Community Service

  • Seniors MUST turn in all community service logs to Mrs. Van Every in the Counseling Office by Friday April 19, 2024, in order for the hours to go towards the Principals Volunteer Award.
    Hours turned in after this date will not receive the award.  

    Students are encouraged to become involved in their community to help develop their social skills, gain valuable work experience, and contribute to the betterment of their community. Community service hours are also considered for acceptance into many colleges and universities in Texas and throughout the nation.
    Community Service hours are given to those services completed outside of the normal school day.  
    Hours for donations will not be accepted

    There will be some DSHS clubs and organizations that will give hours for donated items. However, those earning the Principal's Service Award will not receive hours for those donations given. 

    Dripping Springs High School offers the Principal's Service Award to any senior who has completed the required number of community service hours that were earned during their high school years.  

    Those who have volunteer opportunities that they would like to post on this page, please contact Kim Van Every in the Counseling Office. 

    Happy Trails Ranch Park Trail Race Dripping Springs Ranch Park Sunday 2/25/2024
    Volunteer Shift 7 am - 12:00 pm  
    Happy Treading (Locally Owned) Produces a Women's Trail Race at Dripping Springs Ranch Park. Our Volunteers Are Treated to a Super Soft Volunteer T-shirt, Pre-event Donuts, and Post-race Coffee & Pancakes.   Volunteer Roles Include: - Setup up (Help Setting up the Start/Finish Area) - Finish Line (Hand out Finisher Awards) - Course (Point Runners in the Right Direction) - Post-race Food (Serve Fruit, Pancakes, Coffee) - Tear down (Help Tear down the Start/Finish Area)  Volunteer Shift Times: 7:00 Am - 12:00 Pm Sign up Here —> Https:// (Click the “Volunteer” Button)

    Special Olympics - Special Olympics Basketball is looking for volunteers to help during practices and possibly competition.  Practices begin one night per week in December, with Area competition culminating the season in February.  Click  here to sign up 
    Christmas on Mercer is just around the corner and we need YOUR help to make it happen. View available volunteer opportunities listed below, perfect for people of all ages. Bring a friend or two and work together to spread the Christmas cheer! **Volunteers under the age of 14 will need to be accompanied by an adult. ** Volunteers will also receive a *FREE* Christmas on Mercer T-shirt for their hard work. Keep an eye out for an email closer to the event date with details on where to park and meet. Thank you for your support, and Merry Christmas! 
    Dreamland Turkey Trot -  A 5k trail run will be held on Thanksgiving morning. Please click here to volunteer for the event. 
    For  additional information regarding the Turkey Trail Trot click here

    Run by the Creek 10K/ 5K  (Roger Hanks Park, Dripping Springs) - Sunday - Nov. 12, 2023 - Volunteers arrive at 7:15AM, done by 11AM - Volunteers will most likely be on course at a water stations.- 6-8+ volunteers - Receive a race T-shirt and volunteer hour  register to volunteer or contact

    There is a  need of student volunteers to provide childcare during a Special Education Parent Information Night.  The event will be on November 7th, 5:00-6:30, at the Central Admin building.  Volunteers will be needed from 4:45-6:45.  If you are interested use  this link to sign up.
    Boo at the Zoo - Austin Zoo -  Haunted Train Ride Volunteer. To participate, you must turn in this release form 
    Merritt Hill Country Living Center is  looking for students to help with the following:
    High energy to help  decorate, serve, and light clean up before, during and after our events and socials. 
    Creative students that would like to host an arts and crafts demonstration.
    Help  residents with the use of their phones. Contact information below if interested.   
    Crystal Martinez
    Leasing/ Resident Services Coordinator
    Veritee Property Solutions
    28725 RR 12 Dripping Springs, TX 78620
    P: 512-894-5048

    Dripping Springs Elementary Fall Fest -  November 11, 2023 

    Pound House Pumpkin Festival - The festival will begin on Saturday Sept. 23 and run every Saturday and Sunday until Oct.29.  The Pound House needs volunteers on Saturdays during the festival from 10am-1 and 1-4pm on Sept.23, 30, Oct.7, 14, 21 and 28.
    Please contact:  Brenda DeWitt, at 512-466-1067, or email for more information and to sign-up for a specific shift and date.

    Goat Couture 2023 - A Goat Fashion Show

    They are looking for volunteers to help run this event.  Date :Sept. 9th at Ranch Park.  Please click on the link below to sign up.

    Just Serve matches churches, civic organizations, non-profits, and government agencies that need volunteers with volunteers willing to help.