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 in March 2020 was postponed due the COVID-19 pandemic. Student leaders of the Big Event will be working with the Conway nonprofits and residents who requested service as part of the 2020 Big Event to reschedule their projects for one of several smaller service days this fall.

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. During COVID-19, we have adapted this approach to offer several smaller service days, with outdoor projects only. 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!

Big Event leaders are currently working to reschedule jobs requested for March 2020. A form to request a service project at your residence or organization will be posted here when requests reopen.

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! Even with an adapted approach and smaller service days, it takes hundreds of volunteers to make this event possible. All volunteer sign-ups are now available on GivePulse. You may sign up as an individual or as part of a group. Interested in leading a team of volunteers? Indicate that you would like to be a team leader when you register.

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