So far we have had two very successful project checks! Reminder: There are three more project checks on March 19th, March 26th, and April 2th. Project checks are done at every job site before the actual day of the Big Event and let us confirm that a project is doable within four hours, that an accurate number of volunteers are assigned to a project and lets us answer any questions you may have. Keep up the good work Hokies!

We are so excited to announce that 2,000 volunteers have signed up for The Big Event so far! We are a fifth of the way to our goal of 10,000 volunteers!

The 15th annual Big Event is on April 9, 2016 this year. Check our our new promotion video to learn more about our 15th anniversary and sign up below!


Sign up to volunteer by clicking the button below.

Volunteer Registration

Project Request

Request a project by clicking the button below.

Job Request

The Big Event Executive Team would like to thank the following sponsors for their generous sponsorship of The 2018 Big Event. Without these sponsors, we would not be able to complete over 30,000 service hours in just one day throughout the New River Valley.

Our sponsors allow 10,000 students to complete 1,150 projects, impacting thousands of residents across Blacksburg, Christiansburg and the New River Valley every year. Specifically, the money goes to pay for our tools, the storage units that they are stored in and the volunteer t-shirt, which helps to advertise the Big Event across town.

Are you interested in donating to the 2018 Big Event?
Simply contact our Fundraising Team or donate directly online using GoFundMe.

Thank you to our 2018 Sponsors:

The Retreat
First and Main
Capital One

This year’s Big Event is on April 8, 2017. With the anticipation that the students of Virginia Tech may be able to say “Thank You” to as many community residents as possible, we encourage you to request a job here:

Projects are completed regardless of need or socioeconomic status; instead, it is The Big Event’s goal to simply say, “Thank you.” Seeded in our university’s motto of Ut Prosim (That I may serve) students and community members come together for a truly unparalleled experience.

Last year, The Big Event completed 1,102 projects with the help of 9,200 volunteers. We hope to continue the tradition of setting our goals high, and are aiming to complete 1,200 projects in Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and New River Valley on April 8.

Share your great experiences with The Big Event by telling your friends about this opportunity so that we can make April 8, 2017 the most impactful “One Big Day. One Big Thanks.” to date. If you have any questions about the sign-up process, please contact