5,000 volunteers to work 285 job sites during 15th annual Bobcat Build
Posted by Jayme Blaschke
Office of Media Relations
March 28, 2017
More than 5,000 Texas State students, faculty and staff are expected to participate in the 15th annual Bobcat Build community volunteer event Saturday, April 1.
Bobcat Build is a one-day, student led community service project organized by the Bobcat Build Student Planning Committee, housed in the Office of Student Involvement in the LBJ Student Center. The mission of Bobcat Build is to create a Texas State tradition of pride through a day of service projects that builds awareness, builds community and builds tradition.
The program started as a way for the students to thank the community for allowing Texas State to continue to be a part of the city of San Marcos. Now the program is the second largest of its kind in Texas. Each year, new volunteers and returning members line up to participate in Bobcat Build.
Bobcat Build has extended its reach to encompass communities beyond San Marcos, and now includes job sites in Wimberley, Driftwood, Martindale and New Braunfels. The work completed at the 285 area job sites include painting residential homes, yard work, outside beautification and working with non-profit organizations, just to name a few.
For more information about Bobcat Build, visit www.bobcatbuild.txstate.edu or call (512)-245-4245.
About Texas State University
Founded in 1899, Texas State University is among the largest universities in Texas with an enrollment of 38,849 students on campuses in San Marcos and Round Rock. Texas State’s 170,000-plus alumni are a powerful force in serving the economic workforce needs of Texas and throughout the world. Designated an Emerging Research University by the State of Texas, Texas State is classified under “Doctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity,” the second-highest designation for research institutions under the Carnegie classification system.