• The Big Event Exec, Committee & Staff setting up the Drillfield
  • The Big Event Exec, Committee & Staff
  • The Hokie Bird during Opening Ceremonies
  • A volunteer team ready to get to their job site!
  • A volunteer team after picking up their t-shirts!
  • A volunteer team with tools getting ready for their job!
  • A volunteer team working with mulch at their job


The Big Event at Virginia Tech is a student-run community service effort that has grown into the second largest event of its kind in the nation. Every spring, thousands of students, faculty, and staff come together to complete nearly one thousand community service projects throughout Blacksburg, Christiansburg and the New River Valley.

Next year’s Big Event will be on:

April 11, 2015

Thank you to everyone who made April 5 the biggest Big Event in Virginia Tech’s history.
7,806 volunteers completed 878 jobs.

Check out our photo gallery from the 2014 Big Event!

What’s New

We would like to introduce the 2014-2015 Co-Directors and Assistant Director:
Co-Directors: Tory Cottle & Austin Moon
Assistant Director: Steven Vanderloo

Applications for those interested in joining the Executive Team are now available! Check out our application here.