The Big Event Registration Under Way

Registration is now open for students who want to sign up for The Big Event, taking place March 20.

This year organizers are hoping to attract more than 1,700 volunteers and for the first time, Truman faculty and staff members have also been invited to volunteer during The Big Event.

The Big Event is Truman’s largest one-day service event of the year. Volunteers help members of the community with various tasks, such as painting, raking leaves or washing windows.

Registration is under way now, and anyone wanting to sign up can go online to The first 500 volunteers to register online will receive a free T-shirt.

This is the ninth year for The Big Event, which continues to expand annually. Last year’s Big Event included 1,500 volunteers at more than 200 job sites in the community.

Materials and tools will be provided by the resident requesting services or by the SERVE Center. Volunteers do not need to worry about providing any supplies.

Projects can include a range of tasks, such as raking leaves or painting, but cannot require the use of power tools.

The Big Event is coordinated by the Truman SERVE Center. For more information call 785.7222, e-mail or go online to

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