What is the Big Event?
The Grand Prairie Big Event will be March 24, 2018, from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. Patterned after similar events on university campuses, the Big Event is one day for city-wide volunteerism. Celebrating unity in the community, we will pair volunteers who want to help others with residents who have qualifying service projects. As the planning committee works out the details of the day, details will be added here.
History of the Big Event
After Councilwoman Jorja Clemson’s grandson participated in Texas A&M’s Big Event, she brought the idea to the city of Grand Prairie, a city with a long history of embracing service, volunteerism and philanthropy.
Promoting unity in the community by pairing volunteers with service projects, Grand Prairie comes together for one big day of helping others.
Service. People. Integrity. This one-day event may not be based on socioeconomic need, but does seek to help those in the most need. It is not about the number of volunteers, or the number of service projects so much as it is about the connections made and unity established through Grand Prairie.
How to Volunteer
Sign up to volunteer at the Big Event through the City of Grand Prairie's volunteer registration portal by March 1, 2018.
Jobs may include raking leaves, hauling debris, weeding, planting flowers, mulching, spring cleaning, litter patrol, and other outdoor jobs that do not require power tools.
How to Submit a Job Request
Job request applications will be accepted January 2018 – March 1, 2018. If you need help with a project, fill out the online Big Event job request form. (All jobs will be vetted in advance of the event day. They must be in Grand Prairie, one-time only, not require the use of power tools and be outside of your home or business.)
In order to pull this off, the city is seeking sponsors. Download Sponsorship Opportunities (PDF).