or your group's contact person (or their designee) can attend the meeting.

  • The Big Event is May 4, 2024
    • 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. - Check in and entertainment at Nebraska Union.
    • 11 a.m. - Lunch and keynote speaker at Nebraska Union.
    • 12 to 3:30 p.m. - Volunteer at various locations across Lincoln. Transportation is not provided.
    • 3:30 p.m. - Check back in at Nebraska Union.

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