The Big Event

The Big Event at UCA is a student-led organization that provides volunteer services annually to complete projects submitted by Conway community members. The Vision of the Big Event General Committee is to involve every UCA student, faculty, and staff member in the Big Event to strengthen the bond between UCA and the Conway community by acts of selfless service.

The Big Event will take place on Saturday, March 9th, 2024!

Request a Service Project

The Big Event is a time when University of Central Arkansas students, staff, and faculty members along with the Conway community can unite in a campus-wide effort for one BIG day to impact our community. The Big Event impacts numerous community members in the city of Conway and surrounding areas. We offer services such as clean-up, yard work, painting, and small renovations at no cost to the community members. Job Requests are open to UCA faculty & staff, Conway residents, and Conway nonprofits. All project requests are approved pending safety review and volunteer availability. Project requests are closed for the 2024 Big Event.

Please feel free to email with any questions you may have.

Sign Up to Volunteer

UCA students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends are invited to volunteer! It takes hundreds of volunteers to make this event possible. You may sign up as an individual or as part of a group.

VOLUNTEER REGISTRATION OPEN NOW! Volunteer registration closes February 28th, 2024.

Join Big Event Committee

This committee plans the student-led service day, The Big Event, on March 9th, 2024, and will also have the opportunity to be a part of other community service projects throughout the school year. If you have a passion for community engagement, service, and helping other students get involved and excited to serve, join us! Big Event Committee members gain skills in fundraising, donor relations, volunteer recruitment, volunteer management, communication, social media management, community engagement, community outreach, collaboration, and much more.

Applications are now closed for 2023-2024 Big Event Committee.  If you’re interested in serving on the committee in the 2024-2025 academic year, sign up to volunteer for the Big Event and we will reach out when applications are open in Fall 2024!

Give to the Big Event

The Big Event relies on sponsorships and donations to purchase necessary supplies for service projects and volunteers! You can support us with a gift to the UCA Foundation Big Event Fund.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor, Nabholz Construction! We appreciate your continued partnership!