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.

09/06/2019

September 6th - September 8th:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Cedar Hill State Park

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  5

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


09/06/2019

September 6th - September 8th:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  5

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


09/06/2019

September 6th - September 8th:
Public Workshop Assistant

Facility: Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle du Bois Unit

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with Texas Outdoor Family staff to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop for the general public and their families/friends. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  4

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


09/13/2019

September 13th - September 15th:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle du Bois Unit

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  5

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


09/13/2019

September 13th - September 15th:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Cedar Hill State Park

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  5

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


09/13/2019

September 13th - September 15th:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  5

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


09/20/2019

September 20th - September 22nd:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  5

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


09/20/2019

September 20th - September 22nd:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Tyler State Park

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  5

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


09/20/2019

September 20th - September 22nd:
Public Workshop Assistant

Facility: Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with Texas Outdoor Family staff to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop for the general public and their families/friends. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  4

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


09/27/2019

September 27th - September 29th:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Bonham State Park

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  4

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


09/27/2019

September 27th - September 29th:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Tyler State Park

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  5

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


09/27/2019

September 27th - September 29th:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Lake Mineral Wells State Park

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  5

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


10/04/2019

October 4th - October 6th:
Public Workshop Assistant

Facility: Cleburne State Park

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with Texas Outdoor Family staff to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop for the general public and their families/friends. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  3

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


10/04/2019

October 4th - October 6th:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Bonham State Park

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  5

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


10/04/2019

October 4th - October 6th:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Tyler State Park

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  5

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


10/18/2019

October 18th - October 20th:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  5

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


10/18/2019

October 18th - October 20th:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Purtis Creek State Park

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  5

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


10/18/2019

October 18th - October 20th:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Cleburne State Park

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  5

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


10/25/2019

October 25th - October 27th:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Dinosaur Valley State Park

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  5

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


10/25/2019

October 25th - October 27th:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  5

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


10/25/2019

October 25th - October 27th:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Purtis Creek State Park

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  5

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


11/01/2019

November 1st - November 3rd:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Dinosaur Valley State Park

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  5

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


11/01/2019

November 1st - November 3rd:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Cooper Lake State Park - South Sulphur Unit

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  5

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


11/01/2019

November 1st - November 3rd:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Purtis Creek State Park

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  5

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


11/15/2019

November 15th - November 17th:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Johnson Branch

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  5

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


11/15/2019

November 15th - November 17th:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Cedar Hill State Park

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  5

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


11/15/2019

November 15th - November 17th:
Public Workshop Assistant

Facility: Dinosaur Valley State Park

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with Texas Outdoor Family staff to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop for the general public and their families/friends. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  4

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


11/22/2019

November 22nd - November 24th:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Cedar Hill State Park

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  5

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


11/22/2019

November 22nd - November 24th:
Community Partner Workshop Assistant

Facility: Ray Roberts Lake State Park - Isle du Bois Unit

Notes: Volunteers will work directly with community partner leaders to assist in providing an overnight camping workshop tailored to the needs and goals of the partner and their participants. Duties may include, but are not limited to: gear management, base camp setup, hiking, fishing, kayaking, outdoor cooking, teambuilding, photography, and safety management. Workshop logistics will be emailed to volunteers the Wednesday prior to the event.

Available Positions:  5

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


11/22/2019

November 22nd November 24th:
Outdoor Leadership Training

Facility: Cleburne State Park

Notes: Master Outdoor Leader Training overnight camping session at Cleburne 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 fall. 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:  25

Sign up for: 6:30 pm - 3:00 pm


Region: Panhandle Plains, Prairies and Lakes, Pineywoods

Dallas Fort Worth Area Parks, TX

09/06/19 - 09/08/19: Ray Roberts IDB
09/06/19 - 09/08/19: Cedar Hill State Park
09/06/19 - 09/08/19: Lake Mineral Wells SP
09/13/19 - 09/15/19: Ray Roberts IDB
09/13/19 - 09/15/19: Cedar Hill State Park
09/13/19 - 09/15/19: Lake Mineral Wells SP
09/20/19 - 09/22/19: Ray Roberts JB
09/20/19 - 09/22/19: Tyler State Park
09/20/19 - 09/22/19: Lake Mineral Wells SP
09/27/19 - 09/29/19: Bonham State Park
09/27/19 - 09/29/19: Tyler State Park
09/27/19 - 09/29/19: Lake Mineral Wells SP
10/04/19 - 10/06/19: Bonham State Park
10/04/19 - 10/06/19: Tyler State Park
10/04/19 - 10/06/19: Cleburne State Park
10/18/19 - 10/20/19: Cooper Lake South Sulphur
10/18/19 - 10/20/19: Purtis Creek State Park
10/18/19 - 10/20/19: Cleburne State Park
10/25/19 - 10/27/19: Cooper Lake South Sulphur
10/25/19 - 10/27/19: Purtis Creek State Park
10/25/19 - 10/27/19: Dinosaur Valley State Park
11/01/19 - 11/03/19: Cooper Lake South Sulphur
11/01/19 - 11/03/19: Purtis Creek State Park
11/01/19 - 11/03/19: Dinosaur Valley State Park
11/15/19 - 11/17/19: Ray Roberts JB
11/15/19 - 11/17/19: Cedar Hill State Park
11/15/19 - 11/17/19: Dinosaur Valley State Park
11/22/19 - 11/24/19: Ray Roberts IDB
11/22/19 - 11/24/19: Cedar Hill State Park
11/22/19 - 11/24/19: Outdoor Leadership Training - Cleburne

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.

Fall 2019 Schedule (subject to change):
09/06/19 - 09/08/19: Ray Roberts Lake SP IDB
09/06/19 - 09/08/19: Cedar Hill State Park
09/06/19 - 09/08/19: Lake Mineral Wells State Park
09/13/19 - 09/15/19: Ray Roberts Lake SP IDB
09/13/19 - 09/15/19: Cedar Hill State Park
09/13/19 - 09/15/19: Lake Mineral Wells State Park
09/20/19 - 09/22/19: Ray Roberts Lake SP JB
09/20/19 - 09/22/19: Tyler State Park
09/20/19 - 09/22/19: Lake Mineral Wells State Park
09/27/19 - 09/29/19: Bonham State Park
09/27/19 - 09/29/19: Tyler State Park
09/27/19 - 09/29/19: Lake Mineral Wells State Park
10/04/19 - 10/06/19: Bonham State Park
10/04/19 - 10/06/19: Tyler State Park
10/04/19 - 10/06/19: Cleburne State Park
10/18/19 - 10/20/19: Cooper Lake SP South Sulphur
10/18/19 - 10/20/19: Purtis Creek State Park
10/18/19 - 10/20/19: Cleburne State Park
10/25/19 - 10/27/19: Cooper Lake SP South Sulphur
10/25/19 - 10/27/19: Purtis Creek State Park
10/25/19 - 10/27/19: Dinosaur Valley State Park
11/01/19 - 11/03/19: Cooper Lake SP South Sulphur
11/01/19 - 11/03/19: Purtis Creek State Park
11/01/19 - 11/03/19: Dinosaur Valley State Park
11/15/19 - 11/17/19: Ray Roberts Lake SP JB
11/15/19 - 11/17/19: Cedar Hill State Park
11/15/19 - 11/17/19: Dinosaur Valley State Park
11/22/19 - 11/24/19: Ray Roberts Lake SP IDB
11/22/19 - 11/24/19: Cedar Hill State Park
11/22/19 - 11/24/19: Outdoor Leadership Training - Cleburne