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Alumni chapters across the country are hosting service events in their communities to take part in the annual Big Event tradition.  

Date: Sunday, April 21
Time: 9-11 a.m.
Location: Hyatt Dock, 208 Barton Springs Road, Austin, TX 78704
Austin Hokies will be participating in a 400+ person event sponsored by Keep Austin Beautiful. On April 21, we will be doing a kayak and waterway cleanup. Sign up here and make sure you select waterway, not shore line cleanup!
Dustin Dorph at

Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Canova Beach Park, 3299 N. Highway A1A, Indialantic, FL 32903                                   
Central Florida Hokies, save the date for April 6 for our Big Event activity followed by a social! Join us as Canova Beach Park for a beach cleanup with KBB (Keep Brevard Beautiful) beginning at 9 a.m. Then join us at Intracoastal Brewing Company for a social and get together! Make sure you bring yourself, friends and a little Ut Prosim. Equipment and supplies will be provided by KBB. We will have buckets, grabbers, bags, gloves. Please be sure to RSVP to ensure that we have enough for everyone. We hope to see you there! Go Hokies!
Damon Abruzere at

Date: Satruday, April 6
Time: 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Location: Habitat for Humanity build site, 570 Society Road, McClellanville, SC 29458
This year we are working with East Cooper Habitat for Humanity to volunteer at their Society Road build site in McClellanville. Charleston Hokies are encouraged to sign up for the event using this link. All volunteers must wear closed toed shoes. If you are an adult volunteering, please complete this waiver. If you are a minor volunteering, please complete this waiver. You can email waivers to or bring it to your shift. We provide drinks, snacks, sunblock, and bug spray and advise you dress comfortably for the weather.
Caroline Johnson at

Date: Saturday, April 20
Time: 10:30 a.m.-noon
Location: 700 Parkwood Ave., Charlotte, NC 28205         
Calling all Hokie Volunteers, come out to help keep Charlotte beautiful! We will be hosting the Big Event through an Adopt-A-Street Service Project. The Virginia Tech Charlotte Chapter Alumni Association adopted a mile long stretch of Parkwood Ave near the Villa Heights Community from which we will remove trash/debris. Be sure to wear comfortable shoes and bring gloves if you have them. We will provide trash pickers and trash bags.                                                  Contact: To register or for any questions, contact Kim Higgins at

Date: Saturday, April 27
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: 660 Albemarle Square, Charlottesville, VA 22901                           
Join the Charlottesville Hokies for our Big Event Blood Drive with the Red Cross. Register here, the sponsor code for this blood drive is VTALUMNI.
Martin Harar at

Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 11 a.m-1 p.m.
Location: Matthew 25: Ministries, 11060 Kenwood Road, Blue Ash, OH 45242
Details: Please join us to give back to communities in need. The Cincinnati Chapter will be volunteering at Matthew 25 Ministries in Blue Ash. Please pre-register here. Our group name is Virginia Tech Alumni. If you've volunteered here before, bring your ID. If this is your first time, please arrive 15 minutes early to have an ID printed. We will be packing up items for communities in need.
Megan Meconi at  

Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: White Rock Lake, exact address TBD
Details: Help spruce up the shorelines of White Rock Lake with other Hokies! Plan to meet at 9-9:30 a.m. on Saturday, April 6 at White Rock Lake in Dallas, exact meet-up location within the park will be determined. We will hand out grabbers, nets, and t-shirts before beginning. Stay as long as you'd like. Please bring gloves and wear Hokie gear! If you plan to attend, please RSVP by March 31 here.
Julie Roers at

Date: Saturday, June 8
Time: 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Meet at Mount Falcon East Trailhead, 3852 Vine St., Morrison, CO 80465
Details: Join the Denver Hokies and Front Range Trails Conservancy at Mount Falcon Open Space Park for a morning of trail improvement. We'll be hiking up the Turkey Trot Trail and completing rock armoring, de-berming, and other projects to enhance the trail and provide a better experience and a more usable trail for visitors with disabilities. No experience needed, but you must be able to hike and use a variety of tools, including shovels, picks, and rakes. Volunteers under 16 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Be prepared for numerous and changing environmental conditions. There are 25 initial spots available. Please sign up here. You’ll need to create an account and sign the waiver. Click the "join waitlist" button. All of these spots are currently reserved for Denver Hokies.
Contact: Dan Gladden

Date: Saturday, April 13
Time: 9:30 a.m.
Location: Commuter Lot, on the corner of Route 29 and Route 600 in Warrenton
Details: Our annual community service is to clean up the commuter lot located at the corner of Route 29 and Route 600 in Warrenton. Wear appropriate shoes/boots/gloves. We will provide bags. NHS students bring your service hours forms. All are welcome!                                 
Linda at

Date: Saturday, April 13
Time: 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Habitat for Humanity of New Castle County, 3312 Seminole Ave., Wilmington, DE 19808
Details: Join the First State Hokies for the Big Event on Saturday at Habitat for Humanity ReStore in New Castle County. We will be sorting, moving donations, preparing them for display, straightening up the warehouse, or similar tasks. You must register with Habitat for Humanity here. Register with the chapter here.
Mary Sage Early at

Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Weis Market, 905 Garrisonville Road, Stafford, VA 22556
Details: Please join us as we will be hosting a "Stuff the Truck" event for SERVE, Stafford County's food pantry. The event will run from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. We will break it into three two hour shifts, and we need at least two volunteers for each shift, but the more the merrier! Please contact John Palmer for more info!
John Palmer at

Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Location: Our Lady of Good Counsel Garden, 5950 State Road 16, St Augustine, FL 32092
Details: Join the Jacksonville Hokies for our day of service as we volunteer at the Our Lady of Good Counsel Garden! The foods harvested from this garden supply their food pantry which helps local families with food insecurities. Be sure to dress appropriately: hats, sunscreen, and close toed shoes that may get muddy. And don't forget some gardening gloves!
You can find more information about this organization on their website. Contact us for more information. Hope to see you there — Ut Prosim!

Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 9 a.m.-noon.
Location: Emerson Community Garden, 8050 Emerson Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90045
Details: We will be helping with painting projects, weeding, mulching and cleaning Emerson Community Garden. If you are unable to attend, please consider donating to help the garden by sending Venmo @tionabland. Let's help this community and garden continue to thrive! Please reach out to LA Hokies on Facebook or Instagram if you would like to participate and feel free to reach out with any questions.
Contact: Eric Avissar at

Date: Thursday, April 18
Time: 2-7 p.m.
Location: SECU Family House, 1970 Baldwin Lane, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Details: The N.C. Triad Chapter will be preparing and serving dinner to 40 to 50 patients, caregivers, and/or family members staying at the SECU Family House in Winston-Salem. The facility provides low cost housing for adult patients and loved ones while receiving treatment at area hospitals. The chapter has been participating in this project for several years and looks forward to making another dinner and interacting with the families on Thursday, April 18 from 2-4 p.m. and 4-6 p.m. We will require four to six volunteers for each shift.
Linda Allen at

Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 9 a.m.-noon
Location: Harvest Hope Food Bank (Upstate location), 2818 White Horse Road, Greenville, SC 29611
Details: Please join us in volunteering at Upstate Harvest Hope Food Bank. You can register to volunteer here
Tyler Sites at

Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Peninsula SPCA, 523 J. Clyde Morris Blvd., Newport News, VA 23601
Details: Please join us in helping the Peninsula SPCA by volunteering your time to the shelter or making a gift!

The SPCA has requested these items as a donation:

Animal Care Supplies      

  • Purina ONE kitten food           
  • Purina ONE puppy food           
  • Canned cat/dog food                
  • Non clumping litter                  
  • Dog bones and treats              
  • KONGS stuffers                      
  • Dog leashes amd collars                                             
  • Towels
  • Pill pockets
  • Cat collarsHarnesses

Cleaning Supplies

  • Bleach
  • Clorox wipes
  • Liquid laundry detergent
  • Paper towels
  • 55 gallon trash bags

Maintenance Supplies

  • Gallon and quart size freezer bags         

Lousie Schaeffer at  

Date: Saturday, April 13
Time: 10 a.m.-noon
Location: Dress for Success Pittsburgh, 126 23rd St., Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Details: We will be volunteering with Dress For Success Pittsburgh to assist in unloading and sorting items in their warehouse. The mission of Dress for Success is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire, and the development tools to help women thrive in work and in life. Participants should dress comfortably and come prepared to sort and organize donations and assist with FAB sale prep. There’s a refillable water cooler and refrigerator onsite, and feel free to bring snacks! Please register for the event here. Please use the zip code when navigating.
Hannah Samlall at or 540-422-9999.

Date: Saturday, April 20
Time: 10 a.m.-noon.
Location: Meet at Salem Park, 1705 Electric Road, Salem, VA 24153
Details: Join alumni as we clean up along the Greenway in Salem with the Clean Valley Council.
Contact: Courtney Pierce at

Date: Sunday, April 7
Time: 10-11 a.m. PDT
Location: Another Cafe, 1191 Pine St., San Francisco, CA 94109
Details: Join alumni and local community members as we work to unclutter Nob Hill. Register here. Let the chapter know you are attending here. Meet at Another Cafe before 10 a.m. and stay for food and refreshements after we clean up!
Contact: Daria Victorov at

Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 9 a.m.
Location: Virginia Tech Memorial Garden, Sherando Park, 255 Lakeview Circle, Stephens City, VA 22655
Details: Join Virginia Tech alumni as we clean up the Virginia Tech Memorial Garden in Stephens City. We will be doing things like weeding, mulching, and trimming. Please bring rakes, loppers, and other garden tools.
Contact: Joe Hirst at

Date: Saturday, April 13
Time: 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
Location: The Greening of Detriot, specific planting area TBD
Details: We will be planting trees in an effort to expand Detroit’s tree canopy across the city.  The specific planting area in Detroit is still TBD. Please follow this link to sign up for the event. Note: when signing up please fill out the "company name" field as Southeast Michigan Hokie Alumni Association. Can’t wait to see everyone there and to show some Hokie and Ut Prosim spirit!
Devon Bosack at  

Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 9-10:30 a.m.
Location: Harbor Park, 150 Park Ave., Norfolk VA 23510
Details: Come help make the Elizabeth River a cleaner and healthier place for all by participating in a litter cleanup! All cleanup supplies provided. Register here.
Tony Flores at

Date: Saturday, April 13
Time: 10:30 a.m.
Location: Harris Teeter Parking Lot,  5563 Western Blvd., Suite 6A, Raleigh, NC 27606
Details: Come meet the Triangle Hokies for our Big Event activity. We will be doing an adopt-a-highway cleanup. Meet in the Harris Teeter parking lot and we'll clean our stretch of Jones Franklin Road. Gloves, bags, and safety vests will be provided.
Ken Hoes at

Offering two different events

Date: Saturday, April 6
Time: 10:00 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Monocacy National Battlefield, 5201 Urbana Pike, Frederick, MD 21704
Details: Please join the Western Maryland Chapter along with National Park Service employees to complete maintenance and cleanup projects and help preserve and improve the natural and cultural resources of Monocacy National Battlefield. Volunteers will meet and sign in at the Visitors Center and then head out to different parts of the battlefield.

Date: Sunday, April 7
Time: 10:00 a.m.-2 p.m.
Location: Waterford Park
Details: The Big Event opportunity on Sunday will be held at Waterford Park in Frederick. We're on a mission to plant 50 trees in one of Frederick's beloved community park, and we need your help! Registration is required, you can do so here. Tools will be provided, but plan to bring gloves, water, and snacks.    
Contact: Jennifer Griesbach at


Date: Tuesday, April 16
Time: Noon-2 p.m., 2-4 p.m., and 6-8 p.m.
Location: Supporting House of Mercy fundraiser, Williamsburg Premium Outlets, 5699 Richmond Road, #18, Williamsburg, VA 23188
Details: Williamsburg House of Mercy provides human services to all people, especially the most vulnerable, regardless of faith. They provide a safe environment for area homeless, emergency assistance, and supportive services to those struggling to maintain housing and regain stability. Our chapter has been asked to support their fundraiser at Ben & Jerry's by handing out House of Mercy brochures to people coming to the shop for a free scoop of ice cream. We need two to three volunteers per two-hour shift (Noon-2 p.m.,  2-4 p.m., and 6-8 p.m.). We are encouraging volunteers to wear Virginia Tech gear to create an awareness of VT’s motto of service to others and to promote our local alumni chapter. Local HOKIES interested in volunteering should send an email to with their contact information and the shift he/she is available to help. Ben & Jerry’s is located at Williamsburg Premium Outlets, 5699 Richmond Road, #18.