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2023 Big Event

On April 22, 2023, you are invited to gather and lend a helping hand during The Big Event where volunteers will spend one morning in the Topeka community at various non-profit sites working to complete a variety of projects*. By recruiting hundreds of Washburn students, faculty, staff, alumni and friends we can make a great impact in the Topeka community. Mark your calendars, sign up, grab some gloves and prepare to meet new Ichabods!

Saturday, April 22, 2023
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Priority registration ends March 31. Last day to RSVP is April 14.
Register Now.

For questions, contact Amanda Hughes at 785.670.1827 or email at ahughes@wualumni.org.
*Your volunteer site will be emailed to you closer to the date of the event

What is the purpose of The Big Event?
The Big Event is a day of community service. It is an opportunity for the members of the Washburn University community to spend a day helping local nonprofits and community organizations. It’s a chance for Washburn to give back to the local community.

Who can volunteer for The Big Event?

Anyone directly affiliated with Washburn University can volunteer. This includes students, staff, faculty, alumni and friends. Everyone is encouraged to sign up!


Where do we meet the day of The Big Event?

Meet in the Living Learning Center on the Washburn campus for registration. You'll return after volunteering for lunch.  


What should I wear or bring?

Check the weather before you arrive. Many jobs are outdoors so you may need to bring a sweatshirt or coat or rain coat. Volunteers should wear comfortable clothing and shoes. There is a good chance you will get a little dirty, so don’t wear anything nice that you don’t want damaged. Gloves are also a good idea!


Final thoughts for the volunteers

Thank you for signing up to volunteer at The Big Event. We hope you have a great day helping the Topeka community and networking within the Washburn community.




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WHY JOIN the Washburn University ALUMNI ASSOCIATION?

  • Engage with alumni through free or discounted events like After Hours, tailgates and Wake Up With Washburn.
  • Take advantage of hundreds of discounts to local and national businesses.
  • Support the Alumni Association scholarship fund with your dues.
  • Travel around the globe on our popular trips offered three times a year. These trips often sell out and are only available for members.

Join now


1729 MacVicar Avenue
Topeka, KS 66604 Phone: 785.670.4483
Email: contactus@wualumni.org