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.

Thank you to everyone who made April 5, 2014 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!


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Due to record-breaking demand, project request is now closed after passing 1,100 project requests. Thank you to everyone for signing up. If you aren't sure if you are registered, you should have received a confirmation email. If you have any questions, please refer to our FAQ.

This year’s Big Event will be on:

April 11, 2015

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Ut Prosim Week - Encouraging Students to Serve

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One Thousand Thanks!

17 February 2015 The Big Event Executive Team would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous sponsorship of The 2015 Big Event. Without these sponsors, we would not be able to comple...

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VT Big Event takes Texas

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