Hokie Helpers 2018


Hokie Helpers represent the Virginia Tech community of students, faculty, and staff who volunteer their time to help on move-in days, when more than 9,000 students will move in to the campus residence halls.

Hokie Helpers' smiles, muscles, and goodwill set the stage for a successful and stress-free move-in. Volunteers will help empty vehicles, move items from the street to the rooms, provide information, and welcome new students and families!


August 15-18

Volunteer Shifts:

Wednesday, Thursday, Friday:

  • morning from 7:30 to 11:30 a.m.;
  • mid-day from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.;
  • and afternoon from 1:30 to 5:30 p.m.


  • 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.


By volunteering to help unload cars, carry items to the rooms, give information, hand out water, or provide logistical support, while smiling and being part of the welcoming team.


All faculty, staff, returning students, organizations, and community individuals or groups.


On campus near the residence halls.


You may register either as an individual and be assigned to work with others who have volunteered or you may register yourself as part of a group.

Why blue and white instead of maroon and orange?

We all know that maroon and orange is the perfect color combination for Hokies, but Hokie Helpers would be difficult to spot in a sea of maroon and orange parents, alumni, and new and returning students during opening weekend. When in doubt, look for a blue shirt!


Review the frequently asked questions or email us at hokiehelpers@vt.edu.