Registration open for The Big Event volunteer project

Thursday, March 17, 2022 Registration open for The Big Event volunteer project

Members of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln clear trees and yard waste at a Lincoln residence during a previous year's The Big Event. The upcoming day of service is set for April 23, 2022. [University of Nebraska–Lincoln]

Since 2006, more than 37,500 students at the University of Nebraska–Lincoln have completed 1,687,500 volunteer hours during The Big Event, an annual single day of service benefiting local nonprofits and residents in the greater Lincoln community.

This year’s activity is set for Saturday, April 23, 2022. A minimum of 500 Huskers are needed to help the 35 nonprofits and 60 private residences who submitted projects to be completed.

Individual students as well as student clubs and organizations (RSOs) can sign up through April 8 at 5 p.m. to be part of the day. Volunteers will be notified of their project assignments between April 11–15.

Service projects will include assisting residents at a private properties and residences; cleaning up at local parks; and volunteering at nonprofit organizations.

Every student volunteer with receive an event t-shirt. You're also invited to the networking brunch at the start of the day.

Typical schedule for The Big Event
  • 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.  |  Group leaders arrive at Nebraska Union, Memorial Plaza to check in and collect tools for their assignments.
  • 11 a.m. to 12:35 p.m.  |  Networking brunch for all volunteers at Nebraska Union, Memorial Plaza.
  • 12 to 3:30 p.m.  |  Students complete volunteer projects at various job sites.
  • 4 to 6 p.m.  |  Group leaders return tools and materials to Nebraska Union, Memorial Plaza.

The Big Event is organized annually by the Association of Students of the University of Nebraska (ASUN).

Email for additional details and information.

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