Big Event Student Registration Form
Welcome to The BIG Event 2014!

Join IIT students, university employees, and alumni to give back to Chicago at the 6th annual BIG EVENT on Saturday April 26, 2014! It's the biggest single service event at IIT!!

All volunteers will be leaving in groups to their sites and they will be contacted prior to the event by their Site Captains with details.

Please forward any questions to Service Learning at service@iit.edu.
* Required

***PICNIC!!***
As a thank you to all our volunteers, there will be a picnic in Morton Park (just North of Hermann Hall) at 1:30 when we all arrive back on campus after volunteering!
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Site Descriptions:
To help you choose a site that best suits your interests and needs, here's a brief summary of the types of tasks that each site will ask of volunteers. You will also find the number of volunteers that each site can accommodate.
NOTE: We will provide transportation for sites not within walking distance of the IIT campus.


CHICAGO PARK DISTRICT:
(20 volunteers)
http://www.chicagoparkdistrict.com/parks/Dunbar-Park/

We will be going to Dunbar Park approximately at Indiana and 31st.
This small playground is located in the Douglas Community. The park features a soft surface playground, water feature, baseball diamonds, athletic fields, picnic groves, tennis courts, track,batting cage and reading garden It is an active community park.

Volunteering opportunities include: clean up work, yard work and landscaping.

EDEN PLACE NATURE CENTER:
(20 volunteers)
http://www.edenplacenaturecenter.org/

What was once an illegal dumpsite is now a center for hope, growth, and change in Fuller Park. Eden Place Nature Center is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization run by Fuller Park Community Development (FPCD) Corporation. Eden Place is dedicated to growing opportunities for learning, recreation, health and employment in the areas of nature conservation and urban agriculture.

Volunteering opportunitites include: painting , gardening

GIRL SCOUTS GCNWI:
(20 volunteers)
sscartcenter.org

We are the Girl Scout Council for Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana. This year there is a huge effort to expand Girl Scout opportunities to the Bronzeville community. We are partnering with the South Side Community Art Center for this day of service to prepare their facility for Girl Scout activities.

Volunteering opportunities include: Prepare SSCAC grounds for Girl Scout Use, Indoor and Outdoor


OLIVET BAPTIST:
(20 volunteers)
Olivet Baptist Church is the oldest African American Baptist Church in Chicago. Olivet is a part of the rich history of Chicago and has played a leadership role in the African American presence in and contributions to our great city. The first mega church, Olivet's membership was over 20,000 in the 1920's.

Today Olivet continues the rich tradition of sound biblical preaching and teaching. We maintain the mission of Chicago's oldest community church providing a daily After School program, a vibrant Summer Camp and other community programs.

Our physical home 3101 S King Drive is an architectural gem built in 1875 with Joliet limestone.

Volunteering opportunities include: Painting, scraping and cleaning, landscaping and sanctuary cleanup.


PALMISANO NATURE CENTER:
(50 volunteers)
https://www.facebook.com/pages/Henry-C-Palmisano-Nature-Center-Advisory-Council/293651830688424

In 2009, Stearns Quarry Park, one of Chicago's newest and most interesting green spaces, opened in the Bridgeport neighborhood. After convening community meetings to determine the needs of local residents, the Chicago Park District hired Site Design Group to develop a plan for the park.

Volunteering opportunities include: Planting, pulling plants.


PILGRIM BAPTIST CHURCH:
(40 volunteers)
http://rebuildpilgrim.org/

Pilgrim Baptist Church, originally the Kehilath Anshe Ma’ariv Synagogue, was designed by Adler and Sullivan; drawings were prepared by Frank Lloyd Wright. Constructed in 1890, the building was a perfect melding of Sullivan’s design and Adler’s acoustics, and was admired for its unique form and style. In 1921, the recently founded Pilgrim Baptist Church purchased the former synagogue. Pilgrim Baptist quickly became one of the largest and most influential African-American congregations in the country. On January 6, 2006, fire ravaged Pilgrim Baptist Church, destroying all but the exterior walls. The congregation immediately resolved to rebuild their historic church, one of the most significant religious structures in the country. Help historic Pilgrim Baptist with a variety of "Clean and Green" tasks, including the grounds of the old church and the interior of their new location across the street.

RTW VET CENTER:
(20 volunteers)
http://rtwvetcenter.org/

Located in the Washington Park neighborhood at 5536 S. King Drive in Chicago, the RTW Vet Center provides shelter, clothing and free hot meals 7 days a week, 3 times a day food for homeless veterans and anyone in need. In 2011 the Center provided over 15,000 meals to those in need. As a community center, they provide jobs and jobs training for unemployed and underemployed individuals, and their computer lab provides internet and computer technology access to the community. RTW also maintains two sustainable community gardens.
RTW is entirely funded through dedicated veterans who are committed to the mission of remaking the world and from other non veteran contributors who support their mission.

Volunteering opportunities include painting, cleaning, building garden beds, office work.

UNIT USHERS LEAGUE:
(15 volunteers)
We are are a group of interdenominational church ushers, where we teach ushering from the Universal Church Ushers Manual. The George T. Grier School of Ushering is just one aspect of our organization. Our organization believes in excellence through education. The C. H. Jones Educational Department was developed to assist our young people in their acquisition of higher education.

Volunteering opportunities include cleaning the building and the yard.

**ADDITIONAL OPTIONS**

RTW DINNER IN THE COMMONS:
http://rtwvetcenter.org/

Located in the Washington Park neighborhood at 5536 S. King Drive in Chicago, the RTW Vet Center provides shelter, clothing and free hot meals 7 days a week, 3 times a day food for homeless veterans and anyone in need. In 2011 the Center provided over 15,000 meals to those in need. As a community center, they provide jobs and jobs training for unemployed and underemployed individuals, and their computer lab provides internet and computer technology access to the community. RTW also maintains two sustainable community gardens.
RTW is entirely funded through dedicated veterans who are committed to the mission of remaking the world and from other non veteran contributors who support their mission. Join us as we welcome approximately 300 guests of the RTW Vet Center for Dinner in the Commons.

Big Event volunteers will act as servers, greeters, keep RTW kids entertained with crafts, and help with cleanup.


RELAY FOR LIFE, main campus
http://www.relayforlife.org/miniiitil

The signature fundraising event for the American Cancer Society. Participation in this event requires membership in a registered team. If interested in joining a team, or for more information, please contact Lynne Meyer at lmeyer2@iit.edu.
If you are volunteering as part of a registered student organization, please provide the name of your organization.
If you are a member of a registered RELAY FOR LIFE team, please provide your team name.
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Second choice Saturday morning site: *
Additional options:
If you would like more ways to give back to the community, or if Saturday morning/afternoon doesn't work for your schedule, we have two additional opportunities for you! You can select either, or both, of these in addition to -- or instead of!-- any site selection above.
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