Frequently Asked Questions

Students on a service trip.

Frequently asked questions

Simply sign up for one of our trips! Check out our calendar of events to see if there are any upcoming events that are of interest to you. Visit our programs page to learn more about what types of events we offer.

Unless otherwise indicated, all events are open to Virginia Tech undergraduate and graduate students of any major, as well as faculty and staff members. 

We partner with organizations to create service experiences that put community-identified needs first. Our team's goal is to develop partnerships by building sustainable, mututally beneficial relationships. Are you interested developing a partnership with us? Have a question about a current project? Send our team a note at engage@vt.edu.

No. However, we may be able to put you in touch with a community partner in need of volunteers, or have an upcoming service trip that can accomodate your size group. We also recommend checking out Volunteer NRV, which is a comprehensive listing of area volunteering opportunities. Also, GobblerConnect is a great way to find student groups focused on service or a cause you are interested in.

All of our trips are free, except for overnight trips (weekends, alternative breaks, and international trips.) Every weekend trip is $40. Alternative breaks and international trips vary in cost based on location. Need-based financial assistance is available for all trips!

Yes. A limited amount of need-based financial assistance is available for each of these trips. All applicants will be considered.

Please speak to your instructor about their preferred method for tracking your progress. We suggest recording the details in a spreadsheet. 

We may be able to help with this request, but we need at least one week's notice before the trip date to see if we can make it happen. We need to coordinate with our community partners and the students on our trip to make sure this works for all of them and won't interfere with the trip. 

Please reach out to us at engage@vt.edu or 540-231-9798 during regular business hours (Monday - Friday, 8 am - 5 pm) to discuss this type of request. 

Have other questions we haven't answered here? Contact us!

engage@vt.edu
540-231-6964

VT Engage
110 New Hall West (0168)
190 West Campus Drive
Blacksburg VA 24061