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Please note workshops for March and April 2020 have been cancelled. Thank you for your interest in becoming a certified Angler Education Instructor. To find a free workshop in your area, check the TPWD Calendar and contact the workshop coordinator listed to register. Upon completion of the workshop, your application will be processed and you will receive confirmation via email within 30 days. If you do not see a workshop in your region, please contact our office.
Program: Angler Education
Contact Person: Karen Marks, Aquatic Education Manager
Contact Phone: (512) 389-4732
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THIS EVENT HAS BEEN RESCHEDULED FROM APRIL 2 TO MAY 7, 2020Volunteers are needed to help Fin Addict Angler Foundation and Silver Mine Freedom Alliance Coop Home School teach 20 - 30 youth the basics of fishing. Rotating stations wil include stewardship, safety, knot tying, casting, and fishing on the bank. Date: Thursday, May 7, 2020Time: 8am to 1pmLocation: Miller's Pond Park, 6175 Old Pearsall Rd, San Antonio, TX 78242
Contact Person: Oscar Castillo
Contact Phone: (210) 643-3396
Celebrate Free Fishing Day and help teach the basics of fishing to families at the Bradfield Village Park pond and at various stations (knot tying, fish identification, casting, etc). Date: Saturday, June 6, 2020Volunteer time: 8:30am - 1pm
Contact Person: Vincent Lecca, TPWD Volunteer Angler Education Volunteer Trainer
Contact Phone: (512) 210-9142
Volunteers are needed to help with a family fishing event - basic education stations and water-side fishing will take place. When: Saturday, June 27, 2020, 7:45am to 3:30pmVolunteers should arrive at 7:45AM; Event runs 8:30am to 2:30pm. Please plan to stay and help with clean-up. Where: Jesse Jones Park & Nature Center, 20634 Kenswick Drive, HumbleThe event is hosted by Fishing's Future in partnership with Recreational Boating and Fishing Foundation (RBFF). The Take Me Fishing-First Catch Centers are events held at various locations throughout the state that provide hands-on basic fishing and boating skills for youth and adults.
Contact Person: Michael Scherer
Contact Phone: (832) 202-5221
When: Saturday, May 23rd, 2020Volunteer shift: 8:30am to 12:30pmEvent time: 9am to Noon
Help lead Basic Angler activities; knot-tying, backyard bass casting, Fish Habitat, basic tackle, and fishing ethics for youth and families. Entrance into the park for volunteers on the day of the volunteer event are waived, but we request that you stop in at Headquarters to get a parking pass.
Dress for the weather. Bring a hat, sunscreen and water bottle.
Contact Person: Stacy Holt, TPWD Angler Education Instructor Trainer
Contact Phone: (512) 784-0526
This weekday opportunity is designed for those who have an interest in pursuing a career in the wildlife management field. Farm type work like pond sweeping, water quality testing and general assistance to hatchery technicians are some of the experiences with this volunteer position. Contact us to find out more.Current wildlife management students, exceptional high school students and others with an interest in developing their skills in this field are encouraged to apply.
Program: Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center
Contact Person: Craig Brooks
Contact Phone: (903) 670-2222
Assist hatchery staff with maintenance, pond management and fish culture. Volunteer can select shifts during normal hatchery hours: 8am - 4pm, M-F. The hatchery is located in North Texas, approximately 23 miles west of Wichita Falls below Lake Diversion.
Program: Dundee Fish Hatchery
Contact Person: Michele Nations
Contact Phone: (940) 779-2301
Assist hatchery staff with pond management, fish culture, and hatchery maintenance. Volunteer can select shifts during normal hatchery hours: 8am - 4pm, M-F. The hatchery is located in North Texas about 90 miles west of Ft. Worth.
Program: Possum Kingdom Fish Hatchery
Under the direction of the Angler Recognition Specialist, this long term volunteer position will assist the Angler Recognition program within the Inland Fisheries Division of Texas Parks and Wildlife.
Currently we are in need of some administrative support for our Angler Recognition program. You'll help us expand our effectiveness by assisting with the processing of Angler Recognition applications/awards by providing support including data entry, filing, organizing, archiving, scanning, data validation and some fish identification. Ideal candidates will have experience working in an administrative setting.
Criminal background check required. Volunteer must be willing to work a minimum of two four hour days each week - exact schedule will be flexible based on program needs and volunteer's schedule.
Program: Inland Fisheries-Angler Recognition
Contact Person: Ron Smith
Contact Phone: (512) 389-8242
Volunteers are needed for the Kemah Bay Day Festival's Backyard Bass and Fish ID booths. Location: Kemah Boardwalk 215 Kipp Ave. Kemah, TX 77565Date: May 16, 2020Volunteer Time: Arrive at 10am, Event ends at 4pmThis is an outside event, so please dress for the weather. Food is available for purchase at the event, or you may bring your own. Water is provided.
Contact Person: Terry Smith
Contact Phone: (713) 859-5756
Do you love fishing? Want to pass that love on to others? Come help out at a Go Fish - Learn to Fish event!These free park programs teach fishing basics to anglers of all ages and abilities. Angler Education certification preferred but not required. All volunteers must pass a criminal background check prior to being eligible to volunteer.
Generally these events are open to the public from 9am - noon. If you sign up, please arrive to help set up at 8:30am.
Go Fish events are hosted behind the Amphitheater Restroom between the Onion Creek Hike and Bike Trail and Onion Creek.
Program: McKinney Falls State Park
Contact Person: Kristen Williams
Contact Phone: (512) 243-1643
Assist staff with hatchery operation (i.e. fish culture, maintenance, outreach & research.)
Program: CCA Marine Development Center
Contact Person: Ashley Fincannon
Contact Phone: (361) 939-7784
If you love to fish, here''s a unique opportunity for a park host at an Inland Fisheries facility! The Texas Freshwater Fisheries Center has an available position starting immediately for a 3 month term with options for shorter or longer stays. TFFC is a full-production fish hatchery with an aquatic nature center and stocked fishing ponds. Visitors to TFFC enjoy touring the freshwater animal exhibits, viewing a dive show, fishing at the casting ponds and exploring the 0.6 mile Wetland Trail. We provide all equipment for fishing and brief instructional assistance for new anglers. TFFC''s hatchery focuses primarily on largemouth bass production while raising and stocking catfish, koi and trout.
Park hosts are provided a 50/30 amp full hook-up campsite at an adjacent RV park in exchange for a minimum of 20 volunteer hours per week at TFFC and 5 volunteer hours per week at the adjacent RV park. TFFC shifts are primarily weekend with a few weekdays. The main duties of park hosts will be to provide basic fishing instruction, distribute fishing poles and assist with catches. Other duties may include but are not limited to:
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age. Criminal background check is required along with 3 references (character, employment or previous park host). Married couples are welcome to apply together as ample hours are available.
Assist with teaching fishing skills, catch and release and ethical fishing practices at Sea Center Texas. Most events are held on Wednesdays or Saturdays. Criminal History Background Check required. Must be 17 years old or accompanied by an adult and able to volunteer at least 6 hours per month.
Program: Sea Center Texas
Contact Person: Arlyne Martinez
Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x223
Assists in day-to-day operations of the Sea Center Texas gift shop. Operates cash register, prices and re-stocks merchandise. Criminal Background Check Required. Must be 17 years old or accompanied by an adult and be able to volunteer at least 6 hours per month. Minimum age is 12 years old.
Assists with the registration of visitors, distributing customer surveys, and answering guest inquiries at Sea Center Texas. Criminal Background Check Required. Must be 17 years old or accompanied by an adult and be able to volunteer at least 6 hours per month.
Provides interpretive tours of the visitor center and fish culture buildings to visitors of all ages at Sea Center Texas. Guides also assist with conducting education programs for local school students. Criminal background check is required. Must be 18 years old or accompanied by an adult and be able to volunteer at least 6 hours per month.
Sea Center Texas is a marine aquarium, education center and fish hatchery located in Lake Jackson, Texas. Sea Center Texas volunteers assist visitors during self-guided wetland and aquarium tours, the touch tank exhibit and guided fish hatchery tours. Other volunteers assist with gift shop operations as well as youth catch and release fishing events. A Criminal Background check is required. Volunteers must be 17 years old or accompanied by an adult and be able to volunteer at least 7 hours per month. Minimum age is 10 years old. Please note that Sea Center Texas does not have any park host opportunities.
Contact Person: Connie Stolte
Contact Phone: (979) 292-0100 x23
Sheldon Lake State Park offers field trips to local groups and schools, typically from 9:00am-12:00pm on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and occasionally on Saturdays. Field trip volunteers support staff by assisting with fishing programs, nature walks, and other programming. May be asked to assist with outreach events outside of the park.
Minimum age of 18Criminal background check required.
Program: Sheldon Lake State Park & Environmental Learning Center
Contact Person: Leslie McGuigan
Contact Phone: (281) 456-2800 x230
*This opportunity is only availble to individuals who have been directed to apply by the Athens MET office or a TFFC staff member*Volunteers will be placed into available positions at TFFC including Casting Pond Attendant or Gift Shop Attendant. Please fill out the application and our Volunteer Coordinator team will get in touch with you shortly.