Community Service Hours

Community Service Hours

Student Involvement and Engagement partners with local non-profit organizations and other community outreach programs to provide verified community service hours for Texas State students. Texas State students can browse our Community Service Partners, view the current service opportunities available, or submit their volunteers to be calculated throughout their time as a Texas State student.

Available Community Service Opportunities

  • Sign up to be a volunteer for schools within San Marcos CISD! Projects can vary based on your interests and needs of the schools accepting student volunteers - reading books to students and helping students complete special projects, being a school observer or teaching assistant, mentor students, and more.

    This is a great opportunity for students studying education and wanting a career in the education field, or for students in organizations that require service hours!

    Special Instructions: applicants are required to complete a background check after submitting their application.

    To apply, students can follow this link: SMCISD Volunteer Application

  • Adopt A Spot (6 work days a year)

    Contact Keep San Marcos Beautiful:

  • Where: Discovery Center (430 Riverside Dr - across from Herbert’s Taco Hut)

    Time: 8am-11am

    Activity: Learn about propagation; trail & demonstration bed maintenance, pond maintenance; tree care; composting; vegetable garden maintenance; bird watching maintenance

    Special instructions: wear close-toed shoes; all tools and supplies are provided

    Contact: Eric Weeks (

  • Where: Meet at the San Marcos Chamber of Commerce (202 S CM Allen at Hutchison)

    Time: 8:30am-11:30am

    Activity: Landscaping, sticker removal, litter cleanup, painting, and beyond!

    Special instructions: Only need 3-5 volunteers each time

    Contact: Jeremy Gonzales (  

  • Learning Bridge screens and trains community volunteers to tutor kids in foster care. Volunteers do not have to be educators – just committed adults who will show up each week for a student. Tutors assist students with homework or work with students on subjects that are challenging to them. The program serves students in K-12th grade in Travis, Hays, Williamson, Bastrop, and Bell counties of Texas and is free to foster and kinship families.

    Tutors must be 20 years old and pass a background check. There is 2 hours of virtual training required before beginning. We ask for a commitment to tutor for the remainder of the school year once matched with a child.

    To apply, please complete the application linked here.

    Contact: Monica Wyatt (

Volunteer on a ladder cleaning a window of a resident's home


Just completed volunteer work and don’t know where to put your hours? Follow the link below to learn how you can submit and track your hours!