New to service? Not sure where to start? Meet Get on the Bus.

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. 

How it works

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

Many of the experiences are focused on providing physical labor, but, whenever possible, volunteers work alongside community members and staff from the partner organizations to encourage dialogue and relationship building. Following each project, VT Engage student leaders conclude the day with reflection activities.

Upcoming trips

All Virginia Tech students are welcome on our trips. Registration for each trip opens one month before the trip date. Transportation is provided by VT Engage for every trip, but space is limited.

Sign up for trips via our calendar.

  • Fridays
    • Feeding America
      At Feeding America of Southwest Virginia, we'll sort and package food to be distributed to local food banks.

    • Women's Resource Center
      The Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley supports adults and children who have experienced domestic or sexual violence. Potential service tasks include sorting donations, picking up furniture and other donations, moving clients into new apartments, and yard maintenance.
       
  • Saturdays
    • Plenty! of Floyd
      Serve with us at Plenty! of Floyd as we work to further their mission to nourish community and feed hungry neighbors by growing and sharing food in Floyd County Virginia. Past projects have including harvesting vegetables, preparing fields for the winter months, and working in their greenhouse

    • Feeding America
      At Feeding America of Southwest Virginia, we'll sort and package food to be distributed to local food banks.

  • Sundays
    • Hale YMCA Community Garden
      This Community Garden in Blacksburg hosts 70 families from ~15 countries growing food using sustainable organic practices.  Participants will garden and work on plot maintenance.


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