Get on the Bus

Get on the bus

Half day & day-long projects

Get on the Bus introduces the Virginia Tech community to service through half- and day-long projects with the goal of inspiring active community members. Each event is designed to offer opportunities to volunteers of any skill level and service experience.

The service days vary in focus, and feature local community partners that address issues such as hunger relief, conservation, and housing.

Questions? Contact Student Engagement Coordinator, Jessica Davis, at jessid3@vt.edu or 540-231-6947.

Upcoming trips

Registration for Get on the Bus trips open one month before the trip date. You must log into GobblerConnect to register for these events.

Please note: registration for all Get on the Bus trips closes at noon the day before the trip leaves.

  • Feeding America of Southwest Virginia
    Participants will sort and repackage donated food to be distributed to local food banks.
    Friday, November 30
  • The Giving Tree Food Pantry
    Participants will accompany the Giving Tree's clients as they pick out food, and assist with packing up and carrying food to clients' vehicles.
    Friday, December 7
  • Pulaski Grow
    Projects vary based on the growing season, but could include weeding, harvesting, and general gardening needs.
    Friday, November 30

Additional Community Partners

For the below community partners, more trips dates will be announced in spring 2019!

  • Apple Ridge Farm
    Participants will be working in the community garden in Roanoke. Projects vary based on the growing season, but could include weeding, harvesting, and general gardening needs.
  • Catawba Sustainability Center
    Potential service tasks include planting shrubs, harvesting woody florals, pruning, spreading mulch, or stream bank clean up.
  • Habitat for Humanity
    Participants assist with various tasks related to a construction or rehabilitation project for a family home.
  • Hale YMCA Community Garden
    This garden hosts 70 families from 15 countries growing food using sustainable organic practices. Participants work on gardening and plot maintenance.
  • Plenty! Farm & Food Bank
    Projects vary based on the growing season, but could include weeding, harvesting, general gardening needs, and sorting donations in the food pantry.