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Free half day & daylong projects

Get on the Bus trips are designed to introduce the Virginia Tech community to service through short-term, community-driven projects. Each event is designed to offer opportunities to volunteers of any skill level and service experience.

The service days vary in focus, and feature local community partners that address issues such as food security, community development, and housing.

Requests for accommodations & other questions

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, welcome! Please contact Kas Church at kasc@vt.edu or 540-231-1113 at least 10 business days prior to the shift you have registered for.

All other questions may also be directed to Kas. We look forward to having you participate in our programs!

Community Partners

Curious about who we work with on these projects? Check out our partners below, and see what you might be doing on a trip.

  • George Washington Carver Community Garden
    Participants will be working in the community garden in Roanoke. Projects vary based on the growing season, but could include weeding, harvesting, and general gardening needs.
  • The Giving Tree Food Pantry
    Participants accompany the Giving Tree's clients as they pick out food, and assist with packing up and carrying food to clients' vehicles.
  • Plenty! Farm & Food Bank
    Projects vary based on the growing season, but could include weeding, harvesting, general gardening needs, and sorting donations in the food pantry.
  • Pulaski Grow
    Projects vary based on the growing season, but could include weeding, harvesting, and general gardening needs.