Event Time and Date

Tuesday, March 14 2017, 12:00 AM to Sunday, April 9 2017, 11:59 PM

Passionate about service? Social justice? Inspiring change? Join us!

Leading trips, exploring your passions

STEP UP (Students Together Engaging in and Practicing Ut Prosim) is the student leadership team that coordinates all VT Engage service trips. Throughout each service experience and weekly meetings, our leaders explore their passion for service and the issues they care about.

Our leaders have the unique opportunity to develop their leadership capacities through the lenses of service and social justice. They coordinate a range of programs based on community-identified need:

  • Get on the Bus trips: half- & day-long projects

  • Campus Kitchen at Virginia Tech: food deliveries, diversion shifts in dining halls, cooking shifts, & service with community partners

  • Recurring trips: semester-long, weekly trips with the same community partner

  • Weekend & domestic alternative break trips

  • International trips to Peru & the Dominican Republic

Engaging, learning-centered curriculum
Leaders attend weekly meetings where they are trained to lead impactful service and reflection experiences. As they progress through STEP UP, our leaders deepen their understanding of service as well as local and global issues. They also learn best practices for engaging with community and coordinating trips.

Why should you apply? You’ll...

  • Deepen your connection to Ut Prosim. Explore the issues you care about while leading service opportunities.
  • Develop a variety of skills. Grow as a leader while building communication, reflection facilitation, and trip management skills.
  • Be part of a fun team. Venture out of your comfort zone as you learn with and from peer leaders.

Applications are due April 9. Undergraduate and graduate students of all years and majors are encouraged to apply.

Learn more on the VT Engage website

Interested? Have questions? Contact Catherine Cotrupi at engage@vt.edu or 540-231-9186.

Event Category:

Community Service

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  • 20 Thursday April
  • Micah's Backpack Service Trip

    Thursday, April 20 2017, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Service

    Serve with one of the Campus Kitchen's community partners. You'll assist Micah's Backpack in packing backpacks with snacks and meals so that local school children will have something to eat through the weekend. All students are welcome to sign up f...
  • 21 Friday April
  • Giving Tree Food Pantry Service Trip

    Friday, April 21 2017, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Service

    Serve with one of the Campus Kitchen's community partners. You'll accompany the Giving Tree Food Pantry's clients as they pick out food, and assist with packing up and carrying food to clients' vehicles. All students are welcome to sign up for this...
  • Women's Resource Center service trip (Explore Keystone)

    Friday, April 21 2017, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Service

    Get on the bus to serve with us at the Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley! The center supports adults and children who have experienced domestic or sexual violence. Volunteers complete different tasks each week. Potential service tasks ...
  • Feeding America service trip (Explore Keystone)

    Friday, April 21 2017, 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM

    Service

    Get on the bus to serve with us at Feeding America of Southwest Virginia to sort and package food to be distributed to local food banks. In Virginia, one in eight people experiences food insecurity; this more than 1 million individuals includes...
  • 25 Tuesday April
  • Campus Kitchen Cooking Shift

    Tuesday, April 25 2017, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Service

    Join us for a Campus Kitchen cooking shift in the Wallace 405 kitchen! You'll help prepare meals for community partner and local hunger relief agency, Radford-Fairlawn Daily Bread. No cooking experience necessary.All students are welcome to sign up ...
  • 27 Thursday April
  • Micah's Backpack Service Trip

    Thursday, April 27 2017, 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM

    Service

    Serve with one of the Campus Kitchen's community partners. You'll assist Micah's Backpack in packing backpacks with snacks and meals so that local school children will have something to eat through the weekend. All students are welcome to sign up f...
  • 28 Friday April
  • Women's Resource Center service trip (Explore Keystone)

    Friday, April 28 2017, 2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Service

    Get on the bus to serve with us at the Women's Resource Center of the New River Valley! The center supports adults and children who have experienced domestic or sexual violence. Volunteers complete different tasks each week.  Potential service tasks...
  • Feeding America service trip (Explore Keystone)

    Friday, April 28 2017, 12:30 PM to 5:00 PM

    Service

    Get on the bus to serve with us at Feeding America of Southwest Virginia to sort and package food to be distributed to local food banks. In Virginia, one in eight people experiences food insecurity; this more than 1 million individuals includes 154...
  • 29 Saturday April
  • Feeding America service trip (Explore Keystone)

    Saturday, April 29 2017, 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM

    Service

    Get on the bus to serve with us at Feeding America of Southwest Virginia to sort and package food to be distributed to local food banks. In Virginia, one in eight people experiences food insecurity; this more than 1 million individuals includes 154...
  • 22 Monday May
  • Peru service immersion trip (Practice Keystone)

    Monday, May 22 2017, 12:00 PM to Sunday, June 11 2017, 1:00 PM

    Service

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