This year’s Big Event is on April 11, 2015. 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: https://registration.vtbigevent.org/jobrequest.

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 878 projects with the help of 7,806 volunteers. We hope to continue the tradition of setting our goals high, and are aiming to complete 1,000 project in Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and New River Valley on April 11.

Share your great experiences with The Big Event by telling your neighbors and friends about this opportunity so that we can make April 11, 2015 the most impactful “One Big Day. One Big Thanks.” to date. If you have any questions about the sign-up process, please contact bigevent@vt.edu.


We have partnered up with Fantoga (and VTPress) to offer a limited edition t-shirt with a custom designed logo special for 2015.

Help support us by purchasing one by January 4, 2015.

Shirts will be available for pickup on VT campus in early February. VTPress can also ship the shirt directly to you for an additional fee.

Order yours today using this link!


This year we’re happy to welcome 120 passionate Hokies to The Big Event Committee. These students work with our directors to help make April 11th a reality. They work on all aspects of The Big Event from day-of logistics, programming, and working directly with community members. We look forward to meeting everyone after Thanksgiving Break!


Thank you to everyone who came out to our Grilled Cheese Sale on November 15 and thank you to Souvlaki for letting us use their kitchen! We have been busy raising money through bake sales and grilled cheese fundraisers to fund the volunteer t-shirts, tools and other expenses. If you are interested in helping, please contact fundraising@vtbigevent.org.


Thank you to all the teams who participated in the Flag Football Tournament on November 8 and helped us raise money to help make this year the biggest Big Event ever!