Alernative breaks & weekends 
Our weekend trips & alternative spring break trips are immersive experiences that explore community issues in our region and throughout the United States.

Campus Kitchen
Combat hunger & food waste by distributing quality, surplus food from Dining Services to New River Valley hunger-relief agencies.

Clinton Global Initiative
CGI U engages the next generation of leaders to develop novel solutions to pressing global challenges, then present their ideas at the CGI U annual meeting.

Get on the Bus
Half-day or day-long projects that introduce students to community service, local nonprofits, & the social issues affecting our region.

International trips
A combination of service, learning, & cultural immersion for three weeks in Peru (summer) & one week in the Dominican Republic (winter break.)

The John E. Dooley Student Engagement Grant is awarded to students engaged in innovative work in a community.

SERVE is now a part of the new Leadership and Social Change Residential College in a combined effort to develop community-minded, active citizens and student leaders!

Student leaders
This team leads all of our service trips, build trip management & reflection skills, & learn about issues impacting our world. 

Non-endorsement statement

Most of VT Engage’s community partners are independent of Virginia Tech and do not necessarily represent the opinions or beliefs of our faculty, staff, or administration. We partner with organizations and individuals whose goals align with our mission, but hold a wide range of opinions on political, religious, and social issues. Therefore, students participating in our programs may find themselves in situations where their personal views come into conflict with those of others.

We encourage students to see these differences as an opportunity to better understand the perspectives and beliefs of others through dialogue and reflection. However, any student who feels threatened, unsafe, or unreasonably uncomfortable is encouraged to remove him or herself from the situation and alert a VT Engage program leader.