Keller ISD is gearing up for its inaugural Big Event program.

The Big Event is Keller ISD's one-day service project open to all Keller ISD students, their parents and guardians, teachers, and staff members from all of the district’s 42 campuses.

The details

Modeled after Texas A&M University's program, which was introduced in 1982, The Big Event has become the largest one-day, student-run service project in the United States, according to a district news release. Each Keller ISD campus will participate in various service activities April 6, which will be age- and grade-level appropriate, and will vary from campus to campus and community to community.

An event website states that two time slots for volunteers will be available:
  • 9-11 a.m.
  • Noon-2 p.m.
According to the event website, volunteer jobs include:
  • Picking up trash on the roadways outside a school
  • Singing to residents at nursing homes or assisted living facilities
  • Making food bags for the homeless
  • Assisting at Community Storehouse
What you need to know

The news release states that anyone interested in volunteering should check with their campus to find out what activities are available. Students and their families can sign up to volunteer and sign the district’s liability waiver on the district’s web store.

According to the news release, participants need to follow the steps below to access the web store:
  • Parents/students must log in with their student's ID number and student’s last name (in upper/lowercase letters).
  • Once logged in, the child’s name will be at the top of the screen. After clicking on the child’s name, there will be a search feature at the top of the screen.
  • Type “big” in the search field and click search to be taken straight to The Big Event items for the student’s campus.