Projects

Alternative Breaks  - Alternative Breaks place teams of college students in communities to engage in community service and experiential learning. Students perform projects for community agencies and learn about issues such as literacy, poverty, racism, hunger, homelessness and the environment.

Clearinghouse Program - Tigers in Service sets up relationships with community agencies who are in need of volunteers and volunteers who need agencies to serve.  Matches are typically with youth, seniors and community.

Clean and Green - As a way to become engaged with our campus, TIS hosts Clean & Green the day before the fall Friends and Family Day at FHSU.  Help beautify our campus and showcase what FHSU has to offer!

Bowl for Kids' Sake - Bowl for Kids' Sake is Big Brothers Big Sisters' most important fund-raising event. For this fund-raising effort, students volunteer by asking for pledges from community members and businesses to donate to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ellis County.

Disaster Relief  - Tigers In Service coordinates relief campaigns for the victims of natural disasters.

Elementary School Game Nights - Volunteers work with parents to coordinate and host a carnival and cookout for local elementary school students at multiple elementary schools.

Food Drives - Food donations are collected from FHSU students, faculty, and staff to distribute to local food pantries. The pantries then give the food to local citizens who are in need.

Fund-Raisers - Tigers In Service partners with numerous organizations each year to assist with fund-raising. In the past, TIS has coordinated monetary collections, telethons, benefit breakfasts, book drives, and many other events to raise money for community agencies.

Veterans Day Ceremony - To honor those who serve or have served, TIS hosts an annual ceremony on Veteran’s Day.  Join us in thanking those who make our freedom a reality.

Make a Difference Day  - Make A Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others - a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October.

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service  - Every year, hundreds of thousands of Americans across the nation remember and honor Dr. King and his beliefs by making this holiday “A day ON, Not a day off.” As they have since 1995, individuals, families and groups will join in service projects to better their communities and neighborhoods.

National Youth Service Day  - National Youth Service Day is the largest service event in the world. Millions of youth participate in this international day of service every year. The goals of National Youth Service Day are to mobilize youth to identify and address the needs of their communities through service, support youth on a life-long path of service and civic engagement, and to educate the public, the media, and policymakers about the year-round contributions of young people as community leaders.

Service Fair - The Campus-Community Service Fair is an annual event designed to raise awareness throughout the FHSU campus and the Hays community about the benefits of and opportunities for community service and service-learning.

Simple Service - Simple service projects provide a quick and easy way to give back to the community. Volunteers take about five minutes out of their day to decorate a picture frame, fill out a Mother’s Day card, or to complete another uncomplicated task. The gifts are then given to citizens of assisted living establishments in Hays.

Special Olympics - Tigers In Service collaborates with the Special Olympics to provide volunteers for many of their events.

Youth Mentoring - College-aged volunteers are matched with local at-risk youth to serve as a mentor. The volunteers work to improve the lives of children by acting as a mentor, role model, and as a friend. This project is done in partnership with Big Brothers, Big Sisters & Youth Friends.

Outstanding Tigers Ceremony - Recognizing students and student organizations for their volunteer efforts is the intent of the Outstanding Tigers Ceremony.  Each spring a ceremony is held to show appreciation to students and present the Volunteer Organization of the Year Award.

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