Hokie Wellness maintains a list of students who are interested in providing part-time child care, child care during Virginia Tech football games, elder care, tutoring, pet sitting, house sitting, yard work, and more. This list is updated each semester and for the summer. The list is distributed to Virginia Tech and surrounding communities, upon request. Requesters can contact the student(s) whom they feel will best meet their needs.

Individuals Seeking Current Student List

To learn more about our Virginia Tech Student List or to request the list, contact Hokie Wellness at hokiewellness@vt.edu.

Interested Students List

Students who are interested in providing child care, child care during Virginia Tech football games, elder care, tutoring, pet sitting, light housework, running errands, house sitting, yard work, computer assistance, please fill out the application below. Employment is not guaranteed.

How to Apply:

Submit the form below to be considered for student employment:

Before submitting the application, check to make sure the following is provided:

  • Days and hours available
  • Relevant training/experience
  • Relationship with references

Once completed please send applications to hokiewellness@vt.edu.

This list is updated each semester and for the summer. The list is then distributed to Virginia Tech and surrounding communities, upon request. Requesters will contact the student(s) whom they feel will best meet their needs. Here is some advice for finding safe employment for students.

Advice for Finding Safe Employment

Our Student Listing is sent to many people, not only Virginia Tech employees, and we often have little information on these families. To our knowledge, those who contact us are honest and caring, looking for the best student to meet their need. Therefore, they should not object to your thorough and thoughtful consideration to the job offer. 

In the same way that we encourage families to check references and conduct interviews before hiring a student to be in their homes, you may wish to do the same. Unless you already know someone (e.g. as a professor or through a friend) you may want to follow a few safety precautions to ensure the most positive experience:

  • Check references. Ask for references from the family if you do not know them personally. Acceptable references could include: a former child care provider, someone who works at the child’s child care center, someone from their job or church, or a neighbor. 

  • Conduct an interview. Both students and families should thoroughly interview potential matches. Conduct the interview with questions that are most important to you. Take the time to get your questions answered to your satisfaction so that you can make a decision you are comfortable with. This does not have to be a formal interview, but should provide you with better knowledge of the job you may be accepting.

  • Communicate with courtesy, respect, and honesty, and take jobs you know you can handle.

  • Know your job. How many children you may be caring for, special instructions, hours you will be working, etc. Ask questions if you are unsure of guidelines or expectations!

  • Trust your instincts. If you are uncomfortable about accepting an opportunity, or returning—trust yourself! You should always feel comfortable with the those that hired you. If issues arise with families who contact you from our list, please let us know.