Are you interested in helping make this year’s Big Event the best one yet? If so, apply for committee! The committee application will be open from October 16-31. If you want to learn more about what it means to be on committee come to an interest meeting!
Congratulations to the new Exec Team for the 2018 Big Event! We are all excited to make our 17th annual Big Event bigger and better!
Stop by our booth at Gobblerfest on September 8 for awesome giveaways and be on the lookout for committee applications; they should be posted in October.
Co-Directors: Eric Rothenberger and Monica Ricci Assistant Director: Kelly McConnell Co-Directors Communications: Diana Doan and Gwen Leonard Co-Directors of Fundraising: Rachel Myers and Andrew Luo Co-Directors of Committee Relations: Spencer Morris and Steven Black Co-Directors of Logistics: Mason Alexander and Noah Gendron Co-Directors of Programming: Katie Rappold and Ryan Couse Programming Mentor: Jazmine Aguilar Co-Directors of Project Evaluations: Tracy Duong and Ben Robson Co-Directors of Projects: Lauren Dalfonzo and Meleah Overholt Co-Directors of Student Outreach: Aaron Graham and Amanda Gladstone Co-Directors of Technology: Moira Pelton and Natalie Beden Technology Mentor: Michael DiFrancisco Director of Visual Communications: Hannah Hughes and Genevieve Munch Visual Communications Mentor: Stephen Edelmann
The Big Event is this Saturday, April 7th! We look forward to serving you this weekend. Here are a few important reminders for the day-of. Please also note that we are receiving hundreds of emails and calls and we are responding as quickly as possible. Please read carefully below, which may answer any questions.
Day of Logistics
Volunteers will arrive between 11am – 12pm
Volunteers can stay and work for up to 4 hours
Volunteers will bring all requested tools with them
NO POWER TOOLS ARE ALLOWED
If there are any issues on the day-of, please call our Headquarters at (540) 440-1244
We will not be checking emails. Please call the above number
Currently the forecast is calling for cool spring day. We have told the volunteers to dress appropriately for the weather. With that being said, please take the well-being of volunteers into account. Please give volunteers ample time to warm up while working at the job site, if needed.
A Few Disclaimers
The homeowner must be on-site this Saturday, volunteers cannot work at a job site that has nobody present.
If the project requires digging, call Miss Utility at 811
Students can only use ladders up to one story and they cannot us power tools
The Hokie Bird can’t believe it either. “An extra week to register for The Big Event 2017? It’s too good to be true!”
But alas HB, the rumors are true. After long hours of deliberation and a strong belief that no Hokie should have to miss out on service, The Big Event Executive Committee has decided to officially extend volunteer registration to April 3rd at 5:00 pm.
What does this mean for you? If you’ve already signed up, it means an extra week to pester your friends who “just haven’t gotten around to it” to finally sign up before they miss out on their free t-shirt and bonding with the community. If you are a permanent resident of the Procrastination Nation and have yet to sign up for The Big Event yourself, now is the time to sign-up and become a member of the biggest Big Event in Virginia Tech history! 7,500 of your closest friends have already signed up, what are you waiting for?
Sign up to volunteer by clicking the button below.