The University of Central Arkansas Big Event will take place on Saturday, March 11 throughout Conway.

Each year, UCA students organize The Big Event where students, faculty and staff come together to give back to the Conway community through volunteer service. This event, which takes place each spring semester, is an opportunity for students to serve the community that supports them year round.

The Big Event began at Texas A&M University in 1982 and has spread to colleges and universities throughout the nation.

Now in its fourth year at UCA, the Big Event has grown every year and attracted more than 600 student volunteers in 2016.

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 the site must supply needed materials. Job requests are open through February 19. All are welcome to submit a request online at uca.edu/go/bigevent.