Thousands of University of Toledo students, alumni to give back in a 'Big' way

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TOLEDO, Ohio (WTVG) - Students at the University of Toledo have once again planned give back to the community.

"We're here to make this entire city and surrounding area a better place," Dylan Vonderhuevel, director of job sites for The Big Event, said.

Based on the number of volunteers along, the enormous service project at UT is bound to make a difference.

"We get around 1,300 students to come out every year and we get out into the Toledo area and do community service," Vonderhuevel said.

Saturday, groups of students and alumni will tackle more than 70 different job sites, doing everything from clean up to landscaping.

"It does speak volumes to see that volume of people come out and help on the day of service," Megan Stoops, director of special events, The Big Event, said.

The work isn't always easy, but volunteers say it's worth it.

"It really shows how much we care about, not only the University of Toledo, but the community," Stoops said.

Anyone can get involved. Registration begins at 9 a.m. Saturday. Opening ceremonies are at 10.