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April 27, 2013

The BIG Event Mission:

The mission of the BIG Event at UND is to foster good will and common goals among the students, University of North Dakota, and the greater Grand Forks community through community service initiatives.  The BIG Event started in 2005 and is the largest annual single-day community service event completed by UND students, faculty and staff in the greater Grand Forks area.  Each year, The BIG Event has gotten successively bigger with more volunteers participating and more service jobs being completed.  In 2012, over 1200 volunteers completed over 175 projects in the community.

No job is too big or too small for BIG Event volunteers.  Volunteers serve at local churches, non-profits, and elderly individuals’ homes in addition to many others.  They rake, paint, pick up garbage, wash windows, work with nursing home residents, assist at YMCA youth events, ready local parks for summer, and much more!  2013 will mark the eighth annual BIG Event, which is projected to be even bigger and better than all the previous years.


About the BIG Event Committee:
The BIG Event Committee is charged with organizing and putting on The BIG Event each year. Within the BIG Event committee there are subcommittees eached charged with a certain task.The BIG Event subcommittees are:

Promotions Committee:

The Promotions Committee is responsible for promoting the event through on-campus posters, school and local newspapers, and TV as well as deciding on promotional items for the participants, such as t-shirts, etc.

Sponsorship Committee:

The Sponsorship Committee is responsible for financial donations to support our work, including planning committee fundraising events, soliciting donations from local businesses, engaging the other committee members in fundraising efforts, etc.

Volunteer Projects Committee:

The Volunteer Projects Committee is responsible for organizing locations that need jobs completed, matching volunteer groups to the job sites, and checking-in participants on the day of the event


Want to become part of the BIG Event committee...?

Any enrolled University of North Dakota student is welcome to be a part of The BIG Event committee. If you would like to volunteer as a committee member please email us at and include 'committee volunteer' in the subject line




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