Opportunity Details

Texas Outdoor Family Dallas/Fort Worth

Sponsoring Program: Texas Outdoor Family

The Texas Outdoor Family (TOF) program helps introduce public families and community partner groups to great camping experiences in DFW Area State Parks. Workshop volunteers help in many capacities including: nature hikes, kayaking, fishing, camping gear distribution, geocaching, outdoor cooking, photography, safety management, and more. The TOF program reaches hundreds of participants every year! We could not do it without the assistance of our amazing volunteers.

Website: http://www.tpwd.state.tx.us/outdoor-learning/texas-outdoor-family/

This opportunity has multiple shifts, see schedule tab to sign up.

04/26/2019

EarthX at Fair Park! Texas Outdoor Family Sounds of the Night booth.

Notes: Volunteers will help run Sounds of the Night, assist with a Leave No Trace game, and help recruit new community partners for our TOF community partnership program.

Available Positions:  19

Sign up for: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


04/26/2019

EarthX at Fair Park! Texas Outdoor Family Sounds of the Night booth.

Notes: Volunteers will help run Sounds of the Night, assist with a Leave No Trace game, and help recruit new community partners for our TOF community partnership program.

Available Positions:  20

Sign up for: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


04/26/2019

April 26th - April 28th
Community Partner Workshop Assistant
Cedar Hill State Park

Available Positions:  4

Sign up for: 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm


04/27/2019

EarthX at Fair Park! Texas Outdoor Family Sounds of the Night booth.

Notes: Volunteers will help run Sounds of the Night, assist with a Leave No Trace game, and help recruit new community partners for our TOF community partnership program.

Available Positions:  20

Sign up for: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


04/27/2019

EarthX at Fair Park! Texas Outdoor Family Sounds of the Night booth.

Notes: Volunteers will help run Sounds of the Night, assist with a Leave No Trace game, and help recruit new community partners for our TOF community partnership program.

Available Positions:  18

Sign up for: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


04/28/2019

EarthX at Fair Park! Texas Outdoor Family Sounds of the Night booth.

Notes: Volunteers will help run Sounds of the Night, assist with a Leave No Trace game, and help recruit new community partners for our TOF community partnership program.

Available Positions:  19

Sign up for: 10:00 am - 2:00 pm


04/28/2019

EarthX at Fair Park! Texas Outdoor Family Sounds of the Night booth.

Notes: Volunteers will help run Sounds of the Night, assist with a Leave No Trace game, and help recruit new community partners for our TOF community partnership program.

Available Positions:  19

Sign up for: 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm


05/03/2019

May 3rd - May 5th
Community Partner Workshop Assistant
Cedar Hill State Park

Available Positions:  5

Sign up for: 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm


05/03/2019

May 3rd - May 5th
Community Partner Workshop Assistant
Tyler State Park

Available Positions:  4

Sign up for: 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm


05/10/2019

May 10th - May 12th
Community Partner Workshop Assistant
Cleburne State Park

Available Positions:  5

Sign up for: 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm


05/10/2019

May 10th - May 12th
Community Partner Workshop Assistant
Lake Tawakoni State Park

Available Positions:  5

Sign up for: 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm


05/17/2019

May 17th - May 19th
Community Partner Workshop Assistant
Cleburne State Park

Available Positions:  5

Sign up for: 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm


05/17/2019

May 17th - May 19th
Public Workshop Assistant
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch

Available Positions:  3

Sign up for: 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm


05/31/2019

May 31st - June 2nd
Community Partner Workshop Assistant
Cleburne State Park

Available Positions:  5

Sign up for: 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm


05/31/2019

May 31st - June 2nd
Community Partner Workshop Assistant
Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle du Bois Unit

Available Positions:  5

Sign up for: 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm


06/07/2019

June 7th - June 9th
Community Partner Workshop Assistant
Cedar Hill State Park

Available Positions:  4

Sign up for: 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm


06/07/2019

June 7th - June 9th
Public Workshop Assistant
Eisenhower State Park

Available Positions:  3

Sign up for: 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm


06/14/2019

June 14th - June 16th
Community Partner Workshop Assistant
Cedar Hill State Park

Available Positions:  5

Sign up for: 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm


06/14/2019

June 14th - June 16th
Community Partner Workshop Assistant
Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Available Positions:  5

Sign up for: 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm


06/21/2019

June 21st - June 23rd
Community Partner Workshop Assistant
Cedar Hill State Park

Available Positions:  5

Sign up for: 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm


06/21/2019

June 21st - June 23rd
Outdoor Leadership Training
Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Notes: Master Outdoor Leader Training overnight camping session at Lake Mineral Wells State Park. Volunteers must complete an online application for the course and receive approval prior to signing up for this opportunity. Application will be located on the TPWD calendar under Texas Outdoor Family events later this spring. This overnight session does not count toward the 30 hours of required volunteer service. Attendees are responsible for their own transportation and food. Please bring your own camping gear if you can. Contact Lisa Henderson if you need to borrow equipment or have any questions.

Available Positions:  19

Sign up for: 5:00 pm - 12:00 pm


Region: Panhandle Plains, Prairies and Lakes, Pineywoods

Dallas Fort Worth Area Parks, TX

03/01/19 - 03/03/19: Ray Roberts IDB
03/01/19 - 03/03/19: Cedar Hill State Park
03/08/19 - 03/10/19: Cedar Hill State Park
03/08/19 - 03/10/19: Lake Mineral Wells
03/15/19 - 03/17/19: Dinosaur Valley
03/15/19 - 03/17/19: Ray Roberts IDB
03/22/19 - 03/24/19: Dinosaur Valley
03/22/19 - 03/24/19: Ray Roberts JB
03/29/19 - 03/31/19: Dinosaur Valley
03/29/19 - 03/31/19: Ray Roberts IDB
04/05/19 - 04/07/19: Cedar Hill State Park
04/05/19 - 04/07/19: Cooper Lake SP South Sulphur
04/12/19 - 04/14/19: Cedar Hill State Park
04/12/19 - 04/14/19: Tyler State Park
04/26/19 - 04/28/19: Cedar Hill State Park
04/26/19 - 04/28/19: Tyler State Park
05/03/19 - 05/05/19: Cedar Hill State Park
05/03/19 - 05/05/19: Tyler State Park
05/10/19 - 05/12/19: Cleburne State Park
05/10/19 - 05/12/19: Lake Tawakoni
05/17/19 - 05/19/19: Cleburne State Park
05/17/19 - 05/19/19: Ray Roberts JB
05/31/19 - 06/02/19: Cleburne State Park
05/31/19 - 06/02/19: Ray Roberts IDB
06/07/19 - 06/09/19: Cedar Hill State Park
06/07/19 - 06/09/19: Eisenhower State Park
06/14/19 - 06/16/19: Cedar Hill State Park
06/14/19 - 06/16/19: Lake Mineral Wells
06/21/19 - 06/23/19: Cedar Hill State Park
06/21/19 - 06/24/10: Outdoor Leadership Training Mineral Wells

Texas Outdoor Family

Lisa Henderson

(512) 354-9124

If you are camping overnight with the program it is preferrable, but not mandatory, to come equipped with your own tent and sleeping pad/mattress. A shared campsite will be provided to you if you volunteer for 8+ hours during the workshop. If you would like to volunteer and/or need to borrow camping gear, please coordinate with Lisa Henderson prior to the event.

Spring 2019 Schedule (subject to change):
03/01/19 - 03/03/19: Ray Roberts Lake SP IDB
03/01/19 - 03/03/19: Cedar Hill State Park
03/08/19 - 03/10/19: Cedar Hill State Park
03/08/19 - 03/10/19: Lake Mineral Wells State Park
03/15/19 - 03/17/19: Dinosaur Valley State Park
03/15/19 - 03/17/19: Ray Roberts Lake SP IDB
03/22/19 - 03/24/19: Dinosaur Valley State Park
03/22/19 - 03/24/19: Ray Roberts Lake SP JB
03/29/19 - 03/31/19: Dinosaur Valley State Park
03/29/19 - 03/31/19: Ray Roberts Lake SP IDB
04/05/19 - 04/07/19: Cedar Hill State Park
04/05/19 - 04/07/19: Cooper Lake SP South Sulphur
04/12/19 - 04/14/19: Cedar Hill State Park
04/12/19 - 04/14/19: Tyler State Park
04/26/19 - 04/28/19: Cedar Hill State Park
04/26/19 - 04/28/19: Tyler State Park
05/03/19 - 05/05/19: Cedar Hill State Park
05/03/19 - 05/05/19: Tyler State Park
05/10/19 - 05/12/19: Cleburne State Park
05/10/19 - 05/12/19: Lake Tawakoni State Park
05/17/19 - 05/19/19: Cleburne State Park
05/17/19 - 05/19/19: Ray Roberts Lake SP JB
05/31/19 - 06/02/19: Cleburne State Park
05/31/19 - 06/02/19: Ray Roberts Lake SP IDB
06/07/19 - 06/09/19: Cedar Hill State Park
06/07/19 - 06/09/19: Eisenhower State Park
06/14/19 - 06/16/19: Cedar Hill State Park
06/14/19 - 06/16/19: Lake Mineral Wells State Park
06/21/19 - 06/23/19: Cedar Hill State Park
06/21/19 - 06/24/10: Outdoor Leadership Training Mineral Wells