For Students:

What is the Big Event?

One day a year Truman students devote to serving the citizens of Kirksville as a way to unify the two communities.

When is Big Event?

The Big Event 2020 date March 28, 2020.
Students typically arrive at 9:00 am to check-in and take a group photo. Projects will begin at 10:00 am and students are required work for 4 hours or until the projects assigned are completed.  Projects should be done no later than 2:00 pm.

What is each team responsible for?

Completing the job site assigned to your team leader. This could including painting, raking leaves, washing windows, etc.

How do I sign up?

Student registration will be completed through http://truservice.truman.edu.

You will fill out a profile and than sign up for the Big Event under the “My Activities” tab on TruService. Once completed, an email will be sent verifying that you have signed up for the event and the Big Event will appear under the “My Activities” tab on TruService. Don’t forget to list all of the organizations you belong to on your service profile. Otherwise, you will not be able to sign up for Big Event with that organization.

Students can volunteer as an individual or as part of their organization.

Who are we helping?

Residents of Kirksville in need of assistance.

Where are we going?

To one or more residences in the Kirksville area.

What about safety?

All tasks are safe and do not require the use of power tools.

Am I expected to provide materials?

No, the SERVE center coordinates the materials with the homeowner.


For Community Residents:

Who can request a Job?

All residents of Kirksville are invited to request a job. There are a limited number of job sites that will be accepted on first come, first serve basis.

What do Jobs include?

Jobs can include tasks like raking leaves, painting, washing windows, weeding, etc. Jobs cannot include the use of power tools!

How can I get a request form?

  • Request forms are available to be completed electronically at https://serve.truman.edu/community-request-form/
  • By mail upon request.

What about Materials?

Materials and tools must be provided by the resident. If you cannot supply the necessary materials/tools, contact The Big Event to make arrangements. However, the Big Event is limited on the amount of supplies we can provide.

For more information, questions, or concerns, contact us!

Call: 660-785-7222

Email: serve@truman.edu