Build a relationship with our community

Our recurring service trips are semester-long service commitments that offer students the opportunity to build relationships with community partners in the New River Valley and Roanoke areas.

Reading Hour

With the Reading Hour program in Giles County, Reading Hour Mentors are partnered with a 3-4 year old child in a preschool classroom in Giles County. Reading aloud to children during their first five years of life is an important part of their brain development. Mentors help the child improve vocabulary, listening skills, self-esteem, and their love of reading. Volunteers will depart campus on Fridays at 8:30 a.m. and return by 12 p.m. Transportation is provided.

Campus Kitchen

  • Food diversion: assist with recovering surplus food from dining halls. This is a semester-long commitment (2 hours each week); you are welcome to volunteer for more than one shift per week. All diversion volunteers will complete VT Dining Service Food Safety 100 course before. Check out our diversion schedule below and fill out this form to let us know if you are interested!
      • Monday 1 - 3 p.m.
      • Wednesday 1 - 3 p.m.
  • Delivery shift leaders & drivers: you'll lead food deliveries each week from campus to a community partner. To join us, you'll need to be approved to drive by the VT Engage office and be available to commit to at least one shift each week for the semester. Individuals are needed especially for Thursday mornings. Fill out this form if you are interested!