Since 2003, Bobcat Build’s Day of Service event has become a tradition of pride, unity, and selfless service at Texas State University. It’s our way of giving a big “Thank You” to our surrounding community for their continuous support in our success.


This year’s Day of Service event will take place on April 6, 2024!


Registration to volunteer in this year's Bobcat Build event will open on February 1, 2024. Stay tuned with Bobcat Build through our social media or our email at bobcatbuild@txstate.edu for updates!

Get ready for a day of service, gratitude, and fun! Any member of the Texas State University community can be a volunteer - students, faculty, and staff. As long as you are a member of the Texas State system, this opportunity is open to you! Below are some details and tips about what you could expect as a registered volunteer.

Volunteer Expectations

What should I wear?

We always advise volunteers to wear the following: comfortable clothing and close-toed shoes. This can be a t-shirt, pants or leggings, and sneakers. Volunteers will also be able to get a free t-shirt after checking in that they can change into!

Keep in mind that we live in Texas and the spring days can get warm. In addition, some jobsites will involve dirt, so we recommend wearing clothing you wouldn't mind getting dirty!

Do I have to be part of a team to volunteer?

While past events have had a membership requirement, this year we are opening our registration to solo volunteers! All volunteers must individually sign up, but there will be no membership requirement to keep you from registering.

For group signups, please make sure all members of your team register. Not only does your group's attendance count towards President's Cup points (if registered), it also helps our team match and/or confirm volunteers to jobsites. Please keep in mind that while we will do our best not to split groups, we cannot guarantee large groups will be placed in the same jobsite depending on the jobsite's capacity. We will notify you in the event we need to reassign you to a new jobsite.

For individual signups, you will be placed with other solo volunteers at a jobsite assigned by our team.

How do I become a jobsite leader?

If you would like to be considered for the role of Jobsite Leader, you will be able to select that option in your registration form. Jobsite leaders are responsible for making sure the group at the jobsite knows the assigned tasks, expectations, and the group's attendance. If selected, our team will contact you via email to provide further instructions and mandatory training dates.

What kind of work will be involved?

Jobs normally involve beautification projects such as weeding a community garden to washing windows to painting a house, but projects are not limited! Whatever the care, come prepared to work hard!

How long will the day be?

Prior to arriving at your jobsite, volunteers will check in at our Kickoff event taking place in the Quad on campus. There they will be able to gather with their jobsite team, hydrate, pick up a t-shirt, and hear a few words of thanks from our team.

After our Kickoff event, volunteers will head to their assigned jobsite and complete a maximum of four hours of service. We ask all teams to stay at their jobsite until the job is complete. If you do not feel that you will be finished within a reasonable time, jobsite leaders can call our staff for assistance. In the event your team completes all assigned tasks in less than the four hours, we ask you to be prepared to assist at another jobsite if needed.

What if I want to switch my jobsite?

Unfortunately there will be no changing or switching jobsites. This is to avoid confusion. Once you have been assigned, please remain with the group you are signed up with. Remember - it's all about giving back to our community!

Volunteer dumping leaves out of wheelbarrow
Volunteers sitting on the pavement at Kickoff.
Volunteer sorting through objects
Student kicking foot at the 19th Annual Kickoff event.
Volunteer doing service at jobsite