Bobcat Build was inspired by Texas A&M's program called "The Big Event," which has been an annual Aggie service project for over 20 years. This university-wide service day has grown to over 71 other schools across the nation, and this number is expected to increase in the upcoming year. Currently, Texas State's Bobcat Build serves as the second largest one-day community service project in the state of Texas!
The Bobcat Build Student Planning Committee works hard all year to put together an opportunity for Texas State to say "Thank you!" to the San Marcos community.
Bobcat Build is one of Texas State University's largest traditions! Thousands and thousands of Texas State Bobcats have participated in this event! It is a chance to bring the Texas State community together and work towards building and maintaining our relationship with the community of San Marcos. Bobcat Build is a way for Texas State to say "Thank You" to the residents of San Marcos for always supporting our students.
Bobcat Build 2016 was one of our biggest events yet, bringing in over 4,700 student volunteers and serving 275 jobsites in the San Marcos area. We plan to make Bobcat Build 2017 even bigger and better!
If you are interested in being a student volunteer on the day of the event, speak to the President of your organization about signing your organization up! If you are not part of an organization, you can sign up with some friends or by yourself and we will place you with other students on the day of the event.
Job Site Leaders are student participants with a very important role. They are in charge of a group of up to 20 students including themselves. Sharing information about safety, job site locations, expectations, and schedules among thousands of students is a huge task! Job Site Leaders sign up their group and attend one of the mandatory Job Site Leader meetings. Then they share the information they learned with their group.
The Job Site Leader registration is limited to 20 people to help us get enough Job Site Leaders at each site. As long as you put what organization you're with, we can match all the members of your organization to the same job site.
Keep in mind, if you have a very large organization, we may have to split you between a couple of job sites. We do our best to keep everyone together!
San Marcos homeowners, non-profit organizations, and businesses can apply to become a Bobcat Build Jobsite. After a jobsite evaluation, if you are selected, we will send a group of student volunteers to your property to help with raking, tree trimming, painting, or a variety of other tasks!