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Published August 23, 2022
The University of Wyoming’s ninth annual Big Event -- a student volunteer service project in the Laramie community -- will be Saturday, Oct. 8.
Sponsored by UW’s Service, Leadership and Community Engagement (SLCE) office, The Big Event promotes campus and community unity through service-oriented activities. UW students come together for one day to express their gratitude for the support from the surrounding community. The project is free to the Laramie community, and for students and alumni.
Student volunteers help with various projects that can be large or small, such as exterior painting and yardwork. Job requests can be submitted through Friday, Sept. 23, or when the capacity for job requests is reached. Community members who submit a job request will be contacted by a SLCE staff member or volunteer to perform a site check before the job request is accepted.
Community members can register projects for student volunteers through the job request form found at www.uwyo.edu/bigevent or by calling the SLCE office at (307) 766-3117.
The Big Event was founded at Texas A&M University in 1982 and has expanded to more than 100 schools nationwide. UW’s first Big Event was in fall 2013. More than 400 volunteers are expected for this fall’s project.