Join the Preservation Nation as a bridge to the past


Take Action

The Dr. Pound Farmstead is largely a volunteer-run organization. By donating your time and talent, you help The Pound House build toward an exciting future. We offer a variety of volunteer opportunities to fit your time schedule and interests. Come join the fun and be part of our Preservation Nation!


  • Complimentary admission to most events and programs

  • Service rewards

  • Flexible time commitments

  • Learn about Texas history and meet others with similar interests

  • Opportunity to help preserve Dripping Springs’ history & heritage

  • Investment in your community


(Ages 18 and older)

Our volunteers provide many vital functions at the Dr. Pound Museum. Explore different ways you can volunteer your time and abilities:

  • Docents — Lead tours of our museum in period costume and help recreate life during the 1800s. Training is provided and schedules are flexible.

  • Pound Provisions Greeters — Collect admissions, sssist shoppers operate cash register, organize displays and stock merchandise.

  • Program Guide — Lead tours for visiting schools and community groups.

  • Artisans — Work in our historic blacksmith barn and other artisan areas during special tours. Join in the fun of Pioneer day and be a Demonstrator.

  • Gardeners — Plant, maintain and harvest gardens in the historic areas.

  • Curatorial Specialists — Learn about Texas history while maintaining artifacts and conducting research.

  • Special Events — Help at festivals and celebrations like Pioneer Day, Twilight & Starlight and holiday events.

  • Office Support — Assist with tasks in several departments that may include monthly mailings, data entry, filing and general office support.

  • Maintenance — Assist in behind-the-scenes restorations and help with maintaining our historic Texas buildings.


Youth volunteering is allowed in most of the same areas available to adults, with the exception of artisans’ slots that are available with parental participation.

Select internships are available in variety of areas from event planning to curatorial work and working as a docent or guide.

We also offer community service opportunities for youths who are working off court-ordered volunteer hours, for both young men and women, usually on Saturdays and Sundays. Call 512-858-2030 to schedule your service times.