The Big Event 2019

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Posted on 10/21/2019
Students weeding yards during the Big EventNeed some work done around the house?  Rio Rancho High students are there to help!
The 12th annual BIG Event community service project, sponsored by Rio Rancho High School Associated Students, is coming up on Saturday, November 23. The BIG Event is a one-day service project where teams of students, supervised by adult volunteers, visit homes in Rio Rancho to perform odd-jobs and chores such as raking leaves, pulling weeds and cleaning yards. The project is a way to say, "Thank You!" to the community for its support of our public schools.

If you would like to request a team of students to come to your homefill out this Job Request Form or contact the RRHS Activities Office at 962-9500.  Deadline is November 12. Job requests are filled on a first-come, first-served basis, and there is no socio-economic requirement. The number of job requests filled will be based on the number of volunteers available. 

Students raking leaves at the Big EventIf you would like to take part in this project as an adult volunteer, please call the RRHS Activities Office at 962-9500, or contact Bill Duncan, RRHS Activities Director, at

The Rio Rancho BIG Event is one of the largest service project in the state. Last year, more than 700 student volunteers and 100 adult volunteers helped out more than 95 Rio Rancho residents.

The BIG Event is one of the largest single-day community service projects in the country.  RRHS held its first BIG Event in 2008, modeling it after similar events held by colleges. RRHS was one of the first high schools in the country to adopt the concept, and schools in other states are now contacting Rio Rancho High to learn how to start "Big Events" of their own.  Earlier this year, RRHS's BIG Event was recognized as the National High School Community Service Project of the Year by Varsity Spirit Brands.