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Volunteers needed for Y-Toss, one of the largest sustainability initiatives on campus

From: Office of Sustainability

Participate in Y-Toss at Virginia Tech to help our community create a more sustainable campus by diverting thousands of pounds of waste from the landfill. During move-out, students can drop off lightly used household items at various storage PODS across campus, sponsored by the YMCA at Virginia Tech. Collected items are stored throughout the summer and resold to students at a discounted rate during fall semester move-in. All profits support student programs run by the YMCA.

The success of Y-Toss is dependent upon a strong volunteer base. The YMCA at Virginia Tech is seeking volunteers to manage the organization of the PODS, answer questions about the program, and help students understand what items are eligible for donation. Anyone is welcome to volunteer during any of the shifts from May 5-10, 9 a.m. – 7 p.m.

For more details about available shifts and to sign up, please use this link:

This event is a great opportunity for employees to give back to our university community. If employees wish to volunteer, please work with your supervisor to ensure proper coverage in your department. Staff employees may use the state-provided community service hours to volunteer for this event.

Questions can be directed to or 540-961-9622. 

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