Community Service and Volunteerism events are a great way to provide your residents with opportunities to give back to others,make a difference and engage in valuable learning experiences at the same time. As always, please share your own ideas here!




Trick or Treat Event and Door Decorating Contest

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Description: This has been done a bunch of times around campus and is a great idea! It works for us because we are in an urban setting. We invite children from a homeless shelter, or other organization, to Trick-or-Treat in the building. Residents sign up…

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Rakin’ Up the Community

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Description: The program is very simple really. All it consist of is raking leaves and having a dinner together. Here at my school each freshman dorm/floor has a faculty mentor and we invited him to participate. This gave the residents a chance to get to…

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Charity Concert

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Description: Ask a local band to play in your Residence Hall. Often times these bands will ask for money, if so ask your Hall Council to defer the fees, or any other Residence Hall Association on campus. Advertise in your hall and some of the…

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RA Auction

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Description: Get Residents to bid for an RA to to things for them. Like, 1) clean their room 2) do their laundry 3) give them a massage 4) make them dinner and so on... the money that is collected can be given to a charitable…

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Walking Dogs at an Animal Shelter

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Jennifer Zedaker Stephen F. Austin State University Walking Dogs at an Animal Shelter Some of the RAs and myself tried this program with another hall, and it was very successful. Basically, we pick one day each week to go to the local animal shelter to…

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