Why volunteer with Bobcat Build?

Give thanks and show appreciation to the San Marcos community for supporting Texas State University.

Meet new people and build relationships with other volunteers and community members.

Become a part of Texas State University's largest tradition!

Receive a FREE Bobcat Build shirt at the Kick-Off Event!

Volunteer Expectations

  • Appropriate footwear (close-toe boots/sneakers) is required for your safety. No flipflops, Sperry's, Tom's or other casual shoes.
  • Jeans and long-sleeve shirts are highly recommended! Working outside can really scrape up your arms and legs.
  • Wear old clothes and shoes.
  • Bobcat Build serves everyone and anyone in the San Marcos community. We do our best to reach out to everyone. Our evaluation process is not based on economic status, but on our ability to complete the tasks requested.
  • Your group’s Jobsite Leader is responsible for making sure you know these expectations AND show up! Please keep in contact with the event staff if your group will not be able to attend Bobcat Build.
  • Jobs can range from weeding a community garden to washing windows to painting a house to removing debris from a vacant lot. Be prepared to work hard!
  • Stay until the job is complete. If you don't feel you'll be finished within a reasonable time, call Event Staff and more help will be sent. You have a maximum of four hours.
  • To avoid confusion, remain with the group you signed up with. No changing or switching Jobsites.
  • Be prepared to assist at another Jobsite if your site takes less than 4 hours.
Volunteer picking up leaves

Volunteer picking up leaves during Bobcat Build

Register as a Volunteer

Some important information to have before registering: (1) how many people are in your group (minimum group size is two); (2) who will serve as your group's Jobsite Leader, (3) if anyone in your group has access to a large vehicle, (4) if anyone in your group has allergies, (5) if anyone in your group requires accommodations to participate in Bobcat Build, (6) the t-shirt size,  volunteer name, NetID, and email address for each group member.

Closes March 1, 2023!