Community Service

Trick or Treat Event and Door Decorating Contest


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 in advance and have candy ready for the children who, […]

Rakin’ Up the Community


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 […]

By |February 13th, 2015|Categories: Community Service, Program Ideas||0 Comments

Charity Concert

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 […]

By |January 14th, 2015|Categories: Community Service||0 Comments

RA Auction

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 […]

By |January 3rd, 2015|Categories: Community Service||0 Comments

Walking Dogs at an Animal Shelter

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 […]

By |December 29th, 2014|Categories: Community Service, Social/Community Building||0 Comments

Raise Money, Win Prizes – Raffle

Name: Kelley Williams
School: Northern Illinois University


Our hall is doing a raffle for prizes. Every raffle ticket costs $1.00. For every month we have a prize package picked out. All the […]

By |November 27th, 2014|Categories: Community Service, Social/Community Building||0 Comments

March Madness for the Hungry


This runs like your normal NCAA Basketball tournament pool with one exception. To enter, each person must donate a non-perishable food item. All items are donated to the local soup kitchen. The winner of the pool receives a prize donated by a local merchant.

By |November 26th, 2014|Categories: Community Service, Social/Community Building, Team Builders||0 Comments

Swap Meet and Greet


Toward the end of the year when your residents have accumulated lots of stuff, have a Swap Meet where residents can bring things to trade with each other. We had people bring all sorts of things like computer software, bikes, […]

By |November 26th, 2014|Categories: Community Service, Social/Community Building||0 Comments

Recycling and Easter


To make residents aware of the importance of recycling for the environment.
Make Easter baskets from old cardboard boxes and used color paper and fill with dyed eggs.
Lead a discussion on recycling while residents make their baskets.

By |November 16th, 2014|Categories: Community Service||0 Comments

Charity Softball

I am planning on a charity softball tournament for our residents, as well as the public. We are currently obtaining sponsors for virtually anything
that will cost us money!

It looks like it will be a great success and, more importantly, it gives us a chance to give […]

By |November 10th, 2014|Categories: Community Service||0 Comments