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students volunteering at the 2012 Big Event

Welcome to The Big Event, the University of Oklahoma's official day of community service.  Mission Statement: The Big Event strives to unify campus and community through one big day of service and gratitude.

2016 Volunteer Registration

Register here

Big Event Jobsite Photo

Want to help spread Community through Service to Oklahoma? Sign up to volunteer with The Big Event today! All individuals are required to sign themselves up this year, but don’t worry, the process is simple: follow the link below, sign into OrgSync with your OU 4x4, and fill out the short form on the event page. On that form is where you can select the organization or friend group you will be volunteering with on the big day, or you can sign up as an individual volunteer! Give back to the community this April by volunteering with OU’s The Big Event!

Community Through Service with The Big Event

On April 11th, 2015, nearly 6,000 volunteers from the University of Oklahoma went to over 150 different jobsites around the Norman and Oklahoma City metro. These energetic volunteers completed over 20,000 hours of community service on this day, making it the largest single-day community service effort in the state of Oklahoma. Thank you to everyone who made OU’s The Big Event 2015 a success! 


2016 Jobsite Request Form

Request a Jobsite

Big Event Jobsite Photo

Interested in having a group of student volunteers come to your organization or nonprofit to complete a community service project? Then fill out our request form! You could have as many students as you need come to do lawn work, cleaning, painting, and much more. Follow the link below to become a jobsite for The Big Event 2016! Applications close February 1st, 2016.

International Expansion

Big Event in Arezzo, Italy

While the University of Oklahoma main campus was serving around Norman and Oklahoma City, there were also The Big Events put on at the OU Health Science center, Schusterman Center, and abroad at OU in Arezzo. Below, OU students and community members put on The Big Event in Arezzo, Italy.