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The Big Event at Virginia Tech is a student-run day of service 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 1,200 community service projects throughout Blacksburg, Christiansburg and the New River Valley with the purpose of saying Thank You.

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Thank you to all residents and volunteers for making the Big Event on April 6th, 2019 such a huge success!

7,820 volunteers completed 1,180 jobs.

This year’s Big Event is on:
April 4, 2020!

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Staff Application Now Open!

30 September 2019

ATTENTION Virginia Tech Hokies! Do you have a passion for service and are you looking for a great way to give back to your community? The...

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D.P. Dough Profit Share

4 March 2019

Come enjoy delicious calzones at D.P. Dough with The Big Event this Tuesday, March 5 from 6pm-10pm! The Big Event will get 20% of the profits, and ...

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Bake Sale this Friday, 2/15, Downtown

12 February 2019

This Friday, February 15th from 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m., The Big Event team will be hosting a bake sale to help put on this years Big Event on April 6th! ...

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