The BIG Event

The BIG Event is a nationally recognized day of service celebrated by the UNT community. Each spring, volunteers contribute over 10,000 hours of service in over 7 cities in Denton County. Students, faculty, staff, alumni, and student organizations are all welcome to participate.

Save the Date: Saturday, March 23th, 2024

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Join the thousands of UNT Eagles as we join together in helping our community. 


Join a Committee

The BIG Event success relies on the passionate members who help with event planning and execution, recruitment, and other programming throughout the year leading up to the main events.

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Host a Site

The Center for Leadership and Service is seeking community partners to host volunteers on the day of The BIG Event.

The BIG Event 2024
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The BIG Event 2023
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The BIG Event 2022
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The BIG Event 2018
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What does a typical volunteer project do?

A typical volunteer project done during BIG Event can vary greatly from one job site to another. Currently all of our projects are with non-profits in the Denton County area. Our projects can vary from environmental projects, carnivals, road clean ups, animal shelters, campus clean ups, Be the Match, etc.

We hope that the connections formed during The BIG Event can lead to more opportunities for the students to serve their community in the future. Some students and organizations will stay in touch with their community partner and continue to volunteer with them after the event.

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About Hosting a Site
The BIG Event is seeking community organizations to host volunteers.. If you would like to host a team of UNT students, staff, and alumni volunteers to help with your organization please click below to register to host volunteers

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Frequently Asked Questions:

What is a typical project?

Typical projects vary from community partner to community partners. We ask that the job be safe and appropriate for our volunteers. Volunteer projects have included planting flower beds, cleaning up lake areas, helping in community gardens, running activities and games for children during carnivals, road clean ups, beautification projects, or working with animals. The volunteer opportunities are endless. Please contact us if you have any concerns about your project at

How many volunteers can we request?

Community partners can request as many volunteers as needed. We ask for a minimum of 5, but the maximum can vary.

We do want our partners to note that we sometimes add a few more students over the maximum to aid if volunteers do not show. For example: If a community partner asks for 35 volunteers we will send 40.

What do we need to provide?

Our community partners must be able to provide supplies for their projects. Our volunteers would also appreciate an orientation over your agency and assigned project. It's helpful if they are able to supply water and a bathroom for our volunteers.

Can I request a specific group?

If the opportunity is available we try our best to make those matches. Please contact us, and we will be happy to work with you.

We can't host an event during Big Event can we have it on another day?

Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee volunteers on other days other than BIG Event. If you have an upcoming project let us know, and we will be more than happy to send your project out through our Volunteer Newsletter.

If the opportunity is available we try our best to make those matches. Please contact us, and we will be happy to work with you.