The University of Central Arkansas will host the Big Event Saturday, March 10 throughout Conway.

UCA students organize The Big Event, which allows students, faculty and staff to come together and give back to the Conway community through volunteer service.

The Big Event, which began at Texas A&M University in 1982, has spread to colleges and universities throughout the nation.  This event, which takes place each Spring semester, is an opportunity for students to serve the community that supports them year round.

Now in its fifth year at UCA, the Big Event has grown every year and attracted nearly 700 student volunteers in 2017.

Organizations and residents of Conway are invited to submit a job request. Volunteers are available for indoor and outdoor tasks ranging from raking leaves, spreading mulch, painting and minor repairs, to organizing donated goods, participating in games and activities with senior citizens or completing other proposed projects.

Tools are provided but needed materials must be supplied by the site. Job requests are open through February 14.  All are welcome to submit a request online at