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2019 Volunteer Registration 2019 Big Event


The MSU Big Event is a one-day service event for the MSU and Starkville community to roll up their sleeves and GIVE BACK. On March 30, the Maroon Volunteer Center will gather student leaders, faculty, staff, and community members to leave their mark on the local community.

How It Works
Volunteers and groups must pre-register before the event. Volunteer leaders and individual volunteers MUST check-in on Friday, March 29 from 2pm-6:30 pm at the Barnes & Noble patio to collect their t-shirt, volunteer packet, meal ticket, receive volunteer instructions and be officially checked in for the event. If you are an MSU student, faculty, or staff member, please do not forget your MSU ID. If you are not with MSU, bring any form of photo ID. On March 30, volunteer groups will head out to community service locations starting at 8 am. Most volunteer shifts will take about 2-2.5 hours to complete.

THERE IS NO CHARGE TO VOLUNTEER. Questions? Email the Maroon Volunteer Center at

You can also visit the MSU BIG EVENT website at

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Big Event?

The Big Event is the largest one-day service event at MSU. Students, faculty, and staff take 2 hours out of their day to volunteer in the local community.

When is the Big Event?

March 30, 2018, starting at 8:00 AM finishing up on or before noon.

When is the deadline to register?

The deadline to register is March 24th, 2019. If you attempt to register after that date, you will not get your volunteer assignment until you check-in for the event on Friday, March 29th. Also, we will not add any volunteers to teams if they register after March 24th.

Where do I register?

On OrgSync or at Community members without OrgSync access can register here.

Will transportation be offered?

Transportation will not be provided. However, if you do not have transportation, we will have a volunteer site for you that is either within walking distance or located on campus. Let us know you need transportation when you complete the registration form.

Can I volunteer at the same place as my friend?

Yes, but please register you and your friend as a group so we know you want to volunteer together. You must register before midnight on March 24th.

Does it cost to volunteer?

There is no cost to volunteer.

When do I need to check-in?

Volunteer check-in will be Friday, March 29 at the Barnes & Noble patio from 2:00 pm - 6:30 pm. At check-in, we will scan your ID card, provide you with a t-shirt, volunteer packet, meal ticket, and volunteer instructions. All volunteers must attend check-in. Check-in should be a quick process and only takes a few minutes.

What are times available to volunteer?

Most volunteer projects will start between 8am-10am and last about 2 hours. If you need to finish up by a certain time, please email us at

What if it rains?

You should probably bring a rain jacket.

Will I get a t-shirt?

A t-shirt, volunteer packet, and lunch will be provided free of charge.

Is this event open to anyone or do you have to be from MSU?

Anyone can volunteer. You don't have to be a student.

Is there a minimum age range?

No. However, if you are planning to bring children with you under the age of 16, please let us know on the registration form so that we can be sure to assign you to a service site that welcomes children.

What if I am participating in the Starkville Pride Parade or another event in the afternoon of March 30?

Please let us know on the registration form when you register so we can put you at a site that will finish on or before 10:00 am.

SCHEDULE for check-in: Friday, March 29 - Volunteer Check-in and Kick-off at MSU Barnes & Noble

2:00 pm - 6:30pm- Volunteer/group check-in tables open at the Barnes & Noble patio

Volunteer check-in will remain open until 6:30 pm. Please note that check-in is a quick process and should only take about 15 minutes.

Questions? Email

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