Traditional Programs

Empty Bowls Charity Dinner

In association with the Ceramic Designers Association, the Empty Bowls Charity Dinner is an annual event that draws 600 participants to campus to select a hand-made bowl and enjoy a modest soup meal. Since 1999, VWU students have made bowls to contribute and served as volunteer hosts at the event. Proceeds from the event benefit the hungry in South Hampton Roads. Nearly $20,000 is raised annually. For more information, go to www.cdava.org

Habitat for Humanity

Homeless Shelter

For one week each January, Virginia Wesleyan University serves homeless men and women in partnership with area emergency shelters.

Habitat for Humanity

Marlins Vote

Marlins Vote

Marlins Vote is Virginia Wesleyan University’s campus election engagement program featuring a voter registration drive and issues education.


Marlins Make A Difference Days

Modeled after the National Day of Service in October, students fan out across Hampton Roads to serve the community on designated days in the fall and spring.